The "Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015" study monitors the progress of EU Member States towards their specific broadband coverage objectives – namely: ‘Universal Broadband Coverage by 2013’ and ‘Universal Broadband Coverage with speeds at least 30 Mbps’. This report covers thirty-one countries across Europe – the 28 EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland and Switzerland, and analyses the availability of nine broadband technologies (DSL, VDSL, cable modem, DOCSIS 3, FTTP, WiMAX, HSPA, LTE and satellite) across each market, at national and rural levels.
In addition, various combination categories indicating the availability of one or more forms of broadband connection are also published. These cover overall fixed & wireless broadband availability, fixed broadband availability and next-generation access (NGA) availability. Europe-wide overview, country comparisons and year-on-year trends are provided in this report. Additionally, broadband coverage developments in study countries are discussed in individual country chapters. The collected data show that over 217 million EU households (99.8%) had access to at least one of the main fixed or mobile broadband access technologies at the end of June 2015 (excluding satellite). This represents a 0.4 percentage point increase, or 660,000 additional households compared to the end of 2014.