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Mobile and Fixed Broadband Prices in Europe 2020

The Commission has published a study with data on 2020 prices of fixed and mobile broadband in the EU27 and beyond.

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The study on Mobile and Fixed Broadband Prices brings together data from the EU27, the UK, Iceland, Norway, Japan, South Korea and the USA. It includes the 5 largest internet service providers and the 2-3 of the largest Mobile Network Operators in each country.

The study focuses on 3 areas:

  1. fixed broadband baskets
  2. converged broadband baskets, which include both mobile and fixed broadband
  3. mobile broadband baskets

It compares prices across the EU, price differences between the EU and non-EU countries, and the development of prices.

Key findings

Find below the study’s key findings about the lowest broadband prices in the EU and refer to the Executive summary and the Study for more detailed explanations and findings.

Fixed broadband baskets

  • Lithuania, Latvia, and Romania have the most attractive prices for broadband internet in the EU
  • Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia follow
  • France, Czechia and Italy have low prices especially for Triple Play offers
  • Austria and Estonia tend to have attractive prices for lower bandwidth offers

Converged broadband baskets

  • Poland, Romania, France and Latvia have the most attractive prices for converged offers in the EU
  • Bulgaria, Lithuania, Austria and Germany follow. Bulgaria and Austria have low prices especially for Quadruple Play offers
  • Portugal and Cyprus have no offers belonging to the two less expensive clusters
  • Poland and Romania are the only countries to have offers in the least expensive cluster for all the converged baskets

Mobile broadband baskets

  • Poland, Romania, Estonia, Spain, Ireland and Slovenia have the most attractive prices overall
  • Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, France and Italy follow
  • Austria, Germany and Italy have at least three offers belonging to the cheapest cluster
  • Only Poland has offers in the inexpensive cluster for all the usage baskets, Romania for all but two usage baskets

The Commission regularly monitors the prices of mobile and fixed broadband across the EU and in comparison with other countries. The previous report on mobile and fixed broadband prices was published in 2020.

Downloads

1. Retail Broadband Prices in Europe 2020 — Executive summary (EN)
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2. Retail Broadband Prices in Europe 2020 — Executive summary (FR)
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3. Retail Broadband Prices in Europe 2020 — Final Report (EN)
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4. Simulation Tool 2020
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