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European Broadband Awards: broadband deployment projects

The European Broadband Awards is an event that recognises outstanding broadband deployment projects in Europe and highlights successful infrastructures.

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European Broadband Awards 2022

Europe’s digital transformation by 2030 relies on providing citizens with access to a gigabit connectivity and 5G services. Europe digital decade began with the relaunch of European Broadband Awards. All projects advanced in implementation, big or small, rural or urban, private or public, local, regional, national or cross-border, and covering all technologies were welcome to apply for the awards. The application deadline was 31 January 2022. The projects applying for the European Broadband Awards were assessed by a jury composed of five experts with comprehensive experience in broadband. The jury pre-selected 16 best projects for the finals. The winners of the European Broadband Awards 2022 were announced and awarded by the European Commission at the Award Ceremony on 27 September 2022.

Category 1. Innovative models of financing, business and investment. The finalists that applied effective and innovative financing, business or investment models were chosen this category.

Category 2. Cost reduction measures and co-investment. The category was addressed to projects that applied measures exploiting the synergies between different infrastructures and strived for cooperation among relevant stakeholders in building and investing in infrastructure, including cross-border/multi country projects.

Category 3. Socio-economic impact in rural and remote areas. Finalists in this category have direct and indirect socio-economic impacts and substantially improved connections to and in the remote and rural areas.

Category 4. Demand generation and take-up of connectivity. The finalists that implemented measures stimulating the demand side and increasing the take-up of a wide range of fixed and/or wireless/mobile, including 5G, services and applicationswere selected in this category.

Category 5. Quality and affordability of services. The category was addressed to projects focusing on providing high quality and affordable services for end-users.

The highest number of applications came from Germany, Austria and Spain. Category 3, “Socio-economic impact in rural and remote areas”, was the most frequently selected by the applicants.

Previous editions of the awards

You will find more information about previous editions of the awards, the finalists and the winners in the European Broadband Awards archive.

Further information & support

European Broadband Awards Helpdesk at atene KOM

Tel: +49 341 962103 19


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