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.
- Winner of Category 1: High speed broadband for all in Yvelines, France
- Winner of the Jury Award: BROADEN - Broadband Across Border Sweden-Norway, Sweden & Norway
- Lower Austria - a holistic solution to supply the entire rural area with sustainable FTTH, Austria
- Private Public Partnership for an area-wide Broadband Expansion Program with FTTH in the Stuttgart Region, Germany
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.
- Winner of Category 2: Digital Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
- Nordeste de Segovia (Nordesnet), Spain
- WEMACOM Breitband, Germany
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.
- Winner of Category 3: Broadband Director Plan of Navarre 2016 – 2021, Spain
- Erro Smart Valley, Spain
- Broadband expanse in North Hesse, Breitband Nordhessen, Germany
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.
- Winner of Category 4: FTTB build up for everyone in Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein
- Winner of the Jury Award: EllaLink, Ireland
- Wholesale Model - new approach & possibilities, Poland
Category 5. Quality and affordability of services. The category was addressed to projects focusing on providing high quality and affordable services for end-users.
- Winner of Category 5 (1): Broadband Deployment Project Sankt Nikolai im Sausal, Austria
- Winner of Category 5 (2): Breitbandausbau im Landkreis Bautzen, Germany
- FTTH network roll-out, Latvia
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
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