Broadband Subscribers Forecast in the EU 28, 2015-2025

According to the Quantum-Web’s broad band’s statistics and forecast service, at the end of 2015 there were 163 million broadband subscribers in the EU28 region and this number will exceed 192 million by 2025.

xDSL technologies including ADSL and VDSL with 101 million subscribers exhibit a negative annual compound growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9 and by 2025 the number of connections to xDSL will reduce by 33 million to 68 million connections losing status as the region’s most diffused broadband access technologies.

The number of FTTx connections will soar from 26 million in 2015 to 83 million in 2025, replacing xDSL as the top access technology in the region.

Cable modem connections, with 1.7% CAGR in the next decade, will climb to over 37 million by 2025.

Other technologies including WiMAX, Satellite and leased lines show a negative growth of 3.2% during the same period, losing almost 1 million connections.

Qmars Safikhani, Head of Analytical Research at Quantum-Web, said, “FTTx growth will be faster than we expected. Some of this growth was stimulated by the fast diffusion of bundled packages at a very competitive prices in the biggest countries in the European Union and the sluggish deployment of vectoring by telecom operators”.

Countries covered in the region:
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
UK

Quantum-Web collects the main KPIs of broadband subscribers in 106 countries on a quarterly basis. To find out more about our quarterly Statistics and Forecasts practice, please contact Andrea Riddling on + 44 (0)20 3286 9570 (ar@quantum-web.com) or ask for a sample here.