EU28- Wireline and Fixed Broadband Market Statistics and Forecasts- Q2 2015

London 18 September 2015- The total number of connections to fixed broadband technologies in EU28 countries passed 160 million by the end of Q2 2015, an increase of 1% on Q1 2015 and 4% on the same quarter in 2014. In Q2 2015, the number of xDSL connections (the main fixed broadband technology in EU28) passed 104 million lines, representing 65% of the fixed broadband market (Figure 1).

Figure 1. Broadband Connections by Technology, Q2 2015
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Cable Modem connections, the second most popular type of broadband technologies (with 19% market share), rose to 31 million at the end of Q2. Fibre technologies continue to dominate overall growth, experiencing a net gain of 8% since Q1 2015 – which means that FTTx is the fastest growing technology in EU28 countries. By the end of Q2 2015, the number of FTTx connections reached 22 million. Other fixed broadband technologies, including WiMAX, Satellite, LAN and MAN with 4 million connections, represent the fourth category of fixed broadband technologies deployed in EU28 countries.

Quantum Web predicts that xDSL will continue as the dominant technology for broadband access in EU28 countries, despite a substantial decline of its connections. By the end of 2020, the number of xDSL connections will shrink to 77 million, representing 43% of total broadband market across the member states. Cable Modem with 31 million connections, FTTx with 25 million and other fixed broadband technologies with 3.8 million will account for 21%, 34% and 1.6% of the broadband market respectively (Figure 2).

Figure 2. Broadband Connections by Technology, Q4 2020EU28-2

 

Fixed Broadband by Country

There has been little change overall at the country level since Q1 2015.
Germany continues to be the largest market, with over30 million broadband connections and 19% of the overall market in Q2 2015. France posted a slower quarterly growth than Germany in Q2, reaching 26.4 million broadband connections and 16.6 % share of market among EU28 countries. UK is the third largest broadband country with over 23 million connections, followed by Italy (14.5 million) and Spain with just over 13 million (Figure 3).

Figure 3. Broadband Connections by Country, Q2 2015EU28-3

Greece with 3.6% growth since the previous quarter is the fastest growing market in the European Union followed by Bulgaria (3.2%), Portugal (2.5%) and Cyprus (2.1%). The Netherlands saw a -0.8% decline in fixed broadband connections followed by Poland in Q2 vs Q1 2015.

 

 Markets and Operators included in Quantum-Web’s Database:
Austria Germany Portugal
KabelPlus BITel Cabovisao
UPC  Deutsche Telekom NOS
Liwest EWE Tel Portugal Telecom
Sky Gelsen-Net Vodafone
Tele2 M-net
A1 NetCologne Romania
Sky AKTA
Belgium Tele Columbus Gemenii Network
Belgacom Tele2 iNES
Base O2 NextGen Communications
Telenet United Internet One
Numericable Unity Media RCS&RDS
Mobistar Vodafone T-mobile
TeleSAT UPC
TV Vlaanderen Greece Vodafone
Cyta Greece
Bulgaria Forthnet Slovakia
blizoo OTE Antik
Bulsatcom Vodafone Benestra
Comnet WIND Hellas CondorNet
Coolbox DiGI
Telenor Hungary Dsida
Escom Digi Gaya
Internet Group GTS Datanet Gecom
M-Tel Invitel Imafex
Vivacom UPC Isper
Parisat Martico
Croatia PR Telecom Orange
Amis Tarr RadioLAN
B-Net T-Mobile Rupkki
T-Mobile ViDaNet Satro
H1 Telekom Slovanet
Iskon Ireland T-Mobile
Optima Telekom Digiweb Ireland UPC
Vip Eircom
Imagine Communications Ireland Slovenia
Cyprus Sky Amis
CableNet Vodafone ANSAT Krško
CYTA Elcatel 
PrimeTel Elcatel 
Italy EVJ Elektroprom
Czech Republic Fastweb Kablenet
Corsat Telecom Italia KaTe Nova Gorica
T-Mobile Vodafone KRS
Elsat Tiscali KRS Štepanjsko naselje
UPC Wind KTV Dravograd
nej-tv KTV Ravne
Netbox Latvia P&ROM 
NOEL Baltcom Skyline
Poda Dautkom Softnet
Rio Media MiTs Studio Proteus
O2 Pronets T-2
Vodafone Lmt Teleing
Viasat Telekom Slovenije
Denmark Telemach
Altibox Lithuania Telesat
Boxer Denmark Balticum Total TV
ComX Cgates TS RPL
Dansk Bredband Elekta
Energi Midt Init Spain
DLG Tele KAVA Euskaltel
Telenor k-sistemos Iberbanda
Syd Energi Skynet Jazztel
TDC Splius Orange
Telia Teo PTV  Telecom
Waoo! Viasat R
TeleCable
Estonia Luxembourg Telecable de Asturias
Starman Orange Telefonica
STV P&T Luxembourg Vodafone
Tele2
emt Malta Sweden
Telset GO Bredbandsbolaget
Viasat Melita Canal Digital Sweden
Ozone Com hem
Finland Siscom TDC
DNA Vanilla Tele2
Dynamo Net Vodafone TeliaSonera
Elisa
Finnet Group Netherlands UK
Hakukaista osk CAIW BT
KrsNET Canal Digitaal EE
Suupohjan Seutuverkko Cogas Kabel Kcom
TeliaSonera Kabel Noord O2
Verkko-osuuskunta Kuuskaista KPN Sky
Viasat ziggo Talk Talk
Tele2 Virgin Media
France Vodafone Vodafone
Bouygues Telecom
CanalSat Poland
Iliad Cyfrowy Polsat
Numericable- SFR Inea
Orange Multimedia Polska
NC+ Poland
Netia
Orange
T-Mobile
Toya
UPC
Vectra