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Fixed versus mobile broadband in the EU28: can mobile gain the upper hand and where?

Published: 2015-03-13

Fixed broadband connections refer to the following technologies: xDSL (ADSL, VDSL, etc), cable modem (also including Hybrid Fibre Coaxial / HFC and DOCSIS 3.0) and fibre optic (fibre-to-the-premises / FTTP, fibre-to-the-home / FTTH and fibre-to-thebuilding / FTTB). Mobile broadband subscribers, on the other hand, refer to subscribers of mobile data-only plans with devices such as tablets, data cards, USB modems, pocket WiFi or desktop routers. Subscribers using mobile Internet with 3G/4G feature phones or smartphones and combined voice and data plans are excluded. Note that both residential and business broadband connections are counted. Furthermore, penetration rate is defined as the ratio of total broadband connections either over total households or total inhabitants.

Published: 2015-03-13

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