Mapping broadband in Greece

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2012 - key results for Greece

One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by Point Topic shows Greece is now over 21% towards achieving that aim.

National coverage by broadband technology

Greece remained ahead of the EU averages for standard broadband coverage, both in total and in rural areas. In 2012 most of the standard broadband coverage for Greece was based on DSL coverage, defined by whether premises are within the service area of an exchange enabled for DSL.

Greece broadband coverage by technology combination

Greece broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2012

The country saw a significant increase in NGA coverage in 2012, with VDSL being rolled out from the Central Office in a number of major cities and urban areas through Greece. The calculation for coverage includes households that can be served from either the street cabinet or from the Central Office. By the end of the year rural areas had not yet benefited from the roll-out of VDSL services.

Greece still had no cable network, and without the benefit of Docsis 3 coverage the country is likely to remain behind the European Union average for NGA coverage. FTTP services proved to have so far only been deployed on a small scale.

LTE services were also launched in 2012, and the country already had impressive coverage of services, mostly concentrated in urban areas. While DSL and HSPA both provided standard coverage to rural areas, we estimate that at the end of 2012 none of the most rural households in Greece could access NGA services.

Greece total broadband coverage by technology

Greece total broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Greece rural broadband coverage by technology

Greece rural broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Regional coverage by broadband technology

Standard fixed broadband coverage was fairly uniform across Greece. Only one province had less than 90% coverage – Evrytania, in central Greece.

The roll-out of VDSL was fairly uniform across Greece and its islands, and only three provinces had no coverage at the end of 2012 – Evrytania, Fokida and Chalkidiki. Coverage across the other provinces ranged from 7% to 44%.

Greece standard broadband coverage map

Greece standard broadband coverage map

Greece NGA broadband coverage map

Greece NGA broadband coverage map

Data tables for Greece

Find out more

Point Topic maps broadband coverage in every square kilometre across Europe. For more details, please visit the Broadband Competition Map of Europe page or contact Tim Johnson at tim.johnson@point-topic.com or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.

 

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