Mapping broadband coverage in Cyprus

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2012 - key results for Cyprus

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 Cyprus is now over 73% towards achieving that aim.

National coverage by broadband technology

Cyprus was one of the smallest countries within the study and enjoyed almost complete standard and standard fixed broadband coverage. Whilst NGA was reported as absent at the end of 2011, at the end of 2012 73% of households were covered by high-speed services.

Cyprus broadband coverage by technology combination

Cyprus broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2012

 

FTTP and WiMAX were both still absent in Cyprus at the end of 2012, whilst VDSL and Docsis 3 had become available. At the end of 2011, cable services were only offered providing speeds of up to 20Mbps. For the purposes of this study, this was not classified as an NGA service and so not classified as Docsis 3. However, at the end of 2012 high-speed services were available across the whole cable network.

VDSL expanded with unusually high coverage of rural households. Cyprus already had nearly 100% coverage of DSL. VDSL cards and other relevant equipment to support higher speeds were mostly added to DSLAM’s in rural areas: the plan was then to invest in fibre in the urban areas. However these plans have been delayed due to uncertainty in regulation and demand. The economic situation in Cyprus then complicated the issue further.

Cyprus total broadband coverage by technology

Cyprus total broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Cyprus rural broadband coverage by technology

Cyprus rural broadband coverage by technology – BCE 2012

Regional coverage by broadband technology

Cyprus enjoyed full coverage from satellite broadband, and nearly complete DSL and HSPA coverage. At the end of 2012, LTE services had not let launched in Cyprus.

Cyprus standard broadband coverage map

Cyprus standard broadband coverage map

Cyprus NGA broadband coverage map

Cyprus NGA broadband coverage map

 

Data tables for Cypus

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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