Mapping broadband coverage in Denmark

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Denmark

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 broadband specialists Point Topic shows Denmark is now nearly 62% towards achieving that aim.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Denmark

National coverage by broadband technology – Denmark

Denmark broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Denmark broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Denmark holds its position as one of the leading broadband countries in Europe with a wide range of services offering good coverage rather than having a leading position in particular services.  Its technology combination coverage is ahead of the European average by every measure, particularly in respect of Total NGA and Rural Standard broadband.

The technology profile shows that Denmark is well ahead of the average for most broadband technologies, but not usually in the leading position.  For example, DSL coverage is shown here as 98% rather than the 100% claimed by several countries.  This reflects the NRA’s data which shows DSL coverage falling short of 100% despite the fact that Denmark has universal telephone service and all its exchanges are enabled for DSL.  Evidently there is an assumption that end-users need to be able to receive at least minimum broadband speeds to be counted as being in the DSL coverage area but the speed required is not explicitly defined.

Denmark superfast broadband coverage map

Denmark superfast broadband coverage map

The exception for leadership is LTE, where Denmark is first on the list with 54% coverage already achieved.  The exceptions for being behind the average are VDSL and WiMAX.  VDSL is available in Denmark but aimed only at business users so that it is not included in these consumer-focused results.  WiMAX is present but, as in other countries with a full range of broadband choices, makes a smaller contribution than average.

The rural profile tells the same story only more so.  Denmark is ahead of the average for every technology excepting only VDSL, WiMAX and, oddly enough, LTE.  In particular it is first in Europe for rural FTTP, already providing 12% coverage against the continental average of only 0.9%.

NGA broadband maps for Denmark

Denmark has uniformly high standard broadband coverage with all the mainland regions between 98% and 99.9%, and only the eastern island of Bornholm below 97%.

NGA coverage is also fairly evenly distributed in Denmark.  The capital city, Copenhagen has 78% coverage and three other large regions, including the Aarhus area, over 65%.  All but one of the remaining regions have between 44% and 63% NGA coverage.  The exception is Bornholm with less than 6%.

Data tables for Denmark

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 5,475,791
Persons per household 2.1
Rural proportion 30.3%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 98.1% 93.6%
VDSL 0.0% 0.0%
FTTP 37.2% 12.4%
WiMAX 8.0% 9.7%
Standard cable 62.6% 27.8%
Docsis 3 cable 48.1% 12.8%
HSPA 98.1% 93.9%
LTE 54.1% 0.0%
Satellite 100.0% 100.0%
Standard Combination 99.0% 96.7%
NGA Combination 61.9% 21.9%

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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