Mapping broadband coverage in Estonia

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Estonia

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 Estonia is now almost 62% towards achieving that aim.

Download Report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Estonia

National coverage by broadband technology – Estonia

Estonia broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Estonia broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Estonia is almost exactly on the average for Total Standard Coverage and ahead of the average for all the other combinations.  Not least it has 100% HSPA coverage, helped by its relatively small size and mountain-free geography.  Estonia also has the third-highest LTE availability in Europe, up with its Nordic neighbours which it increasingly resembles.

Estonia’s good performance is based on a broadband infrastructure which is skewed away from DSL to some extent.  VDSL is present but with low coverage so far (only 4.5%), but there are high coverage values for FTTP (35%) and Standard Cable (59%).  Estonia has a high value for NGA coverage (62%) mainly because of FTTP and Docsis 3.

Above-average Rural Standard Coverage in Estonia owes a lot to WiMAX which at 40% has the sixth highest coverage in Europe.  Estonia also does relatively well with Rural NGA, thanks to the second-highest rural FTTP coverage in Europe and a good contribution from Docsis 3.

NGA broadband maps for Estonia

Estonia superfast broadband coverage map

Estonia superfast broadband coverage map

Standard broadband coverage is highest in the north of Estonia, with the Tallinn region and the north-east of the country both about 97%.  The other three provinces have 92% to 93%.

The coverage of Next Generation Access is more varied.  The capital region is clearly highest, with almost 90% NGA coverage, and the north-east reaches almost 70%.  The two central and southern regions are some way behind with 41% and 37%, and the more rural Baltic coast and islands have 33%.







Data tables for Estonia


Statistic National
Population 1,340,935
Persons per household 2.3
Rural proportion 30.6%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 90.0% 71.8%
VDSL 4.5% 0.0%
FTTP 34.7% 11.4%
WiMAX 40.0% 40.0%
Standard cable 58.9% 16.5%
Docsis 3 cable 45.4% 11.9%
HSPA 100.0% 100.0%
LTE 30.0% 0.0%
Satellite 0.0% 0.0%
Standard Combination 95.0% 85.9%
NGA Combination 61.8% 18.4%

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 or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.



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