Mapping broadband coverage in Greece

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - 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 broadband specialists Point Topic shows that Greece has started on that road, with 4% of homes having access to superfast broadband if they choose.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Greece

National coverage by broadband technology – Greece

Greece broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Greece broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Greece is ahead of European averages for standard broadband coverage, including Total, Rural and HSPA, but at an early stage of development as far as NGA is concerned.   Standard rural coverage is good considering the country’s low income per head and fragmented terrain.

The TSC for Greece is based mainly on DSL coverage, defined by whether premises are within the service area of an exchange enabled for DSL.  The incumbent operator is now rolling out VDSL but there is no other source of NGA speeds so far – Greece does not have a cable network providing broadband services.  LTE is yet to start.

DSL provides well above average (93%) coverage of rural areas but VDSL has only a small rural presence so far.  Although there are WiMAX networks in Greece they make very little contribution to rural coverage because they are mainly deployed as alternative networks in Greece’s two big cities – Athens and Salonika.

Broadband maps for Greece

Greece broadband coverage map

Greece broadband coverage map

Greece has good standard broadband coverage, with the provinces around Athens and Thessalonika reporting 100%, and many of the islands at the same level.  Most of the rest of the country has at least 92%.  Only two provinces in central Greece, Fokita and Evrytania report less than this, with 83% and 80% respectively.

NGA coverage is much less developed at only 4.2% overall.  VDSL is the only provider of NGA services and unusually it is being rolled out first in more remote areas.  Four provinces in the north-east of Greece each have between 22% and 73% VDSL coverage.  Otherwise, the Athens area had 6% and nowhere else had any at all as of end-2011.

 

 

 

 

Data tables for Greece

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 11,213,785
Persons per household 2.5
Rural proportion 22.0%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 98.5% 93.0%
VDSL 4.2% 1.0%
FTTP 0.0% 0.0%
WiMAX 16.1% 0.5%
Standard cable 0.0% 0.0%
Docsis 3 cable 0.0% 0.0%
HSPA 99.4% 97.3%
LTE 0.0% 0.0%
Satellite 100.0% 100.0%
Standard Combination 98.5% 93.2%
NGA Combination 4.2% 1.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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