Mapping broadband coverage in Slovakia

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Slovakia

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 Slovakia is now over 65% towards achieving that aim.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Slovakia

National coverage by broadband technology – Slovakia

Slovakia broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Slovakia broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Slovakia reflects the same pattern as many of the more eastern countries included in the study  Total standard coverage is below average at 91% but NGA coverage is in the top 10 at 65%.  Rural standard coverage is up with the European average but NGA has yet to reach rural areas.

Slovakia superfast broadband coverage map

Slovakia superfast broadband coverage map

As the technology profile shows, the NGA coverage is largely provided by FTTP solutions, typically involving fibre backhaul from distribution nodes in large system-built apartment blocks.  This provides 57% population coverage, the third highest in the study countries.  Cable Docsis 3 also makes an NGA contribution but VDSL is not yet present.

In rural areas the pattern is very different.  There are none of the apartment blocks which support the economics of FTTP, the cable networks do not extend to rural areas either and VDSL, which could offer an attractive option in some cases, is not yet developed.  As a result, Slovakia is one of the seven study countries which have little or no NGA in rural areas.

NGA broadband maps for Slovakia

Standard broadband coverage in Slovakia is highest in the Bratislava province, at 96%, with the other more industrialised provinces in the north-west and the south-east of the country following on 93% and the remainder on 89%.

The pattern is essentially the same for Slovakia’s above average NGA coverage although the percentage differences are greater.  Bratislava leads on 85%, the other more industrial areas are on 73% and the remainder on 55%.

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.

Data tables for Slovakia

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 5,400,998
Persons per household 2.8
Rural proportion 30.2%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 82.7% 54.5%
VDSL 0.0% 0.0%
FTTP 57.0% 0.0%
WiMAX 50.0% 50.0%
Standard cable 21.5% 0.0%
Docsis 3 cable 16.6% 0.0%
HSPA 85.5% 52.1%
LTE 0.0% 0.0%
Satellite 100.0% 100.0%
Standard Combination 91.4% 77.3%
NGA Combination 65.3% 0.0%

 

 

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