Mapping broadband coverage in Slovenia

Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 - key results for Slovenia

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 Slovenia is now almost 68% towards achieving that aim.

Download report – Broadband Coverage in Europe in 2011 – Slovenia

National coverage by broadband technology – Slovenia

Slovenia broadband coverage by technology combination - BCE 2011

Slovenia broadband coverage by technology combination – BCE 2011

Slovenia has a similar broadband profile to several other Balkan and Eastern European nations.  Standard coverage is below the European averages at 90% Total and 60% Rural.  But Total NGA coverage is good, 68% against the European average of 50%.  Slovenia also has rather better rural NGA coverage than many of its peers, matching the European average at 12%.

Slovenia is also making use of a wider range of technologies than some other countries in its area.  VDSL, FTTP and Docsis 3 all make a substantial contribution to NGA coverage.  FTTP and the cable networks also add significantly to standard coverage.  The telephone incumbents are often the providers of FTTP as well as DSL/VDSL so the networks are more likely to be complementary rather than overlapping.  WiMAX has wider than average coverage and is deliberately deployed to fill in DSL coverage gaps.  All these factors help to maximise the effectiveness of Slovenia’s broadband infrastructure.

Slovenia superfast broadband coverage map

Slovenia superfast broadband coverage map

These factors are also seen at work in rural areas.  WiMAX makes a bigger contribution to coverage than DSL and both VDSL and FTTP provide more than average rural access – 11% against 4% and 1.6% against 0.9% respectively.

NGA broadband maps for Slovenia

Slovenia’s Standard broadband coverage peaks at 100% around the capital, Ljubljana and in the coastal region.  Elsewhere it falls off, ranging from 92% in the west down to only 72% in the small, mountainous region of Zasavska.

The pattern with NGA coverage is similar, Ljubljana and the coast do best with 96% and 81% respectively.  The region including Maribor, Slovenia’s second city, has 74% while the other regions have between 60% and 30%.

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 Slovenia

Demographics

Statistic National
Population 2,010,269
Persons per household 2.5
Rural proportion 24.7%

Coverage by technology

Technology Total Rural
DSL 71.8% 27.0%
VDSL 41.5% 10.5%
FTTP 20.5% 1.6%
WiMAX 45.0% 45.0%
Standard cable 36.0% 0.0%
Docsis 3 cable 36.0% 0.0%
HSPA 95.6% 88.7%
LTE 0.0% 0.0%
Satellite 100.0% 100.0%
Standard Combination 90.1% 59.9%
NGA Combination 67.7% 12.1%

 

 

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