Whilst the Czech Republic is slightly ahead of the European Union average for standard fixed broadband coverage, it remains behind the average for overall standard coverage and NGA coverage.
The technology profile provides the background to these results. DSL coverage in the Czech Republic was higher than average in 2012, with 97% of households covered by services. DSL dominated the results for standard fixed broadband, which is consequentially higher than the EU average.
Whilst FTTP and VDSL coverage were very close to the average for the European Union, a less extensive cable network means that the Czech Republic fell behind in terms of NGA coverage. Only FTTP was found to provide any significant coverage in rural areas, covering just 1.3% of rural households. This resulted in the much lower than average results for rural NGA coverage.
Looking at all technologies, the Czech Republic had one of the lowest figures for rural HSPA coverage, pulling down the standard coverage for mobile and fixed-line technologies to 88%.
Notable improvements were recorded in 2012, with the coverage of VDSL growing from just under 10% to 25%. This in turn had a positive impact on overall NGA coverage, which grew by 9p.p. in the year.
LTE services were launched in 2012 and these covered nearly 10% of households by the end of the year. The whole of the Czech Republic was covered by satellite broadband services.
The capital Prague enjoyed the highest coverage of both standard fixed broadband and NGA services. Coverage of standard fixed broadband was over 90% in every region. Coverage of NGA broadbandwas high in the regions around Prague and particularly in the north-west, as well as in the south and south-east around Brno and Ostrava.
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