Croatia was new to the Broadband Coverage in Europe study. The data showed that it was slightly behind the European Union averages for standard and standard fixed broadband coverage, and quite far behind the average for NGA coverage. We estimated that less than 0.01% of rural households could access NGA services at the end of 2012.
A key reason for the low NGA coverage was that none of the cable network had been upgraded to Docsis 3 at the end of 2012. Since Docsis 3 is typically a key component of NGA coverage, it is therefore not suprising that Croatia falls behind the EU average. VDSL contributed nearly 16% to NGA coverage and FTTP just over 6% – implying that only half of the FTTP network overlaped with the VDSL network.
Whilst a very small amount of rural FTTP coverage was reported, overall this was less than 0.01% of all rural households.
As well as Docsis 3, no WiMAX networks were reported in Croatia. Coverage of most technologies fell behind the EU average for coverage, with the exception of DSL which was slightly ahead of the average.
Croatia’s capital Zagreb had the highest standard fixed broadband coverage and NGA coverage. Beyond this, it was areas in the west, south and east of Croatia which enjoyed the highest standard fixed broadband coverage. No region in Croatia had NGA coverage over 35%.
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 [email protected] or telephone +44(0)20 3301 3303.