Europe-wide overview, country comparisons and year-on-year trends are provided in this report. Additionally, fixed broadband price developments in study countries are discussed in individual country chapters. The five largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in each country were included.
Data was collected from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) websites between 10th and 24th October 2016. The research was based on offers for Single Play (standalone internet), for Double Play with fixed telephony, Double Play with television services, and for Triple Play. Offers for each of the four bundles were assigned to several download speed baskets ranging from 0.144 Mbps to more than 100 Mbps.
Applying the normalised prices in Euro, it was found that the least expensive countries for fixed broadband in the EU in 2016 were Lithuania, Sweden, Latvia and Finland.
The EU is in close competition with Japan and South Korea for the lowest prices in all but the highest speed baskets. In fact, European citizens have to pay similar prices for offers of up to 100 Mbps, but significantly more for ultra-fast connections.