Broadband internet coverage in rural areas in Belgium 2018, by technology

The statistic shows that Belgium had a better coverage of the major connection types in rural areas than the average of Europe in 2018. VDSL had a total coverage of over 82 percent, whereas the average coverage for Europe was 36.6 percent. As of 2018, Belgium had no FTTP connection available in the rural areas.

Broadband internet coverage in rural areas in Belgium compared to Europe in 2018, by technology

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

June, 2018

Supplementary notes

The source states the following for the definitions:
DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line.
VDSL stands for a "very high speed" version of DSL.
FTTP stands for fibre-to-the-premises.
WiMax stands for the wireless service "802.16d" for fixed users and "802.16e" for mobile users.
Cable is broadband delivered over TV network using coaxial cable, for speeds up to 20Mbps.
DOCSIS 3.0 is the modern version of broadband, providing speeds of 30Mbps and above.
HSPA stands for High Speed Packer Access, is the upgraded version for 3G and delivers at least 21.1Mbps
LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and is defined as the next-generation mobile service.

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