We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Sweden is EU's fibre broadband leader

UK doesn't feature in Top 10 list

Sweden is the top country in Europe when it comes to rolling out fibre broadband, with over 10 percent of the country already having superfast internet access, says the Fibre to the Home Council (FTTH).

According to the broadband organisation the number of Europeans that have access to a fibre internet connection has grown by 18 percent to two million since last year, and this figure is expected to rise to 13 million by 2012.

Karel Helsen, president of FTTH, told the BBC that the number of fibre broadband connections are increasing because it offers seemless web browsing.

"No delay is very important, specifically if you talk about applications that are time dependent such as personal communications, conference calls or video calls where delays cause a lot of interference."

However, FTTH reported that the UK doesn't feature in the Council's top 10 of EU countries with the most fibre connections.

Broadband speed test

See also: BT: broadband tax won't pay for fibre upgrade


IDG UK Sites

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Framestore recreates ancient China for Mr Bean's martial arts misadventure

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests and more