Sweden boasts best 3G coverage in Europe

9 Mar 2005

Sweden has achieved Europe’s most extensive 3G network coverage, according to a report published by the country’s National Post and Telecom Agency (NPTA). According to the NPTA approximately 85% of Swedes reside in UMTS coverage areas; the UK came second with 75%, followed by Italy’s 60%. The report singled out the country’s 100%-plus mobile penetration and early adopter culture as the main reasons for its place at the top of the rankings.