2 Dec 2011
Danish telecoms agency the National IT and Telecom Agency (also known as Telestyrelsen) has published its ‘Broadband Survey 2011’, which outlines recent developments on the rollout of high speed internet services in the country. The survey shows that by the end of the first half of 2011, 38% of Danish households and companies were covered by a broadband connection with download speeds of at least 100Mbps, compared to 25% at the same date a year earlier. The regulator attributed the increase in high speed internet network coverage to the expansion of fibre networks and the upgrade of cable TV networks. Over the same period, coverage of connections with higher upstream rates has also increased, with availability of 10Mbps upload speeds rising from 45% to 56%, while 95% could receive a connection of 10Mbps download, up three percentage points year-on-year. Meanwhile, at mid-2011 only 0.5% (around 14,000) of households and business could not receive a download connection of at least 2Mbps, compared to 1% twelve months previously.