Sweden’s Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has published its report on fixed and mobile broadband for 2019. The regulator says that broadband access at speeds of 100Mbps or greater was available to 84.2% of households at the end of October 2019, up from 81.0% twelve months earlier. The annual increase of 3.2 percentage points was lower than the 4.2 percentage point increase the year before and 5.5 point rise in the year to October 2017, but the PTS says that expansion is now having to take place in increasingly rural areas.
Outside of urban areas, almost half of households were passed by fibre-optic infrastructure, an increase of 7.5 percentage points from October 2018. 98.0% of premises had access to a service of 30Mbps or above at October 2019, up from 97.4% a year earlier.
The Swedish government aims to have 95% of households within reach of a 100Mbps service by the end of this year under its broadband strategy, and expects 98% of premises to be covered by a 1Gbps connection by 2025.