Swedish regulator promotes satellite broadband to boost rural coverage

31 Mar 2022

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) says that satellite broadband will need to play an important role in helping the country meet its target of having a minimum 30Mbps connection available to every household by end-2025. The regulator says that while satellite services are underused today, with just 150 subscriptions, operators should continue to raise customer awareness, particularly in rural areas which will not be covered by commercial fibre rollouts.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that under its ‘Completely Connected Sweden 2025’ programme the country aims to have 98% of households covered by 1Gbps services by end-2025, with a further 1.9% to have access to at least a 100Mbps connection and the remaining 0.1% to be reached by a minimum 30Mbps service.

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