Internet: After all, how are we covering Portugal?

Deepak Gupta August 22, 2022
Updated 2022/08/22 at 10:21 PM

When talking about the Internet, it is common to say that Portugal has the best infrastructure in Europe… and it is not a rumor like many others. Operators have bet on new equipment and technologies and this is noticeable in almost the entire country.

According to recent data, Portugal has the seventh highest high-speed internet coverage in the EU in 2021.

Portugal is fifth with the most connectivity in sparsely populated areas

According to Eurostat, Portugal was, in 2021, the seventh member state of the European Union (EU) with the greatest coverage of high-speed internet, in a total of 90.5%, being also the fifth with the most connectivity in areas with low speed. populated.

Last year, 70.2% of homes in the community space had high-speed internet coverage, compared to 16% in 2013.

By country, high-speed internet coverage was highest in 2021 in Malta (100%), Luxembourg (96%), Denmark (95%), Spain (94%), Latvia (90.7%) and the Netherlands (90.6%), followed by Portugal (with 90.5%) in seventh place.

Internet: After all, how are we covering Portugal?

The statistical office adds that high-speed internet connectivity has also improved in sparsely populated areas in the EU, as, between 2013 and 2021, the coverage of homes in sparsely populated areas increased from 4% to 37% in the community space.

Malta again had the highest high-speed internet coverage in sparsely populated areas in 2021, followed by Luxembourg, Denmark and the Netherlands (all 79%), while the lowest percentages were found in Greece (0%), the Czech Republic (7 %) and Finland (12%).

Portugal was the fifth EU country with the highest high-speed internet connectivity in sparsely populated areas last year, with coverage of 75.9%.

In 2021, the European Commission has set a target for 2030 to achieve high-speed connectivity in all EU homes and 5G coverage for all populated areas.

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