Danish fixed broadband subscriptions at 100 Mbps plus rise 62% in H1

Friday 11 January 2019 | 12:32 CET | News

The Danish Energy Authority has announced a 62 percent year-on-year rise to 866,000 in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions providing service at a minimum download speed of 100 Mbps in the first half of 2018. It said 34.2 percent of people had 100 Mbps internet by 30 June, up from 21.4 percent a year earlier. Mobile call minutes fell by 6.3 percent, which was the biggest drop ever, but many voice calls now run via smartphone apps.

Based on statistics from operators, the authority said the number of fibre connections increased by 12.2 percent year on year and the number of cable TV network lines by 6.4 percent from 30 June 2017. Copper broadband connections (xDSL) declined by 9.7 percent. By 30 June 2018, fibre accounted for 23.8 percent of Denmark's 2.53 million fixed broadband lines, and TV cables for 32.4 percent. Fixed broadband lines were up 1.3 percent since the middle of 2017.

Upstream and downstream traffic via the mobile network went up by 12 percent to 303,000 TB in the first half of 2018 from H2 2017, or by 29.6 percent from H1 2017. Fixed network traffic likewise climbed by 12 percent, to 2.83 million TB, or nine times greater than the mobile data traffic.

Fixed network broadband uploads reached 300,000 TB and downloads reached 2.5 million in the first half of 2018. This works out at 176.9 GB downloaded per month per subscriber, which is an upturn of 11.8 percent compared with H2 2017. Upload traffic grew by 6.9 percent to 23.9 GB per month and subscriber.

Average mobile broadband uploads and downloads on mobile telephones, tablets and portable PCs was 6.9 GB per subscription per month in H1 2018, up from 5.5 GB in H1 2017.

Fixed broadband with a minimum 100 Mbps upload speed grew by 48.8 percent to 399,000 subscriptions by 30 June 2018, making up 15.8 percent of contracts, up from 10.7 percent a year earlier. The authority said 77.6 percent of subscriptions allowed uploads at a minimum of 10 Mbps, up from 66.1 percent a year earlier.

Cable TV broadband subscriptions with downloads of at least 100 Mbps climbed by 73.5 percent since 30 June 2017 and made up 54.5 percent of cable TV broadband subscriptions, a rise from 33.4 percent a year earlier.

Voice minutes on the fixed and mobile networks shrank by 7.2 percent from 8.3 billion to 7.7 billion. Fixed line minutes, including IP telephony minutes dropped 11.5 percent and mobile call minutes decreased by 6.3 percent.

Mobile broadband subscriptions for phones, tablets and portable PCs grew by 2.8 percent year on year or by 208,000 to just under 7.6 million subscriptions, or 130.5 contracts per 100 people.

In July 2018, the price of a large mobile service package providing unlimited talk time, unlimited internet and unlimited SMS/MMS in Denmark, as well as unlimited calls/texts/MMS and 5G for use in EU roaming, was DKK 129. This compares with DKK 130 a year earlier for a package with only 5 GB of internet in Denmark, albeit allowing the entire 5 GB to be used in the EU.

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