One fifth of Danes had internet at minimum of 100 Mbps in H1

Thursday 7 December 2017 | 12:01 CET | News

The number of home and office broadband connections in Denmark at a minimum of 100 Mbps had reached 532,000 by 30 June, according to the Energy Department. This was a rise of 70.9 percent year on year, it said in its report 'Telestatistics – first half-year 2017'. The rate of penetration for internet at at least 100 Mbps for downloads went up from 12.6 percent to 21.4 percent.

The number of fixed line subscriptions enabling uploads at a minimum of 100 Mbps grew by 173.5 percent year on year to 267,000, or a penetration rate of 10.7 percent. Most of the subscriptions allowing downloads at 100 Mbps or more had a speed under 300 Mbps (458,000), but even so, there were 11,000 contracts providing downloads at 1 Gbps or above.

The number of subscriptions for internet via copper dropped by 88,000 in the year to 30 June, while the number of contracts via fibre and television cable climbed by approximately 53,000 each. Fibre and TV cable made up 52.4 percent of all of Denmark’s 2.49 million fixed broadband lines by the middle of 2017.

The number of mobile broadband subscriptions for phones, tablets and laptops grew by 534,000 or 7.8 percent year on year to 7.4 million. This is a penetration rate of 128.3 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants.

Mobile data traffic grew by 49.4 percent from the first half of 2016 to the same period of this year, with downlads and uploads together totallling 242,000 Terabytes. This is equivalent to an average consumption of 5.7 GB per mobile subscription per month, up from 4.1 GB a year earlier.

The number of voice call minutes for mobile and fixed line telephony taken together declined by 2.2 percent from 8.5 million in the first half of 2016 to 8.3 million. Landline minutes, including IP, dropped 11.4 percent whereas mobile voice minutes only slipped by 0.1 percent.

The number of fixed line IPTV subscriptions fell for the first time, by 5.6 percent from 44,000 to 415,000 by mid-2017.

In July 2016, a DKK 119 monthly mobile subscription would provide unlimited voice calls along with unlimited texts, MMS and data, but no internet for EU roaming. By July 2017, a DKK 109 subscription would provide unlimited calls, SMS/MMS and 30 GB of data, including unlimited calls/MMS/SMS and 30.5 GB for EU usage.

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