This report on the EU’s broadband market just landed in my inbox.
It’s by Ecta, a lobby group representing new telecoms companies that take on big, former state-run “incumbent” operators.
The study shows that EU broadband subscriptions have risen and are drawing level with the US and Japan. That said, the proportion of people signing up varies widely across member states and competition is weak in some countries.
One key point in the paper: in Britain, where regulators took radical action to split BT, the big telecoms group, the market is doing well and competition has increased.