The mobile penetration rate is forecast to rise from an estimated 154.7% in 2017 to 173.4% in 2022, with subscriptions growing at an annual average rate of 2.3%. Fixed-line subscriptions have fallen slightly in recent years, but are projected to be broadly stable over the forecast period (2018-22), supported by voice over internet protocol (VoIP) usage. The fixed-line penetration rate is projected at 44.8% in 2022.
There were about 33.1m fixed-line broadband subscribers in 2017, accounting for the vast majority of internet subscriptions. A broadband penetration rate of 40% in 2017 is fairly high in regional terms, but take-up of very high-speed connections is below the EU average, partly owing to limited coverage of fibre-based networks.
Industry List: Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48