OECD Data Shows Greece Lags in Broadband Connections



Although Greece has made strides in recent years in improving broadband growth, the country is still lagging in the sectors of mobile and fiber-optic broadband, according to the latest OECD data.

Compared to the majority of the OECD member countries, Greece comes in at 35 out of 37.

Over the past couple of years, Greece has begun to increase the amount of fiber-to-the-home (FTTHs) connections, or fiber-optic broadband connections.

However, current data released from the OECD shows that overall, “fiber to the x” connections in Greece, which includes FTTH, FTTB, FTTP connections, now account for only 0.2% of all fixed broadband connections. It is a 9.5 percent growth year on year, but still places the country significantly behind its OECD counterparts and is the primary reason for the low ranking in the OECD’s ranking of broadband connections.

Greece has seen improvements is in the category of increasing penetration in regards to fixed broadband connection speed.

The country has the second highest speed out of the OECD members, growing from 33.57 percent to 35.4 percent year on year, putting Greece in the 16th place in the OECD for fixed broadband penetration index.