The overwhelming majority of homes (98.9%) in Slovenia had access to fixed broadband services in 2021.
This, according to the regulator AKOS, was one percentage point more than the EU average. Although the figure fell to 96% in rural areas, this was still 4.5 percentage points higher than the EU average.
Coverage with high performance networks (VHCN coverage, which includes FTTP technologies and DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem) reached 72.4% of households in total (EU 27 average: 70.2%) and 46.4% in rural areas (EU 27 average: 37.1%).
The regulator notes that VHCN coverage in Slovenia is limited to FTTP coverage only, as DOCSIS 3.1 technology was not introduced during the observed period. Broadband coverage of households on the DOCSIS 3.0 cable network totaled 58.5% (EU 27 average: 44.2%), and 19.3% in rural areas (EU 27 average: 11.3%).
It also says that Slovenia has made progress in the broadband coverage of households with speeds of over100 Mbps, namely by 3.4% points in total to 85.5%, which is also 3.4% points more compared to the EU 27 average. LTE coverage of households in Slovenia totaled 99.9% (EU 27 average: 99.8%) and 99.8% in rural areas (EU 27 average: 99.6%).
5G household coverage in Slovenia totaled 36.6% (EU 27 average: 65.8%), and 2.8% in rural areas (EU 27 average: 34.7%).
However, it is necessary to take into account the fact that Slovenian operators introduced 5G services at the end of 2020 and at the beginning of 2021.