Summary

The aim of this study is to obtain a detailed snapshot of superfast connectivity with a download rate superior or equal to 100 Mbps in big cities around the world and to draw out the top 10 selection.
This comparison between cities is based on qualitative criteria such as quality of service, affordability compared to local standard of living and on quantitative criteria such as coverage or market competition.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology
2.1. Methodology
2.2. A selection of connected cities

3. SFB network coverage and availability
3.1. Criteria applied
3.2. Availability: rankings and findings

4. Quality of fixed and mobile access services
4.1. Criteria applied
4.2. Availability: rankings and findings

5. Affordability and transparency of access products
5.1. Criteria applied
5.2. Affordability of access products: rankings and findings

6. Global access composite index
6.1. Global rankings according to connectivity access criteria
6.2. Development outlook for connectivity in big cities

7. Annexes
7.1. Annex 1 – Top 20 cities in terms of coverage and quality of service
7.2. Annex 2 – Top 20 cities in terms of access product pricing, competition and availability
7.3. Annex 3 – VHC access service pricing, by country

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

1. Executive Summary

2. Methodology
• Regional distribution of the selected cities
• Cities that stand out on one connected city criterion, in 2016

3. SFB network coverage and availability
• Radar chart of the top 10 cities’ SFB access product availability
• Top 10 cities by SFB access product availability

4. Quality of fixed and mobile access services
• Radar chart of cities’ fixed and mobile network quality
• Top 10 cities by SFB network quality

5. Affordability and transparency of access products
• Radar chart of cities’ affordability of services
• Top 10 cities by affordability of SFB plans

6. Global access composite index
• Radar chart of cities’ SFB product availability, quality and affordability
• City rankings by indicator

7. Annexes
• Top 20 cities based on coverage and quality of service criteria
• Top 20 cities based on price, competition and access product availability criteria
• VHC access service pricing by country

Geographic area

Asia-Pacific Europe Latin America Middle East & Africa North America World

Other details

  • Reference: M16505IN1A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: French, English
  • Tags: access product affordability, access product transparency, access products, advertised connection speeds, big cities, broadband access, cable network, connected cities, connection speeds, connectivity, connectivity access, coverage, DAE, Digital Agenda for Europe, fibre coverage, fixed access services, FTTDP, FTTH, FTTH/B, high-speed mobile coverage, mobile access services, mobile connectivity, mobile Wi-Fi system, SFB, SFB network availability, SFB network coverage, superfast broadband networks, superfast connectivity, very high capacity networks, VHC, VHC networks, Wi-Fi networks

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