The 2030 Digital Compass acknowledges the fact that Europe needs to be digitalised and to achieve its 4-point vision, all of them using the word digital: digital infrastructure, digital skills, digital businesses, and digital public services. Connectivity ranks among the key policy areas to deal with: all technologies (fixed, wireless, combination of fixed and mobile) should play a role in reaching 2030 goals while there are still pockets of low broadband connections. In rural areas for example, coverage has improved but NGA coverage is still lacking and show major discrepancies at EU level.

In its White Paper « Recovering with Fibre and FWA for a green and competitive Europe » IDATE gives a status overview and makes several recommendations on how this could be remedied.

IDATE suggests for additional public investment on technology-neutral very high broadband and promoting deployment of the green technology that best suits the situation.

Table of contents

Executive Summary
• Recommendations
• Key findings


The need for broadband connectivity in Europe
• Difficulties in meeting EU broadband 2030 goals
• How the EU is moving: the recovery plan focuses on green and digital transitions

Fibre is a major lever to foster broadband deployment in Europe

FWA will play a pivotal role to foster broadband deployment in Europe

Best practices of telecom operators in FWA and FTTH

Geographic area


Other details

  • Reference: P00096A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: broadband connectivity, Digital Agenda Europe, fibre, fixed wireless access, FTTH, FTTP, FWA, sustainable development

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