2.3.2. Connectivity

Three of the four Connectivity sub-dimensions contain indicators of coverage and implementation of different broadband technologies, both fixed and mobile. The fourth sub-dimension, Broadband prices, measures the prices of a series of packages offered for fixed, mobile broadband and both.

Table 3 presents the scores and positions of each of the sub-dimensions of the dimension related to Connectivity.

Table 3. Comparison of Connectivity sub-dimensions.
Table 3 Comparison of Connectivity sub-dimensions
Source: EUROSTAT, IDESCAT, CNMC, SETID

Catalonia has above-average results in all sub-dimensions. In fixed broadband it holds a advanced position, in both take-up and in coverage, where it is the leader. In mobile broadband it ranks tenth, and in broadband prices sixth.

The weight of each of the sub-dimensions to the dimension is as follows : 25%, 25%, 40% and 10%.

Table 4 shows the results of the indicators for the four sub-dimensions within Connectivity.

Table 4. Comparison of Connectivity indicators.
Table 4 Comparison of Connectivity indicators
Source: EUROSTAT, IDESCAT, CNMC, SETID

Catalonia has scores higher than the EU-27 average in all the indicators related to the Connectivity dimension, except for Fixed broadband take-up of at least 1 Gbps and 5G coverage. Its leadership in Fixed Broadband take-up of at least 100 Mbps and Fibre to premises coverage (FTTP) stands out, as well as its second position in Fixed Very High Capacity Network Coverage (VHCN).

All the indicators have the same weight in the respective sub-dimension, except Fixed Very High Capacity Network (VHCN) Coverage and 5G Coverage, which weigh twice as much.

  1. To obtain the indicator At least 100 Mbps fixed broadband take-up (2a2), estimates have been made based on data from Spain (National Commission of Markets and Competition by its Spanish initials: CNMC). For the indicators of fixed broadband take-up of at least 1 Gbps (2a3), 5G spectrum (2c1), and the Broadband Price Index (2d1), Spain’s scores have been applied. For more information, see the methodological note.