5G technology was available to 73% of the European population by the end of 2022, up from 62% the previous year, according to a recent report by European telecom association ETNO.
At the end of 2022, 55.6% of the European population had access to FTTH networks, up from 50% in 2021, the report showed.
“When it comes to the comparison with global peers, Europe remains behind. At the end of 2022, 5G coverage reached 96% in the United States, 95% in South Korea, 90% in Japan and 86% in China. Similarly, Europe continues lagging all global peers on investment per capita adjusted to GDP: Europe invested 104.4 euros ($114) per capita in 2021, compared to 259.7 euros in Japan, 149.6 euros in the United States and 110.2 euros in China,” the report reads.