Internet access through UMTS (3G) mobile phone networks recorded values of 7% in EU-27 in 2010, three points more than in 2009. A more detailed analysis reveals that, within the EU-27, Northern European countries record the highest percentages. Luxemburg and Sweden, which scored values 13 points above the European average, are at the top of the list. In Spain, Internet access through UMTS (3G) mobile phone networks recorded values of 13% in 2010, 6 percentage points above the EU-27 average.
Percentage of individuals using a mobile phone via UMTS (3G) to access the Internet in the last three months.
Last update: February 2011
Data provided to Eurostat by the competent authorities of the Member States (Eurostat: Statistical Office of the European Communities responsible for providing the European Union with statistical information at European level and promoting the harmonisation of statistical methods across the Member States).
The sample is composed of individuals between the ages of 16 and 74 years.