The FTTH Council Europe said growth in the number of FTTH/B subscribers during the first half of 2012 was “solid”.
New figures released the the Council at the Broadband World Forum show Europe reported a 16.4 percent increase, to 5.95 million, in FTTH/B subscribers, while coverage also grew by 16 percent.
Lithuania (30 percent penetration), Norway (18 percent) and Sweden (14.5 percent) continue to head the list.
Despite the country's challenging economic situation, Spain entered the Top 20 for the first time following 44 percent growth in subscriber numbers, while Luxembourg was also a new entry.
However, some large EU economies, including the UK and Germany, are still conspicuous by their absence.
"Key countries absent from the ranking may miss out on their chance to build a sustainable future for their citizens," said Hartwig Tauber, Director General of FTTH Council Europe.
"Additional efforts are required to ensure Europe reaches the Digital Agenda 2020 broadband targets."
The data, which is prepared by the DigiWorld Institute, covers the EU27 plus Andorra, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.