Estonia’s mature mobile market has particularly high SIM card penetration for the region. Services are offered by the mobile network operators EMT, Elisa and Tele2 as well as by one MVNO. While operators have invested in WCDMA and HSPA technologies to underscore the growing mobile broadband sector, more recently efforts have gone into extending LTE and trialling LTE-A. By May 2015 LTE coverage effectively matched that of existing 3G networks, so supporting a range of mobile content and applications. These developments are expected to underpin future revenue growth in the sector. This report provides a concise overview of Estonia’s mobile market as players further develop the data sector. It covers major players, regulatory developments, services offered and a variety of financial and operating statistics.
Tele2 Eesti prepares to roll out CA LTE-A services in major cities in early 2016; Elisa starts two-year program to provide 99% population coverage with LTE, trials LTE-A technology; Tele2 launches platform to manage M2M connections; EMT reports 50% of new subscribers take up a service based on its LTE network, merges with Eesti Telecom; regulator awards EMT and Elisa spectrum in the 800MHz band; Technical Surveillance Authority reports; LTE networks providing national coverage; operator data to Q3 2015; Statistics Estonia data to 2014; regulator’s market data and annual reports; recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
EMT, Tele2 Eesti, Elisa.