Estonia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Estonia has one of the most advanced mobile markets in Europe, having benefitted from considerable investment from the mobile network operators Telia, Elisa and Tele2. The market enjoys effective competition, although the MVNO sector remains underdeveloped. Operator investment in HSPA and LTE technologies has underscored the growing mobile broadband sector. The launch of LTE-A services has provided far higher data rates, bringing the county to the forefront of such developments in the region and supporting a range of mobile data services and applications. This will further underpin future revenue growth for operators in the market. This report provides a concise overview of Estonia’s mobile market as players further develop the data sector. It covers the major players, regulatory developments, services offered and a variety of financial and operating statistics.

Key developments:

Tele2 Eesti rolls out CA LTE-A services in major cities; Elisa providing 99% population coverage with LTE, trials LTE-A technology; Tele2 launches platform to manage M2M connections; EMT rebrands as Telia; regulator awards Telia and Elisa spectrum in the 800MHz band; Technical Surveillance Authority reports on MNP; LTE networks providing national coverage; report update includes operator data to Q1 2016, Statistics Estonia data to December 2015, the regulator’s market data updates and 2015 annual report, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia (EMT), Tele2 Eesti, Elisa.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Prepaid cards
    • 3.3 Mobile voice
    • 3.4 Mobile data
      • 3.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.4.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
    • 3.5 Mobile broadband
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Licensing
      • 4.1.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 4.1.2 Fourth Generation (4G) licences
      • 4.1.3 800MHz licences
      • 4.1.4 2.1GH licences
    • 4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.3 Mobile Termination Rate (MRT)
    • 4.4 Coordination with Latvia
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Digital
      • 5.1.1 3G/UMTS
      • 5.1.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 5.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.2.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 5.2.2 Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • 5.2.3 High Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Telia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
    • 6.2 Radiolinja Eesti/Elisa
    • 6.3 Tele2 Eesti
    • 6.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1 Location-based services
    • 7.2 M-commerce
    • 7.3 Mobile TV
    • 7.4 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 3 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Telia prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Mobile voice traffic – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Total SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Total MMS messages sent – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Mobile number portings – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Telia subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Telia ARPU – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Telia mobile financial data – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Elisa financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Elisa subscribers – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Elisa financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 3 - Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2016

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