Last updated: 31 Oct 2007 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 230
Analyst: Stephen McNamara
This report covers Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, all early adopters of emerging technologies. Trends and developments in telecommunications, mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media including VoIP, VoD and IPTV developments. Subjects include:
BuddeComm’s latest Scandinavia Annual Publication, 2007 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Scandinavia, profiles the latest market developments in five countries which continue to be in the top tier in Europe for technological development and usage.
With Iceland’s incumbent opening a 3G network in October 2007, all Scandinavian countries have now deployed some of Europe’s fastest mobile broadband technologies. Nokia has also used the region to trial its innovative mobile user generated content services. The region also has one of Europe’s most concentrated municipal fibre deployments, despite topographical difficulties, which are spurring take-up of triple play services. In digital broadcasting, Sweden and Finland had completed analogue switchover by October 2007, while most of the Danish population could receive all four digital multiplexes by August and Norway was prepared to launch national digital services in January 2008, with 95% geographic coverage.
Sweden’s incumbent TeliaSonera bowed to regulator pressure for functional separation, having agreed to establish a new fully-owned infrastructure subsidiary covering copper and fibre networks and multiplexing. The move will further increase competition in the broadband sector, reducing prices and favouring stronger consumer take-up for fast connections in coming years.
This report presents a concise overview of the telecoms sector in Scandinavia, the development of product offerings for both mobile and broadband technologies, essential operator statistics, and the growth of convergence, triple play and digital TV.
Scandinavian broadband penetration
For those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on this region, this report is essential reading and gives further information on:
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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