This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Finland’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:
TeliaSonera’s LTE network extended to 50 locations; Russia and Finland negotiate roaming agreements; 800MHz spectrum opened up for LTE; DSL subscriber base shrinks; regulator funding rural broadband projects; DNA providing 200Mb/s broadband and tests 1.5Gb/s service; regulator’s 2012 market data report; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to mid-2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
TeliaSonera, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2.
Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- July 2013 (12th Edition)
BuddeComm’s annual publication, Finland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media sectors of one of Europe’s markets. The report includes the regulator’s 2012 market data report, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013 and market developments to mid-2013.
Telecom market overview
Finland’s telecom sector revenue fell steadily from 2006 to 2009, affected by the poor domestic and regional economic climate. Since 2009 the sector has stabilised, showing slight growth tempered by the effects of competition and regulatory measures and encouraged by the slight growth in GDP which is expected to continue at about 1% into 2014. Almost half of total turnover is derived from the mobile sector, while a third is from fixed network operations.
Finland’s unique telecom sector pits the main players DNA, Elisa and TeliaSonera against a group of regional co-operatively incumbents operating as the Finnet Group. The geographically fragmented fixed-line market has made it difficult for alternative operators to establish and run their businesses nationally. Early deregulation has resulted in one of the highest levels of internet use in Europe. The mobile sector is equally vibrant, with penetration above the EU average. In common with other European countries, Finland has also taken steps to develop a national fibre network to future-proof the country’s requirements for telecom and IP-delivered services.
On a national level, the government and regulator have targeted a national fibre or cable network enabling 100Mb/s connections across the country by the end of 2015. The regulator is aiming for 99% of the population to be within 2kms of a 100Mb/s connection. Public funding in fixed-networks has helped finance smaller operators. Fixed-broadband is being supplemented by mobile broadband based on LTE, which is now widely available.
Key telecom penetration parameters – 2010; 2013
Penetration by sector:
This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Finland. It provides further information on:
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
Table of Contents
Companies (Major Players)
Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
Regulations & Government Policies
Number of pages 83
Last updated 15 Jul 2013
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
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