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 between the MNOs, 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 also 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. Telia and its partners launched a 5G testbed in January 2019 and the sector is expected to underpin revenue growth in coming years once services become commercially available from about 2020.

This report reviews 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:

  • Telia Estonia, TalTech University and Ericsson launch testbed 5G network;
  • Regulator auctions spectrum in the 2.6GHz band for LTE and 5G services;
  • Elisa extending LTE-A services;
  • Tele2 launches platform to manage M2M connections;
  • Telia Estonia’s Narrowband-IoT network providing national coverage;
  • Report update includes operator data to Q4 2018, Statistics Estonia data to June 2018, the regulator's market data updates and 2017 annual report, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Estonia, Tele2 Estonia, Elisa.

Table of Contents

  • Market analysis

  • Mobile statistics

    • General statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure

    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • M2M
  • Mobile voice

  • Mobile data

    • Short Message Service (SMS)
    • Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
  • Mobile broadband

  • Regulatory issues

    • Licensing
      • Third Generation (3G) licences
      • Fourth Generation (4G) licences
      • 800MHz licences
      • 2.1GH licences
      • 2.6GHz licenses
      • 700MHz
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
    • Roaming
    • Coordination with Latvia
  • Major mobile operators

    • Telia Estonia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
    • Elisa
    • Tele2 Estonia
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

    • Location-based services
    • M-commerce
    • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Active prepaid and contract subscribers – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 4 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 5 – Telia prepaid subscribers – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Mobile services revenue by type – 2011 – 2016
  • Table 7 – Mobile revenue (subscription, data) – 2014 – 2016
  • Table 8 – M2M connections – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 9 – Mobile voice traffic – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Mobile data traffic – 2011 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Total SMS messages sent – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Total MMS messages sent – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2016
  • Table 14 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 – 2016
  • Table 16 – Mobile data revenue – 2011 – 2016
  • Table 17 – Mobile number portings – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 18 – Telia subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Telia blended ARPU – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Telia mobile financial data – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 21 – Elisa financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 23 – Elisa mobile blended ARPU – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Telia M2M connections – 2014 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Mobile services revenue by type – 2011 – 2016
  • Chart 3 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 – 2016
  • Chart 5 – Elisa financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018

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Mobile & Wireless Broadband and Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)
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Number of pages 47

Status Current

Last updated 15 Feb 2019
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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