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. Operators are engaged in 5G trials, which will further underpin revenue growth in coming years once services become commercially available from about 2020.

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:

  • Regulator auctions spectrum in the 2.6GHz band for LTE and 5G services;
  • Telia Estonia and Tele2 Estonia trial 5G services;
  • Telia providing fastest average mobile broadband speeds, at 75.3Mb/s download;
  • Tele2 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;
  • Telia Estonia partners with Sigfox to develop its LPWA platform;
  • Report update includes operator data to Q1 2018, Statistics Estonia data to December 2017, the regulator’s market data updates and 2016 annual report, recent market developments.
  • Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Estonia, Tele2 Estonia, Elisa.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
  • 4. Mobile infrastructure
    • 4.1 5G
    • 4.2 4G (LTE)
    • 4.3 3G/UMTS
  • 5. Mobile voice
  • 6. Mobile data
    • 6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
    • 6.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
  • 7. Mobile broadband
  • 8. Regulatory issues
    • 8.1 Licensing
      • 8.1.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
      • 8.1.2 Fourth Generation (4G) licences
      • 8.1.3 800MHz licences
      • 8.1.4 2.1GH licences
      • 8.1.5 2.6GHz licenses
      • 8.1.6 700MHz
    • 8.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 8.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
    • 8.4 Roaming
    • 8.5 Coordination with Latvia
  • 9. Major mobile operators
    • 9.1 Telia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
    • 9.2 Elisa
    • 9.3 Tele2 Estonia
    • 9.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • 10. Mobile content and applications
    • 10.1 Location-based services
    • 10.2 M-commerce
    • 10.3 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • 11. Related reports
  • 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 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Mobile voice traffic – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Mobile data traffic – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Total SMS messages sent – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 10 – Total MMS messages sent – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 11 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 13 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Mobile number portings – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 15 – Telia subscribers – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Telia blended ARPU – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 17 – Telia mobile financial data – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 18 – Elisa financial data – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 19 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 20 – Elisa mobile blended ARPU – 2016 - 2018
  • Table 21 – Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 23 – Telia M2M connections – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 24 –M2M connections by operator – 2011 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Elisa financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 3 - Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2018

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Number of pages 24

Status Current

Last updated 12 Jun 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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