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 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:

Telia Estonia and Tele2 Estonia trial 5G services; 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 Q4 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 Estonia, Tele2 Estonia, Elisa.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile voice
    • 3.3 Mobile data
      • 3.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.3.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
    • 3.4 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
      • 4.1.5 700MHz
    • 4.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
    • 4.4 Coordination with Latvia
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Digital
      • 5.1.1 3G/UMTS
      • 5.1.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 5.1.3 5G
    • 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 Elisa
    • 6.3 Tele2 Estonia
    • 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 - 2018
  • Table 2 – Active prepaid and contract subscribers – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 3 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Telia prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 4 – Mobile services revenue by type – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 5 – Mobile voice traffic – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Mobile data traffic – 2011 - 2017
  • 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 7 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Mobile number portings – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Telia subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Telia blended ARPU – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Telia mobile financial data – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Elisa financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 17 – Telia M2M connections – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 17 –M2M connections by operator – 2011 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2018
  • Chart 2 – Elisa financial data – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 3 - Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2016

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Number of pages 19

Status Current

Last updated 7 Apr 2017
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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