Estonia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
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.
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
Other infrastructure developments
Short Message Service (SMS)
Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
Third Generation (3G) licences
Fourth Generation (4G) licences
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
Coordination with Latvia
Major mobile operators
Telia Estonia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
Mobile content and applications
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
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