Finland - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses
Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe, and just as it was in the forefront of LTE developments so has it emerged as one of the pioneers in 5G. The regulator has auctioned spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.5GHh bands to enable network operators to extend the availability of LTE services nationally and to prepare for 5G services. Spectrum in the 3.5GHz has been assigned for 5G across Europe. 5G in Finland is crucial to realising the government’s roadmap for providing data of at least 100Mb/s by 2025.
Growth in the number of mobile subscribers has slowed, in line with the high penetration, while the market has shifted to mobile data and mobile broadband. To this end the network operators have concentrated on network upgrades, providing improved mobile broadband services to the 99% of the population already covered by LTE. Although market competition and regulated tariffs and termination rates have put pressure on operator revenue.
This report provides statistics and analyses on the Finnish mobile market, including key regulatory issues, a snapshot of the consumer market, the growth of mobile data services and the development of emerging technologies and networks such as HSPA, LTE and 5G.
Auction for 3.5GHz spectrum concluded;
DNA upgrades core and regional networks in preparation for 5G;
Telenor completes its acquisition of DNA;
Nokia and Telia deploy NB-IoT using spectrum in the 800MHz band;
Telia and DNA make progress with joint mobile network to deliver services in Northern and Eastern Finland;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telia, DNA, Elisa, Digita.
Table of Contents
Operator market shares
Short Message Service (SMS)
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
Other infrastructure developments
Internet of Things (IoT)
Major mobile operators
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
Appendix – Historic data
List of Tables
Table 1 – Mobile data subscriptions by type – 2006 – 2018
Table 2 – Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) – 2014 – 2018
Table 3 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2009
Table 4 – Historic - Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue – 1998 – 2009
Table 5 – Historic - SMS messages sent and annual change – 1999 – 2009
List of Charts
Chart 1 – Growth in the proportion of mobile revenue to total telecom revenue – 2010 – 2018
Chart 2 – Change in mobile network revenue – 2006 – 2018
Chart 3 – Change in mobile network tangible investment – 2011 – 2018
Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
Chart 5 – Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks – 2006 – 2018
Chart 6 – Change in average mobile ARPU – 2014 – 2018
Chart 7 – Prepaid subscribers and proportion to total – 2011 – 2018
Chart 8 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
Chart 9 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2006 – 2020
Chart 10 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2009 – 2018
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