Finland - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Finland’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Researcher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- September 2019 (18th Edition)

Executive Summary

Finland’s 3.5GHz auction paving way for 2025 broadband targets

Finland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with operators having been at the forefront in deploying technologies and with the regulator being among the first to auction spectrum for 5G use. These efforts have been supported by the government which is working towards its target of providing a broadband service of at least 100Mb/s by 2025.

As a result of these efforts the country enjoys one of the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region, with customers able to make use of the latest iterations of technologies including DOCSIS3.1, carrier aggregation with LTE-A, and GPON fibre infrastructure.

Just as Finland was in the forefront of LTE developments in Europe, so has it emerged as one of the pioneers in 5G. The auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.5GHh bands has enabled 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.

The high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition. Companies have also been keen to invest in new technologies in a bid to address demand for improved services among customers. The incumbent telco Telia remains the dominant player in the DSL sector, but there is an ongoing shift away from DSL to fibre networks.

This report assesses key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of important regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The report also profiles the major operators and assesses the state of telecoms infrastructure and services. In addition, the report provides statistics and analyses on the 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. The fixed and wireless broadband markets are also covered, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite.

Key developments:

  • Nokia launches key technologies for the Smart Tampere project;
  • Fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall;
  • Auction for 3.5GHz spectrum concluded;
  • DNA upgrades core and regional networks for 5G services, launches 1Gb/s broadband service;
  • Telenor completes its acquisition of DNA;
  • Elisa trials Nokia's XGS-PON technology providing data at up to 10Gb/s;
  • Government prepares national broadband targets for 2025 and 2030;
  • DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment;
  • Telia trials G.fast technology in Helsinki with Huawei;
  • DSL subscriber base shrinks as customers migrate to fibre infrastructure;
  • 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 update to December 2017, telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2, Digita

Henry Lancaster
September 2019

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Telecommunications market

    • Historical overview
    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
    • Regulatory authorities
    • Privatisation of Telecom Finland
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier preselection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Telia Finland
    • Finnet Group
    • DNA
    • Elisa Corporation
    • TDC Finland
    • Tele2
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • Next Generation Networks
    • International infrastructure
    • Smart metering
    • Data centres
  • Broadband market

    • Introduction and statistical overview
      • Market analysis
      • National Broadband Strategy
      • Universal Service
      • Broadband statistics
    • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • DNA
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
      • G.fast
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
      • Fixed wireless
  • Mobile communications

    • Market analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics
      • Operator market shares
      • Mobile data
      • Mobile broadband
    • Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • Roaming
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Network sharing
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • Major mobile operators
      • Telia Finland
      • DNA
      • Elisa
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Appendix – Historic data


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Finland – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Fixed-line termination rate – 2005 – 2020
  • Table 3 – Mobile data subscriptions by type – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 4 – Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 – 2008
  • Table 6 – Historic - Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL – 2000 – 2008
  • Table 7 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2009
  • Table 8 – Historic - Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 9 – Historic - SMS messages sent and annual change – 1999 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Change in market share telecom revenue by operator – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Development of retail and wholesale telecom revenue – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Telecom investment by sector – 20011 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Average median LLU access pricing - copper – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Average median LLU access pricing - fibre pair – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Telia (Finland) revenue, EBITDA – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 8 – Telia (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 9 – Telia Finland fixed subscribers by sector – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 10 – DNA financial data – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 11 – DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – DNA subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 13 – Change in Elisa fixed subscribers by platform – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Growth in Elisa Group revenue by sector – 2009 – 20189
  • Chart 15 – Elisa Group financial data – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 16 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 17 – Change in fixed broadband subscriber base and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 18 – Change in fixed broadband subscriber base by platform – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – Change in fixed broadband connections by data rate – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 20 – Market share of broadband connections by data rate – 2007 - 2018
  • Chart 21 – Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 22 – Growth in the number of DNA’s broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 23 – Growth in the number of Elisa broadband subscribers – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 24 – Change in the number of Telia Finland’s broadband subscribers – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 25 – Decline in Telia Finland’s broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 26 – Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 27 – Growth in the proportion of mobile revenue to total telecom revenue – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 28 – Change in mobile network revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 29 – Change in mobile network tangible investment – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 30 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 31 – Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 32 – Change in average mobile ARPU – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 33 – Prepaid subscribers and proportion to total – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 34 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 35 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2006 – 2020
  • Chart 36 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 37 – Decline in SMS messages traffic, annual change – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 38 – Change in MMS messages traffic, annual change – 2003 – 2018
  • Chart 39 – Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers, and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 40 – MTRs by operator – 2005 – 2020
  • Chart 41 – Growth in the number of M2M connections – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 42 – Telia Finland mobile financial data – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 43 – Change in Telia Finland’s blended ARPU – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 44 – Telia Finland mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2019
  • Chart 45 – DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 46 – Change in DNA’s mobile subscriber base – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 47 – Growth in DNA’s mobile revenue, by type – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 48 – Growth in DNA’s mobile data traffic – 2027 – 2019
  • Chart 49 – Change in Elisa’s mobile financial data – 2004 – 2019
  • Chart 50 – Elisa mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 51 – Elisa mobile churn and proportion of data revenue – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 52 – Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 53 – Elisa annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop
  • Exhibit 2 – 700MHz auction results – 2016
  • Exhibit 3 – 2.6GHz auction results – 2009
  • Exhibit 4 – 3.5GHz auction results – October 2018

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