Sweden - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Sweden has one of the most developed markets for LTE services. The regulator ‘s plan to auction spectrum in the 700MHz band at the end of 2016 will further augment the quality of services and extend the availability of mobile broadband in remote areas. A significant proportion of mobile subscribers now make use of LTE services, which for many customers provide a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband. The market has been enervated by greater consumer take-up for mobile data services as competition has forced down prices. With the closing down of the analogue network, spectrum in the 450MHz and 900MHz bands has been put to digital use to provide a national mobile broadband service. Spectrum in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands is also providing MNOs with additional capabilities for their LTE networks.

Key developments:

Regulator preps to auction spectrum in the 700MHz and 1800MHz bands; Tele2 secures additional loan to expand LTE infrastructure; Net4Mobililty network to provide 90% geographic coverage by end-2016; Telenor launched tri-band LTE to provide data at up to 450Mb/s; TeliaSonera signs up for Ericsson M2M platform; Net 1 upgrades network with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev B technology in the 450MHz band; H3 launches LTE TDD/FDD dual-mode network; MNOs launch mobile wallet service JV; regulator assigns additional 1800MHz spectrum with generous terms; report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2015, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TeliaSonera, Tele2, H3 Sweden, Telenor Sweden, Net 1.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Mobile data
      • 3.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.2.2 Premium SMS (PSMS)
      • 3.2.3 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 3.3 Mobile broadband
    • 3.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 3.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 4.1.1 700MHz
      • 4.1.2 800MHz
      • 4.1.3 900MHz
      • 4.1.4 1800MHz
      • 4.1.5 1.9GHz
      • 4.1.6 3.5GHz
      • 4.1.7 3.6-3.8GHz
      • 4.1.8 2.3GHz
      • 4.1.9 2.6GHz
      • 4.1.10 28GHz
    • 4.2 Roaming
    • 4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • 4.5 Network sharing
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 Analogue
    • 5.2 Digital networks
      • 5.2.1 Third Generation (3G
      • 5.2.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
    • 5.3 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.3.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 5.3.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • 5.3.3 Evolved HSPA (HSPA+)
      • 5.3.4 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)
      • 5.3.5 Enhanced Data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
    • 5.4 Satellite mobile
    • 5.5 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
    • 5.6 Femtocells
    • 5.7 M2M networks
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Telia Mobile
    • 6.2 Tele2 Mobile
    • 6.3 Telenor Mobile
    • 6.4 Net4Mobility
    • 6.5 Hutchison 3G Sweden
    • 6.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 6.7 Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs)
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1 Location-based services
    • 7.2 Mobile music
    • 7.3 Other developments
    • 7.4 M-payments
    • 7.5 Mobile TV
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Historic - GSM/UMTS and NMT subscribers (regulator data) – 1999 - 2009
  • Table 4 – GSM/UMTS and NMT subscribers (regulator data) – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 5 – Subscriber distribution by technology – 2001 - 2015
  • Table 6 – Historic – Mobile voice and data revenue – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
  • Table 7 – Mobile voice and data revenue – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 8 – Mobile traffic in minutes and sector traffic use – 2001 - 2015
  • Table 9 – Average mobile blended ARPU – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Historic - Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 11 – Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Active prepaid and contract subscribers – 2000- 2015
  • Table 13 – Monthly SMS volumes per user – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Annual SMS volumes – 2000 - 2017
  • Table 15 – SMS revenue – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 16 – MMS messages sent, annual change and revenue – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 17 – MMS messaging revenue – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 18 – Monthly MMS volumes per user – 2006 - 2015
  • Table 19 – Mobile data services traffic – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 20 – Mobile data revenue – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 21 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 22 – Mobile broadband market share by operator – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 23 – Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2016; 2018; 2021
  • Table 25 – European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 27 – Mobile termination revenue traffic and revenue – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 28 – 3G/CDMA subscribers – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 29 – LTE subscribers – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 30 – M2M connections – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 31 – M2M revenue – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 32 – TeliaSonera Mobile subscribers – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 33 – Telia Mobile blended, contract and prepaid ARPU – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 34 – Telia Mobile mobile revenue – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 35 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 36 – Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) financial data – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 37 –Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) blended ARPU (historic) – 2006 - 2012
  • Table 38 – Telenor Mobile Sweden financial data – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 39 – Telenor Mobile Sweden subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 40 – Telenor blended mobile ARPU (Sweden) – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 41 – H3 registered subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 42 – H3 revenue (Sweden and Denmark) –2008 -2 010
  • Table 43 – H3 revenue (Sweden) –2010 - 2016
  • Table 44 – H3 annualised ARPU – 2008 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 - 2017
  • Chart 2 – Mobile traffic in minutes and sector traffic use – 2003 - 2015
  • Chart 3 – Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2005 – 2015
  • Chart 4 – Telia Mobile blended, contract and prepaid ARPU – 2004 - 2016
  • Chart 5 – Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) financial data – 2005 - 2016
  • Chart 6 – Telenor Mobile Sweden financial data – 2004 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Premium SMS market overview
  • Exhibit 2 – UMTS licence awards in Sweden – 2000
  • Exhibit 3 – 800MHz licence awards in Sweden – 2011
  • Exhibit 4 – 1800MHz licence awards in Sweden – Oct 2011
  • Exhibit 5 – 2.6GHz licence awards in Sweden – May 2008
  • Exhibit 6 – MVNOs and host networks

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Number of pages 38

Status Current

Last updated 15 Sep 2016
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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