Sweden - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
Sweden’s telecom market includes mature mobile and broadband sectors which have consistently been among the first in Europe to deploy advanced technologies. The country retains one of the best developed LTE infrastructures in the region and is poised to be among the first in the world to deliver services based on the 5G standard. It also has one of the highest fibre broadband penetration rates in Europe and is targeting a 1Gb/s broadband service to 98% of the population by 2025. The methodology to achieve this rests on proven regulatory measures supported by public funds, as well as on the auction of additional spectrum.
This report assesses key aspects of the Swedish telecom market, providing data on fixed network services and profiling the main players. It also reviews the key regulatory issues, including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, carrier preselection and NGN open access.
Telia Company acquires TDC Norway and Get;
Telecom sector revenue continued showing growth in 2017;
Telia obliged to offer unbundled access to dark fibre local access networks, commits to SEK8 billion FttP investment in Nordic and Baltic markets;
Third of households dispense with fixed-line telephony;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telenor Sweden, Telia Company, Tele2.
Table of Contents
Telecom sector liberalisation
Number Portability (NP)
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
Fixed network operators
Overview of the national telecom network
Submarine cable networks
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Sweden – 2018 (e)
Table 2 – End-user revenue by service – 2001 – 2017
Table 3 – Historic - End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data – 1995 – 2009
Table 4 – End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data – 2010 – 2017
Table 5 – End-user traffic in minutes by technology – 2000 – 2017
Table 6 – Telecom revenue per household by sector – 2001 – 2017
Table 7 – Telecom revenue per household annual change by sector – 2001 – 2017