Sweden - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Key developments:

  • 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

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Privatisation
      • Interconnect
    • Access
      • Bitstream access
      • Fibre access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
    • Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Telia
    • Tele2
    • Telenor Sweden
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • VoIP
    • International infrastructure
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • Smart infrastructure
  • Related reports


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
  • Table 8 – Historic - Telia wholesale lines, PSTN, LLU – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 9 – Interconnect fixed-line minutes and revenue – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 10 – Annual fixed number portings – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Carrier preselection customers, residential and business – 1999 – 2017
  • Table 12 – Wholesale Line Rental customers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 13 – Telia subscribers (Sweden) – 2002 – 2018
  • Table 14 – Telia Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 16 – Tele2 Group financial overview – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 18 – Telenor subscribers by sector (historic) – 2004 – 2011
  • Table 19 –Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Telenor Sweden fixed-line revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 21 – Telenor Sweden financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 22 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 – 2009
  • Table 23 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 24 – PSTN and ISDN lines in service – 2000 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 26 – VoIP subscribers and annual change – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 27 – VoIP revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 28 – VoIP traffic – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 29 – VoIP accesses by technology – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 30 – Telia VoIP subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 31 – International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2016

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – End-user revenue by service – 2001 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – End-user traffic in minutes by technology – 2000 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Telia subscribers (Sweden) – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Telia Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Tele2 Group financial overview – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 8 –Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Telenor Sweden financial data – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2017
  • Chart 12 – VoIP accesses by technology – 2004 – 2017

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop

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Telecoms Infrastructure

Number of pages 68

Status Current

Last updated 25 Oct 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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