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

Synopsis

Sweden’s telecom market includes mature mobile and broadband sectors which were 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. Indeed, 5G and FttP are being promoted by the government as part of an ambitious but realistic strategy to deliver a near-universal 1Gb/s service 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 expected during 2018.

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 continues sale of Eurasian assets; Telecom revenue stable in 2016, year-on-year; Telia obliged to offer unbundled access to dark fibre local access networks, commits to SEK8 billion FttP investment in Nordic and Baltic markets; a third of households dispense with fixed-line telephony; report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telenor, Telia, Tele2.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Market analysis
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Regulatory authority
    • 5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 5.4 Privatisation
      • 5.4.1 Interconnect
    • 5.5 Access
      • 5.5.1 Bitstream access
      • 5.5.2 Fibre access
    • 5.6 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
    • 5.8 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Telia
    • 6.3 Tele2
    • 6.4 Telenor Sweden
  • 7. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 7.2 Communications: VoIP
    • 7.3 International infrastructure
      • 7.3.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 7.3.2 Satellite networks
  • 8. Smart infrastructure
  • 9. Digital economy
    • 9.1 eGovernment
    • 9.2 eHealth
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2016
  • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 7 – End-user revenue by service – 2001 – 2016
  • Table 8 – Historic - End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 9 – End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 10 – End-user traffic in minutes by technology – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Telecom revenue per household by sector – 2001 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Telecom revenue per household annual change by sector – 2001 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Historic - Telia wholesale lines, PSTN, LLU – 2005 - 2013
  • Table 14 – Interconnect fixed-line minutes and revenue – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Annual fixed number portings – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 16 – Carrier preselection customers, residential and business – 1999 - 2016
  • Table 17 – Wholesale Line Rental customers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 18 – Telia subscribers (Sweden) – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Telia Group financial data – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 21 – Tele2 Group financial overview – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 23 – Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) subscribers by sector (historic) – 2004 - 2011
  • Table 24 –Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 25 – Telenor Sweden fixed-line revenue – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Telenor Sweden financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 27 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 - 2009
  • Table 28 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 29 – Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 30 – VoIP subscribers and annual change – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 31 – VoIP revenue – 2005 – 2015
  • Table 32 – VoIP traffic – 2006 – 2016
  • Table 33 – VoIP access by technology – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 34 – Fixed telephony subscriptions: alternative IP access – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 35 – Telia VoIP subscribers – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 36 – International internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – End-user revenue by service – 2001 – 2016
  • Chart 2 – End-user traffic in minutes by technology – 2000 - 2016
  • Chart 3 – Telia subscribers (Sweden) – 2004 - 2017
  • Chart 4 - Telia Group financial data – 2007 - 2017
  • Chart 5 – Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector – 2007 - 2017
  • Chart 6 - Tele2 Group financial overview – 2006 – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2017
  • Chart 8 –Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers – 2010 – 2017
  • Chart 9 – Telenor Sweden financial data – 2008 - 2017
  • Chart 10 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator – 2006 - 2016
  • Chart 12 – VoIP access by technology – 2004 - 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop

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Last updated 12 Oct 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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