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Estonia - Digital Economy and Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

Estonia - Digital Economy and Broadband Market - Insights, Statistics and Analysis

Estonia has the highest broadband penetration rate of all the Eastern European countries. Broadband is available via a range of fixed-line and wireless technologies, with ADSL2+, FttP, cable, WiFi, WiMAX and HSPA/LTE options widely available. The telecoms incumbent Eesti Telekom, operating under the Elion brand, is the dominant provider of DSL services, with cable broadband the main competing platform. Widespread broadband usage has underpinned Estonia's emerging internet economy, with various e-commerce, e-government, e-education and e-health services available and widely used. The cable TV market is well developed and hence cable TV operators have been well-positioned to offer bundled play services. IPTV has been launched by Elion, with considerable success. This report provides statistics and an overview of broadband market developments and trends in Estonia, as well as forecasts to 2020. It also includes major market developments in the country's converging media and digital economy.

Key developments:

Cableco Starman acquires Lithuanian telco Cgates; Estonia develops e-residency cards; analogue cable services end; EstWin NGN opens in several counties; operator data to Q1 2015; Statistics Estonia data to 2014; regulator's market data and annual reports; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Elion, Starman, STV, Viasat, Levira, Baltic Broadband.


1. Synopsis
2. Estonian Information Society Strategy
2.1 Legislation
2.2 E-government
2.2.1 Infrastructure
2.2.2 eID card
2.2.3 E-Residency
2.2.4 EEBone
2.3 E-commerce
2.4 E-education
2.5 E-health
3. Broadband market
3.1 Overview
3.1.1 Broadband statistics
4. Forecasts
4.1 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2013; 2015; 2020
4.1.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
4.1.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
4.1.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
4.2 Cable modems
4.3 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
4.5 Wireless broadband
4.5.1 WiFi
4.5.2 WiMAX
4.5.3 Mobile broadband
5. Overview of digital TV market
5.1 Digital TV
5.1.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
5.1.2 Cable TV (CATV)
5.1.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
5.1.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
6. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1998 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Active fixed-broadband lines and penetration rate 2004 - 2015
Table 4 Households with internet and broadband; penetration 2005 - 2012
Table 5 Dial-up internet subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 6 Elion fixed-broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 7 Elion fixed-broadband ARPU 2006 - 2015
Table 8 Proportion of broadband connections by data speed 2010 - 2013
Table 9 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration higher market growth scenario 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 10 Forecast broadband subscribers and penetration lower market growth scenario 2013; 2015; 2020
Table 11 Cable broadband subscribers 2003 - 2015
Table 12 DSL subscribers 2003 - 2014
Table 13 FttX broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 14 Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 15 Mobile broadband subscribers by type 2006 - 2015
Table 16 Proportion of TV accesses by platform 2008 - 2012
Table 17 Elion IPTV subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 18 Cable TV subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 19 Viasat subscribers (historic) 2005 - 2010
Table 20 Satellite TV subscribers 2011 - 2015
Chart 1 Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates 2005 - 2015
Chart 2 Fixed-broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2004 - 2015

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