Estonia has the highest broadband penetration rate of all the Eastern European countries. Broadband access is available via ADSL2+, FttH, cable, WiFi, WiMAX and mobile networks. The telecoms incumbent Elion is the dominant provider of ADSL 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.
Analogue cable services end; EstWin NGN opens in several counties; operator data to end-2011; Statistics Estonia data to end-2012; regulator’s 2011 market data report; ETSA’s 2012 annual report; market developments to April 2012.