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Estonia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

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Estonia - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Estonia's telecom market is benefitting from regulatory measures encouraging competition as alternative operators chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Elion. Fixed-line telecoms infrastructure has been upgraded and geared towards offering broadband and triple-play services, with ADSL2+ and FttH networks deployed in urban areas and wireless technologies such as WiMAX used to deploy either competing infrastructure or access into rural areas. The government has also promoted a public-private partnership to build a national fibre-based next-generation network providing 100Mb/s to all premises. The first counties have been connected to the network. This report provides an overview of Estonia's fixed-line and IT markets, assessing the economic condition of the country in recent years and its influence on the performance of the largely international players in the market, recent regulatory developments, and the status of fixed-line networks and the NGN. It also includes a range of performance and financial data and estimates.

Key developments:

Tele2 buys the telco Televörgu; number portability procedures updated; ICT revenue broaches 3 billion; operator data to end-2011; Statistics Estonia data to 2012; regulator's 2012 market data report; ETSA's 2012 annual report; market developments to November 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

Elisa, Tele2, Elion.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Economic background
3.2 Overview of Estonia's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.1.1 EU Regulatory Framework
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecoms sector liberalisation in Estonia
4.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.2 Interconnect
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
4.3.5 Number Portability (NP)
5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 Eesti Telekom (Elion)
5.3 Tele2 Eesti
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 Elion
6.1.2 Alternative operators
6.2 Telecoms and IT
7. Wholesaling
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2013 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 ICT financial statistics 2009 - 2013
Table 8 Telecoms sector revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 9 Proportion of telecoms revenue by sector 2011
Table 11 Eesti Telekom Group revenue breakdown 2005 - 2013
Table 12 Eesti Telekom subscribers by sector 2009 - 2013
Table 13 Tele2 financial data by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 15 Tele2 subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 16 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2004
Table 17 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 18 Elion PSTN/ISDN outgoing call minutes 2006 - 2013
Table 19 Elion PSTN/ISDN subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 20 Workplace network usage by network type 2006 - 2011
Table 21 Elion wholesale broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Chart 1 Eesti Telekom group revenue breakdown 2005 2013
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview

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