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Estonia - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Estonia has one of the most advanced mobile markets in Europe, having benefitted from considerable investment from the mobile network operators Telia, Elisa and Tele2. The market enjoys effective competition between the MNOs, although the MVNO sector remains underdeveloped. Operator investment in HSPA and LTE technologies has underscored the growing mobile broadband sector. The launch of LTE-A services has also provided far higher data rates, bringing the county to the forefront of such developments in the region and supporting a range of mobile data services and applications. Operators are engaged in 5G trials, which will further underpin revenue growth in coming years once services become commercially available from about 2020.

This report provides a concise overview of Estonia's mobile market as players further develop the data sector. It covers the major players, regulatory developments, services offered and a variety of financial and operating statistics.

Key developments:

Regulator auctions spectrum in the 2.6GHz band for LTE and 5G services;
Telia Estonia and Tele2 Estonia trial 5G services;
Telia providing fastest average mobile broadband speeds, at 75.3Mb/s download;
Tele2 rolls out CA LTE-A services in major cities;
Elisa providing 99% population coverage with LTE, trials LTE-A technology;
Tele2 launches platform to manage M2M connections;
Telia Estonia partners with Sigfox to develop its LPWA platform;
Report update includes operator data to Q1 2018, Statistics Estonia data to December 2017, the regulator's market data updates and 2016 annual report, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Estonia, Tele2 Estonia, Elisa.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
4. Mobile infrastructure
4.1 5G
4.2 4G (LTE)
4.3 3G/UMTS
5. Mobile voice
6. Mobile data
6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
6.2 Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
7. Mobile broadband
8. Regulatory issues
8.1 Licensing
8.1.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
8.1.2 Fourth Generation (4G) licences
8.1.3 800MHz licences
8.1.4 2.1GH licences
8.1.5 2.6GHz licenses
8.1.6 700MHz
8.2 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
8.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
8.4 Roaming
8.5 Coordination with Latvia
9. Major mobile operators
9.1 Telia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
9.2 Elisa
9.3 Tele2 Estonia
9.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
10. Mobile content and applications
10.1 Location-based services
10.2 M-commerce
10.3 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
11. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 - 2009
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Active prepaid and contract subscribers 2010 - 2016
Table 4 Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 5 Telia prepaid subscribers 2002 - 2018
Table 6 Mobile services revenue by type 2011 - 2015
Table 7 Mobile voice traffic 2010 - 2017
Table 8 Mobile data traffic 2011 - 2017
Table 9 Total SMS messages sent 2004 - 2017
Table 10 Total MMS messages sent 2005 - 2017
Table 11 Mobile broadband subscribers by type 2006 - 2016
Table 12 Active mobile broadband subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 13 Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed 2013 - 2015
Table 14 Mobile number portings 2008 - 2015
Table 15 Telia subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 16 Telia blended ARPU 2005 - 2018
Table 17 Telia mobile financial data 2009 - 2018
Table 18 Elisa financial data 2008 - 2018
Table 19 Elisa mobile subscribers 2008 - 2018
Table 20 Elisa mobile blended ARPU 2016 - 2018
Table 21 Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2018
Table 22 Tele2 mobile subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 23 Telia M2M connections 2013 - 2016
Table 24 M2M connections by operator 2011 - 2015
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2018
Chart 2 Elisa financial data 2008 2018
Chart 3 - Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2018

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