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Finland - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Finland has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, while the government has set an ambitious target to deliver 100Mb/s to all premises by 2015. The incumbent, TeliaSonera, is the dominant player in the DSL sector, while there is also a vibrant cable network presence in urban areas. The completed digital 450MHz network provided the country with the world’s first national wireless broadband network, while over half of the population now benefit from commercial LTE services. This report profiles Finland’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as FttH, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, WiFi and internet via satellite. It also provides broadband forecasts to 2020.

Key developments:

DSL subscriber base shrinks in 2012; mobile broadband accounts for over half of all broadband subscribers; regulator providing €7 million funding for rural broadband projects; DNA provides 200Mb/s broadband and tests 1.5Gb/s service; regulator’s 2012 market data; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to mid-2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

DNA, TeliaSonera, Finnet, Elisa


1. Synopsis
2. Overview
2.1 National Broadband Strategy
2.1.1 Government assistance
2.2 Universal Service
2.3 Broadband statistics
3. Cable modems
3.1 DNA
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
5. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7. Mobile broadband
8. Wireless broadband
8.1 Wireless LANS
8.1.1 Radionet
8.1.2 TeliaSonera
8.1.3 Municipalities
8.2 WiMAX/WiFi
8.3 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
9. Forecasts – Fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012; 2020
9.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Related reports
Table 1 – Broadband market share by operator – 2006 - 2012
Table 2 – Broadband market share by sector – 2008 – 2012
Table 3 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2004
Table 4 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2014
Table 5 – Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL – 2000 - 2014
Table 6 – Housing corporation broadband subscribers (regulator data) – 2006 - 2014
Table 7 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2012
Table 8 – Broadband residential adoption by type of connection – 2010 – 2012
Table 9 – Fixed-line broadband speed by rate (market share) – 2009 - 2012
Table 10 – Proportion of broadband connections by data rate (%) – 2009 - 2012
Table 11 – Broadband connections by data rate (%) – 2009 - 2012
Table 12 – Demographic profile of broadband penetration by type – 2011
Table 13 – NGA-based broadband subscribers by platform – June 2012
Table 14 – Broadband subscriber market share by operator – 2011 - 2012
Table 15 – DNA broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 16 – Elisa broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 17 – TeliaSonera internet and broadband subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 18 – TeliaSonera broadband ARPU – 2006 - 2013
Table 19 – Forecast broadband delivery by technology – 2015
Table 20 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 21 –BPL subscribers – 2004 - 2012
Table 22 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2013
Table 23 – Demographic profile of mobile broadband penetration – 2010 - 2012
Table 24 – WLAN subscribers – 2004 - 2014
Table 25 – Forecast fixed-line broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 26 – Forecast fixed-line broadband penetration – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 27 – Forecast fixed-line broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 28 – Forecast fixed-line broadband penetration – lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020
Chart 1 – Broadband market share by operator – 2006 - 2012
Chart 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2003 - 2014
Chart 3 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rate – cable, DSL – 2002 - 2014
Chart 4 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Chart 5 – Forecast fixed-line broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2012; 2020

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