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Finland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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Finland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by both the regulator and operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile sector, and provide additional spectrum for telecom services. As a result the country enjoys among the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region. Digital media developments have progressed well since broadcasting went entirely digital in early 2008, ahead of most other European countries. This report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing comprehensive data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The major operators are profiled, while the telecoms infrastructure and fixed telephony services are also reviewed.

Key developments:

Fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall; Finns show slow take-up for VoIP services; DNA begins company restructure; regulator’s 2012 market data update; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to mid-2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

TeliaSonera, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Finland’s telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Finland
4.3.1 Privatisation of Telecom Finland
4.3.2 Interconnect
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Number portability (NP)
4.3.5 Carrier preselection
5. Fixed network operators in Finland
5.1 Overview and statistics
5.2 TeliaSonera
5.3 Finnet Group
5.4 DNA
5.5 Elisa Corporation
5.6 TDC Finland
5.7 Tele2
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 Next Generation Networks
6.3 International infrastructure
7. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2012
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2012
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2012
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2012
Table 7 – National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 – Telecom revenue – 2003 – 2013
Table 9 – Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile – 2006 - 2012
Table 10 – Price differential for data and voice services – 2007 - 2009
Table 11 – Household penetration rate of select telecom services – 2009 - 2012
Table 12 – Telecom investment by sector – 2009 - 2012
Table 13 – TeliaSonera LLU accesses – 2006 - 2013
Table 14 – Fixed-line operators’ market share – 2005 - 2012
Table 15 – Fixed-line traffic in minutes – 2006 - 2014
Table 16 – TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 17 – TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector – 2002 - 2013
Table 19 – DNA revenue (consumer and business) – 2008 - 2013
Table 20 – DNA subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
Table 21 – Elisa fixed network subscribers by sector – 2004 - 2013
Table 22 – Elisa revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Table 23 – Elisa Group financial data – 2008 - 2013
Table 25 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 – Telecom revenue and annual change – 2003 - 2013
Chart 2 – Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile – 2006 - 2012
Chart 3 – Fixed-line operators’ market share – 2005 - 2012
Chart 4 – TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue – 2006 - 2013
Chart 5 – TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector – 2002 - 2013
Chart 6 – DNA financial data – 2008 - 2013
Chart 7 – DNA revenue (consumer and business) – 2008 – 2013
Chart 8 – DNA subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2013
Chart 9 – Elisa cable TV and broadband subscribers – 2004 - 2013
Chart 10 – Elisa revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Chart 11 – Elisa Group financial data – 2008 - 2013
Chart 12 – TDC Finland financial data – 2007 - 2013
Exhibit 1 – EU –NRF
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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