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Finland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

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; government proposal to sell stake in TeliaSonera to raise cash; regulator's 2012 market data update; telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2013; market developments to end-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 2013 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2013 (e)
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
Chart 13 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2014
Exhibit 1 EU NRF
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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