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Finland - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses


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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:

Regulator sets new connection and line rental pricing; Nordic regulators agree to closer co-operation for regional markets; government legislates Information Society Code; Cinia Group announces plans to build a 685-mile submarine cable linking Finland with Germany; Sonera acquires AinaCom's consumer operations and fixed networks; fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall; DNA begins company restructure, completes acquisition of TDC's Finnish businesses; government proposal to sell stake in TeliaSonera to raise cash; report update includes the regulator's market data update to June 2015; telcos' financial and operating data to Q2 2015; recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Market analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.1.1 New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.3 Privatisation of Telecom Finland
4.4 Interconnect
4.5 Access
4.6 Number Portability (NP)
4.7 Carrier preselection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Introduction
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 Overview of the national telecom network
6.2 Next Generation Networks
6.3 International infrastructure
6.4 Smart metering
7. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 ARPU by sector 2010 2014
Table 9 Telecom revenue 2003 2015
Table 10 Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile 2006 - 2015
Table 11 Telecom revenue: retail and wholesale 2009 - 2014
Table 12 Telecom revenue share by sector 2014
Table 13 Telecom investment by sector 2009 - 2014
Table 14 TeliaSonera LLU accesses 2006 - 2013
Table 15 Average LLU access pricing - copper 2009 - 2015
Table 16 Average LLU access pricing - fibre 2010 - 2014
Table 17 Fixed-line operators' market share 2005 - 2014
Table 18 Fixed-line traffic in minutes 2006 - 2016
Table 19 Relative change to mobile voice and data traffic 2008 - 2013
Table 20 TeliaSonera (Finland) revenue, EBITDA 2012 - 2015
Table 21 TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2006 - 2015
Table 22 TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector 2002 - 2015
Table 24 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 - 2015
Table 25 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 - 2015
Table 26 Elisa fixed network subscribers by sector 2004 - 2015
Table 27 Elisa Group revenue by sector 2004 2015
Table 28 Elisa Group financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 30 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2015
Chart 1 Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile 2006 - 2015
Chart 2 Fixed-line operators' market share 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2006 - 2015
Chart 4 TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector 2002 - 2015
Chart 5 DNA financial data 2008 - 2015
Chart 6 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 2015
Chart 7 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 2015
Chart 8 Elisa cable TV and broadband subscribers 2004 - 2015
Chart 9 Elisa revenue by sector 2004 - 2015
Chart 10 Elisa Group financial data 2008 - 2015
Chart 11 Historic - TDC Finland financial data 2007 - 2014
Chart 12 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2015
Exhibit 1 EU NRF
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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