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Finland - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2016
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2016
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2016
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2016
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table ARPU by sector - 2010 - 2015
      • Table Total telecom revenue - 2003 - 2015
      • Table Telecom service revenue by sector - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Market share telecom revenue by operator - 2012 - 2016
      • Table Telecom revenue: retail and wholesale - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Telecom investment by sector - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Telephony service price level change by sector - 2008 - 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORIC OVERVIEW
      • New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
      • Revised NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
    • PRIVATISATION OF TELECOM FINLAND
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
      • Table Historic - Telia LLU accesses - 2006 - 2013
      • Table Average median LLU access pricing - copper - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Average median LLU access pricing - fibre pair - 2010 - 2016
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • TELIA
      • Table Telia (Finland) revenue, EBITDA - 2012 - 2017
      • Table Telia (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Telia (Finland) subscribers by sector - 2002 - 2017
    • FINNET GROUP
    • DNA
      • Table DNA financial data - 2008 - 2017
      • Table DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) - 2008 - 2017
      • Table DNA subscribers by sector - 2007 - 2017
    • ELISA CORPORATION
      • Table Elisa fixed network subscribers by sector - 2004 - 2017
      • Table Elisa Group revenue by sector - 2004 - 2017
      • Table Elisa Group financial data - 2008 - 2017
    • TDC FINLAND
      • Table Historic - TDC Finland financial data - 2007 - 2014
    • TELE2
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2000 - 2018
    • NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
    • SMART METERING
    • DATA CENTRES
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
      • National Broadband Strategy
      • Universal Service
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL - 2000 - 2018
        • Table Housing corporation broadband subscribers (regulator data) - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Broadband connections by data rate - 2009 - 2013
        • Table Proportion of broadband connections by data rate (%) - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Proportion of broadband connections by data rate (%) - 2009 - 2016
        • Table Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator - 2006 - 2016
      • Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast fixed-line broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • DNA
        • Table DNA broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table Elisa broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Telia internet and broadband subscribers - 2002 - 2017
      • Table Telia broadband ARPU - 2006 - 2017
      • Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
      • G.fast
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table Fibre broadband subscribers - 2009 - 2018
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
      • Fixed wireless
        • Table WLAN subscribers - 2004 - 2017
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BUSINESS MODELS - BUNDLED SERVICES
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Overview
        • Table Household TV reception by device - 2011 - 2015
        • Table TV and radio revenue - 2003 - 2016
      • National licences
      • Regional licences
      • Digital dividend
      • Videostreaming
        • Table IPTV subscribers - 2011 - 2018
      • Cable TV
        • Table Historic - Cable TV subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2009
        • Table Cable TV subscribers and penetration - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Telia cable TV subscribers - 2008 - 2017
        • Table Elisa cable TV subscribers - 2005 - 2017
        • Table DNA cable TV subscribers - 2005 - 2017
      • Satellite-based digital pay-TV developments
      • Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
      • Interactive TV (iTV)
      • Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Historic - Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue - 1998 - 2009
      • Table Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue - 2010 - 2016
      • Table Mobile network revenue - 2006 - 2016
      • Table Mobile network investment - 2009 - 2016
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks - 2006 - 2018
        • Table Average mobile ARPU - 2008 - 2017
        • Table Active prepaid subscribers - 2011 - 2016
      • Operator market shares
        • Table Mobile market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) - 2006 - 2016
      • Mobile data
        • Table Mobile data traffic - 2006 - 2018
        • Table Annual growth in mobile data sent - 2009 - 2016
        • Table Mobile data subscriptions by type - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) - 2014 - 2016
        • Table Historic - SMS messages sent and annual change - 1999 - 2009
        • Table SMS messages sent and annual change - 2010 - 2018
        • Table MMS messages sent and annual change - 2003 - 2016
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2007 - 2017
      • Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
        • Table European data roaming charges - 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Annual mobile numbers ported - 2003 - 2015
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
        • Table MTRs by operator - 2006 - 2016
      • Network sharing
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2)
        • Table M2M connections - 2012 - 2016
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telia
        • Table Telia Finland mobile financial data - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Telia Finland blended ARPU - 2003 - 2017
        • Table Telia Finland mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2017
      • DNA
        • Table DNA annualised monthly ARPU - 2007 - 2017
        • Table DNA mobile subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Elisa
        • Table Elisa mobile financial data - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Elisa mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Elisa mobile operating statistics - 2008 - 2017
        • Table Elisa annualised ARPU - 2008 - 2017
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Location based services
      • Mobile TV
      • TETRA

Finland - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Finland’s regulator preps for 3.5GHz auction for 5G services from 2018

Finland’s telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile and broadband sectors. These efforts have been supported by the regulator which has provided additional spectrum for telecom services and is preparing spectrum auctions in two pioneer bands to enable mobile operators to trial 5G services from 2018.

As a result of these efforts the country enjoys among the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region, with customers able to make use of the latest iterations of technologies including DOCSIS3.1, carrier aggregation with LTE-A, and GPON fibre infrastructure.

Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe, being among the first to launch 3G and LTE services and now in the forefront of 5G developments. The regulator in late 2016 auctioned spectrum in the 700MHz to extend the availability of LTE services nationally, while it also planned to make available to network operators spectrum in the 3.5GHz band by the end of 2018. This band is one of the pioneer bands which have been assigned for 5G across Europe. The Finnish vendor Nokia Networks is involved in trialling 5G technologies, mainly in cooperation with Elisa.

Growth in the number of mobile subscribers has slowed, in line with the high penetration, while the market has shifted to mobile data and mobile broadband. Although market competition and regulated tariffs and termination rates have put pressure on operator revenue, in June 2017 they successfully petitioned for a year’s extension to retail roaming tariffs after these were abolished across the European Union.

Finland’s high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition. Companies have also been keen to invest in new technologies in a bid to address demand for improved services among customers. The government has set demanding broadband delivery targets, and as of mid-2017 it was preparing targets to be achieved by 2025 and 2030. This would incorporate a mix of fixed-line and mobile technologies, with the former focussed on FttP and DOCSIS3.1 technologies and the latter on Gigabit LTE and 5G.

This report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of important 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 assessed. In addition the report covers the fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. It also provides broadband forecasts to 2022. Analyses of the mobile market are supported by the latest statistics, while the report also assesses the key regulatory issues and the development of emerging technologies including LTE and 5G.

Key developments:

Nokia launches key technologies for the Smart Tampere project;
Elisa expands its interest in Estonia with Starman acquisition;
Regulator concedes roaming charge extension to June 2018;
Telia expands LTE-A footprint;
DNA trials Gigabit LTE service using carrier aggregation technology;
Nokia and Telia trial NB-IoT using spectrum in the 800MHz band;
Nokia trialling 5G technologies;
Regulator prepares for 3.5GHz auction for mobile broadband use;
Elisa trials Nokia’s XGS-PON technology providing data at up to 10Gb/s;
Government prepares national broadband targets for 2025 and 2030;
DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment;
Telia trials G.fast technology with Huawei;
DNA extends 1Gb/s fibre footprint to more than 600,000 households;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data update to December 2016, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia Finland, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2, Digita, Helsinki Television, Sonera Cable, Canal+, Yleisradio.


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