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Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews - Finland

Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews - Finland

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 proposes reduction in copper and fibre LLU charges; government set to complete Information Society Code by end-2014; Sonera acquires AinaCom's consumer operations and fixed networks; fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall; Finns show slow take-up for VoIP services; DNA begins company restructure, completes acquisition of TDC's Finnish businesses; government proposal to sell stake in TeliaSonera to raise cash; regulator's 2013 market data update; telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2014; recent market developments.

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
6.4 Smart metering
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2014 (e)
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2013 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 ARPU by sector 2010 2013
Table 9 Telecom revenue 2003 2014
Table 10 Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile 2006 - 2014
Table 11 Telecom revenue: retail and wholesale 2009 - 2013
Table 12 Price differential for telephony services 2007 - 2012
Table 13 Price differential for data services 2007 - 2012
Table 14 Household penetration rate of select telecom services 2009 - 2012
Table 15 Telecom investment by sector 2009 - 2013
Table 16 TeliaSonera LLU accesses 2006 - 2013
Table 17 Average LLU access pricing - copper 2009 - 2014
Table 18 Average LLU access pricing - fibre 2010 - 2014
Table 19 Fixed-line operators' market share 2005 - 2013
Table 20 Fixed-line traffic in minutes 2006 - 2015
Table 21 Relative change to mobile voice and data traffic 2008 - 2013
Table 22 TeliaSonera (Finland) revenue, service revenue, EBITDA 2012 - 2014
Table 23 TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2006 - 2014
Table 24 TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector 2002 - 2014
Table 26 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 - 2014
Table 27 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 28 Elisa fixed network subscribers by sector 2004 - 2014
Table 29 Elisa Group revenue by sector 2004 2014
Table 30 Elisa Group financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 32 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 - 2015
Chart 1 Telecom revenue, fixed-line and mobile 2006 - 2014
Chart 2 Fixed-line operators' market share 2005 - 2013
Chart 3 TeliaSonera (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2006 - 2014
Chart 4 TeliaSonera (Finland) subscribers by sector 2002 - 2014
Chart 5 DNA financial data 2008 - 2014
Chart 6 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 2014
Chart 7 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 2014
Chart 8 Elisa cable TV and broadband subscribers 2004 - 2014
Chart 9 Elisa revenue by sector 2004 - 2014
Chart 10 Elisa Group financial data 2008 - 2014
Chart 11 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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