Sweden enjoys one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe, the result of effective government broadband policies and a population quick to adopt emerging technologies. DSL dominates broadband access, though Metro Ethernet and WLAN access are also available. The fibre sector is also among the most vibrant in the world, and Sweden now has among the largest number of fibre connections in Europe. Considerable investment in mobile networks has also made mobile broadband a fast-growing area, while the country is at the global forefront in developing mobile broadband based on LTE technology. This report examines Sweden’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, and also presents statistical broadband forecasts to 2020.
Com Hem extends 200Mb/s cable broadband across its footprint; TeliaSonera commits to SEK5 billion investment to connect up to one million households with FttP by 2014; TeliaSonera to spend SEK500 million upgrading 800,000 connections with VDSL2; 100Mb/s broadband connectivity available to more than half of premises; Com Hem sold to BC Partners; regulator’s market data for 2011; telcos’ operating and financial data to June 2012; market developments to late 2012.