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Sweden - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Sweden - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

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.

Key developments:

Tele2 sells fibre and cable business to Telenor; 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 to June 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to end-2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

TeliaSonera, Telenor, Com Hem, PiteEnergi, BAS.


1. Synopsis
2. Sweden's broadband market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Government support
2.3 Broadband strategy 2010
2.4 Broadband strategy 2020
2.5 eGovernment
2.6 eHealth
2.7 Competition
2.8 Municipal action
2.9 Broadband statistics
3. Cable
3.1 Com Hem
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 Regulatory concerns
4.2 Open access
4.3 ADSL2+
4.4 VDSL2+
5. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
5.1 Overview
5.2 TeliaSonera
5.3 Regulating dark fibre
5.4 Bredbandsbolaget
5.5 PiteEnergi
5.6 BAS
5.7 Other developments
6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7. Mobile broadband
7.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
7.1.1 Licences
7.1.2 3.6-3.8GHz
7.1.3 Other developments
7.2 Wireless LANS
7.2.1 TeliaSonera
7.3 WiFi/WiMAX
7.4 Satellite
8. Forecasts broadband subscribers 2010 - 2013; 2020
8.1 Scenario 1 higher broadband subscriber growth
8.2 Scenario 2 lower broadband subscriber growth
8.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
9. Related reports
Table 1 Internet services revenue 2003 - 2012
Table 2 Fixed broadband accesses by speed 2012 - 2013
Table 3 Internet access by data speed as a proportion of households 2001 - 2012
Table 4 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2013
Table 5 Proportion of internet revenue by access type 2000 - 2012
Table 6 Internet monthly revenue - 2000 - 2013
Table 7 Growth in fixed-line broadband accesses 2001 - 2014
Table 8 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 - 2004
Table 9 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2013
Table 10 Total internet subscribers (including mobile) 2000 - 2014
Table 11 Internet subscribers: PSTN, ISDN 2000 - 2014
Table 12 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2013
Table 13 Proportion of total internet subscribers by type 2000 - 2013
Table 14 Broadband penetration by technology 2006 - 2012
Table 15 Cable broadband subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 16 Com Hem subscribers by type 2005 - 2013
Table 17 Com Hem financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 18 xDSL subscribers 2000 - 2014
Table 19 TeliaSonera broadband revenue and ARPU (Sweden) 2006 - 2013
Table 20 TeliaSonera broadband subscribers (Sweden) 2005 - 2013
Table 21 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2013
Table 22 Tele2 broadband subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 23 Fibre subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 24 Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) broadband subscribers 2004 - 2013
Table 25 Mobile broadband subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 26 Mobile broadband market share by operator 2007 - 2013
Table 27 3.7GHz licence results 2009
Table 28 Forecast broadband penetration higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 29 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 30 Forecast broadband penetration lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 31 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 Internet services revenue 2003 - 2012
Chart 2 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2013
Chart 3 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2013
Chart 4 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2013
Chart 5 Proportion of internet subscribers by type 2002 - 2013
Chart 6 Com Hem subscribers by type 2005 2013
Chart 7 Com Hem financial data 2007 - 2013
Chart 8 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2013
Chart 9 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 10 Forecast broadband subscribers lower market growth scenario 2010 - 2013; 2020

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