Sweden - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


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Sweden - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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 the number of subscribers is falling as customers migrate to fibre networks as these are built out. Some resilience in the DSL sector is shown by operators investing in VDSL upgrades, though this is a short-term measure on the path to FttP. There is also competition from HFC infrastructure, with the main cableco Com Hem offering data rates at up to 1Gb/s.

Sweden's fibre sector is also among the most vibrant in the world, with the country now having one of the highest fibre-broadband densities in Europe. Considerable investment in mobile networks has also made mobile broadband a fast-growing sector, with LTE-based broadband services available in most rural areas not covered by fixed-line infrastructure. This report examines Sweden's fixed and wireless broadband markets, including statistical broadband forecasts to 2021.

Key developments:

Legislation comes into force aimed at promoting broadband deployment through encouraging infrastructure sharing and coordination of works; regulator applies new tools to ease broadband market regulation; government approves Com Hem's SEK1.33 billion acquisition of Boxer TV-Access; TeliaSonera completes G.fast field trials to deliver 1Gb/s services over short-distance copper; Com Hem launches a 500Mb/s cable service and a 1Gb/s fibre service; TeliaSonera commits to SEK5 billion investment to connect up to one million households with FttP; TeliaSonera invests SEK500 million upgrading 800,000 connections with VDSL2; 100Mb/s broadband connectivity available to more than half of all premises; report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TeliaSonera, Telenor, Com Hem, PiteEnergi, BAS.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government support
2.3 Broadband strategy 2010
2.4 Broadband strategy 2020
2.5 Rural broadband strategy 2014 - 2020
2.6 Regulatory measures 2016
2.7 Competition
2.8 Municipal action
2.9 Broadband statistics
2.10 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
2.10.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Com Hem
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Regulatory concerns
4.2 Open access
4.3 ADSL2+
4.4 VDSL2+
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Regulating dark fibre
5.3 TeliaSonera
5.4 Bredbandsbolaget
5.5 PiteEnergi
5.6 BAS
5.7 Other developments
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
6.2.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
6.2.2 Wireless LANS
6.2.3 Wi-Fi/WiMAX
6.2.4 Satellite
7. Related reports
Table 1 Internet services revenue 2003 - 2015
Table 2 Fixed broadband accesses by speed 2009 - 2015
Table 3 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 - 2015
Table 4 Proportion of fixed internet subscribers by access type 2000 - 2009
Table 5 Proportion of fixed/mobile internet subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 6 Internet monthly revenue - 2000 - 2015
Table 7 Growth in fixed-line broadband accesses 2001 - 2015
Table 8 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 - 2009
Table 9 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2017
Table 10 Total internet subscribers (including mobile) 2000 - 2015
Table 11 Internet subscribers: PSTN, ISDN 2000 - 2015
Table 12 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2015
Table 13 Proportion of total internet subscribers by type 2000 - 2014
Table 14 Broadband penetration by technology 2006 - 2015
Table 15 Forecasts - broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 16 Cable broadband subscribers 2000 - 2016
Table 17 Com Hem subscribers by type 2005 - 2016
Table 18 Com Hem financial data 2007 - 2016
Table 19 DSL subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 20 TeliaSonera fixed-line broadband revenue and ARPU (Sweden) 2012 - 2016
Table 21 TeliaSonera broadband subscribers (Sweden) 2005 - 2016
Table 22 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2016
Table 23 Tele2 broadband subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 24 Fibre subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 25 Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) broadband subscribers 2004 - 2016
Table 26 3.7GHz licence results 2009
Chart 1 Fixed broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2015
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2003 - 2017
Chart 3 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by access type 2004 - 2015
Chart 4 Proportion of internet subscribers by type 2002 - 2015
Chart 5 Com Hem subscribers by type 2005 2016
Chart 6 Com Hem financial data 2007 - 2016
Chart 7 Tele2 broadband financial data (Sweden) 2008 - 2016

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