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Sweden - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Sweden - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Sweden's telecom market has one of the most mature mobile and broadband sectors in Europe, with one of the best developed LTE infrastructures in the region and a high penetration of fibre broadband services. The country was also the first in Europe to complete the switch to digital TV broadcasting. The mobile sector has seen innovative spectrum use, with extensive network upgrades providing a significant proportion of subscribers with fast mobile broadband services. This report introduces the key aspects of the Swedish telecom market, providing data on fixed network services and profiling the main players. It also assesses the functional separation of the incumbent TeliaSonera and reviews the sale of Tele2's domestic broadband and cable TV businesses to Telenor. In addition, the report overviews the key regulatory issues, including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, carrier preselection and NGN open access.

Key developments:

Tele2 secures regulatory approval to sell Norwegian subsidiary to TeliaSonera; TeliaSonera to pull out the remaining public pay phones by 2015; Telecom revenue stable in 2013, year-on-year; TeliaSonera obliged to offer unbundled access to dark fibre local access networks, commits to SEK8 billion FttP investment in Nordic and Baltic markets; a third of households dispense with fixed-line telephony; government's bid to sell stake in TeliaSonera defeated in Parliament; regulator's market data to June 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telenor, TeliaSonera, Tele2.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Sweden's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.2 Revised NFR
4.3 Regulatory authority
4.3.1 National Post and Telecom Agency
4.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Sweden
4.4.1 Privatisation of Telia
4.4.2 Interconnect
4.4.3 Access
4.4.4 Number Portability (NP)
4.4.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
4.4.6 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
5. Fixed network operators in Sweden
5.1 Overview of operators
5.1.1 Fixed-line statistics
5.2 TeliaSonera
5.2.1 Restructuring
5.2.2 Functional separation of TeliaSonera
5.3 Tele2
5.4 Telenor Sweden
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 International infrastructure
6.2.1 Submarine cable networks
6.2.2 Satellite networks
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2014 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2014 (Jun)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 End-user revenue by service 2001 - 2013
Table 9 Historic - End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data 1995 - 2004
Table 10 End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data 2005 - 2013
Table 11 End-user traffic in minutes by technology 2000 - 2014
Table 12 Telecom revenue per household by sector (old style) 2001 - 2012
Table 13 Telecom revenue growth per household by sector (old style) 2001 - 2012
Table 14 Average telecom revenue by sector (new style) 2012 - 2013
Table 15 TeliaSonera wholesale lines, PSTN, LLU 2005 - 2013
Table 16 Interconnect minutes (fixed/mobile); revenue from fixed networks 2006 - 2013
Table 17 Annual fixed number portings 2002 - 2014
Table 18 Carrier preselection customers, residential and business 1999 - 2014
Table 19 Wholesale Line Rental customers 2005 - 2014
Table 20 Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2006 - 2014
Table 21 Fixed telephony subscriptions: PSTN, ISDN, WLR 2006 - 2015
Table 22 Fixed telephony subscriptions: alternative IP access 2005 - 2014
Table 23 TeliaSonera subscribers (Sweden) 2002 - 2014
Table 24 TeliaSonera Group subscribers (Europe) - 2005 - 2014
Table 25 TeliaSonera Group financial data 2007 - 2014
Table 26 Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 27 Tele2 Group financial overview 2006 - 2014
Table 28 Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector 2006 - 2014
Table 29 Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) subscribers by sector (historic) 2004 - 2011
Table 30 Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 31 Telenor Sweden fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2014
Table 32 Telenor Sweden financial data 2008 - 2014
Table 33 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2004
Table 34 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005- 2014
Chart 1 End-user revenue by service 2001 2013
Chart 2 End-user traffic in minutes by technology 2000 - 2014
Chart 3 Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2006 - 2014
Chart 4 Fixed telephony subscriptions: alternative IP access 2005 - 2014
Chart 5 TeliaSonera subscribers (Sweden) 2004 - 2014
Chart 6 TeliaSonera Group subscribers 2005 - 2014
Chart 7 - TeliaSonera Group financial data 2007 - 2014
Chart 8 Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector 2007 - 2014
Chart 9 - Tele2 Group financial overview 2006 2014
Chart 10 Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector 2006 - 2014
Chart 11 Bredbandsbolaget (Telenor) subscribers by sector (historic) 2004 - 2011
Chart 12 Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers 2010 2014
Chart 13 Telenor Sweden financial data 2008 - 2014
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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