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Sweden - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Sweden - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

Sweden's mobile sector has benefited from one of Europe's most developed markets for LTE services. A significant proportion of mobile subscribers now make use of LTE services, which for many customers provide a viable alternative to fixed-line broadband. The market has been enervated by greater consumer take-up for mobile data services as competition has forced down prices. With the closing down of the analogue network, spectrum in the 450MHz and 900MHz bands has been put to digital use to provide a national mobile broadband service. Spectrum in the 800MHz and 1800MHz bands is also providing MNOs with additional capabilities for their LTE networks. This report provides statistics and analysis on the Swedish mobile market, including the key regulatory issues, the growth of mobile data services and forecasts for subscribers and mobile ARPU to 2017.

Key developments:

Alcatel-Lucent contracted to build a national LTE network for Net 1 using the 450MHz band; Net4Mobililty network to provide 90% geographic coverage by 2016; government raises SEK2.05 billion from 800MHz spectrum; shared network of Telenor and H3 upgraded with HSPA+ to 42Mb/s; TeliaSonera plans VoLTE services, signs up for Ericsson M2M platform; regulator consults on use of 2.3GHz spectrum; Net 1 upgrades network with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev B technology in the 450MHz band; H3 contracts to provide world first LTE TDD/FDD dual-mode network; MNOs secure LTE smartphones; TeliaSonera expands LTE network; MNOs launch mobile wallet service JV; regulator assigns additional 1800MHz spectrum with generous terms; regulator's market data to June 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:

TeliaSonera, Tele2, H3 Sweden, Telenor Sweden, Net 1.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview of Sweden's mobile market
2.1 Mobile statistics
2.2 Operator market shares
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
3.1.1 800MHz
3.1.2 900MHz
3.1.3 1800MHz
3.1.4 1.9GHz
3.1.5 3.5GHz
3.1.6 3.6-3.8GHz
3.1.7 2.3GHz
3.1.8 2.6GHz
3.1.9 28GHz
3.2 Roaming
3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
3.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
3.5 Network sharing
4. Mobile technologies
4.1 Analogue
4.2 Digital
4.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
4.3.1 Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Telia Mobile
5.2 Tele2 Mobile
5.3 Telenor Mobile
5.4 Net4Mobility
5.5 Hutchison 3G Sweden
5.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
5.7 Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs)
6. Mobile voice services
6.1 Prepaid
6.2 Satellite mobile
7. Mobile Messaging
7.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
7.1.1 Premium SMS (PSMS)
7.1.2 Revenue distribution
7.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
8. Mobile data services
8.1 Overview
8.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
8.3 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
8.4 Evolved HSPA (HSPA+)
8.5 High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)
8.6 Enhanced Data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
8.7 Push-to-Talk (PTT)
8.8 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
8.8.1 TeliaSonera
8.8.2 H3
8.8.3 Tele2
8.8.4 Net 1
8.9 Femtocells
8.10 Mobile TV
8.10.1 TeliaSonera
8.10.2 Tele2
8.10.3 H3
9. Mobile content and applications
9.1 Location-based services
9.2 Mobile music
9.3 Other developments
9.4 M-payments
9.5 M2M
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecasts mobile ARPU 2013; 2015; 2017
10.2 Forecasts UMTS subscribers 2013; 2015; 2017
10.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
11. Related reports
Table 1 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Historic - GSM/UMTS and NMT subscribers (regulator data) 1999 - 2004
Table 4 GSM/UMTS and NMT subscribers (regulator data) 2005 - 2014
Table 5 Subscriber distribution by technology 2001 - 2012
Table 6 Historic - End-user revenue by service 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 7 End-user revenue by service 2005 - 2015
Table 8 Mobile traffic in minutes and sector traffic use 2001 - 2014
Table 9 Average mobile blended ARPU 2000 - 2014
Table 10 Historic - Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) 1995 - 2004
Table 11 Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2005 - 2014
Table 12 European roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 13 Annual mobile numbers ported 2008 - 2014
Table 14 Mobile termination revenue traffic and revenue 2000 - 2013
Table 15 TeliaSonera Mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 16 Telia Mobile blended, contract and prepaid ARPU 2002 - 2014
Table 17 Telia Mobile revenue 2007 - 2014
Table 18 Tele2 mobile subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 19 Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) financial data 2005 - 2014
Table 20 Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) blended ARPU (historic) 2006 - 2012
Table 21 Telenor Mobile Sweden financial data 2004 - 2014
Table 22 Telenor Mobile Sweden subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 23 Telenor blended mobile ARPU (Sweden) 2006 - 2014
Table 24 H3 subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 25 H3 revenue (Sweden and Denmark) 2008 -2010
Table 26 H3 revenue (Sweden) 2010 -2014
Table 27 H3 annualised ARPU (Sweden and Denmark) 2008 - 2014
Table 28 Active prepaid and contract subscribers - GSM/UMTS 2000- 2013
Table 29 Monthly SMS volumes per user 2000 - 2014
Table 30 Annual SMS volumes 2000 - 2015
Table 31 SMS revenue 2000 2015
Table 32 MMS messages sent, annual change and revenue 2003 - 2013
Table 33 MMS messaging revenue 2004 - 2013
Table 34 Mobile data services traffic 2002 - 2014
Table 35 Mobile data services subscribers 2006 - 2014
Table 36 Mobile data traffic revenue 2002 - 2012
Table 37 LTE subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 38 M2M connections 2011 - 2015
Table 39 M2M revenue 2011 - 2012
Table 40 Forecast blended mobile ARPU 2013; 2015; 2017
Table 41 Forecast UMTS subscribers 2013; 2015; 2017
Chart 1 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2003 - 2015
Chart 2 End-user revenue by service 2003- 2015
Chart 3 Mobile traffic in minutes and sector traffic use 2003 - 2014
Chart 4 Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2005 2014
Chart 5 Telia Mobile blended, contract and prepaid ARPU 2004 - 2014
Chart 6 Tele2 Mobile (Sweden) financial data 2005 - 2014
Chart 7 Telenor Mobile Sweden financial data 2004 - 2014
Chart 8 Mobile data services subscribers 2006 2013
Exhibit 1 UMTS licence awards in Sweden 2000
Exhibit 2 800MHz licence awards in Sweden 2011
Exhibit 3 1800MHz licence awards in Sweden Oct 2011
Exhibit 4 2.6GHz licence awards in Sweden May 2008
Exhibit 5 MVNOs and host networks June 2013
Exhibit 6 Premium SMS market overview

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