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Sweden - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Sweden - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Sweden's telecom market includes mature mobile and broadband sectors which have consistently been among the first in Europe to deploy advanced technologies. The country retains one of the best developed LTE infrastructures in the region and is poised to be among the first in the world to deliver services based on the 5G standard. It also has one of the highest fibre broadband penetration rates in Europe and is targeting a 1Gb/s broadband service to 98% of the population by 2025. The methodology to achieve this rests on proven regulatory measures supported by public funds, as well as on the auction of additional spectrum.

This report assesses key aspects of the Swedish telecom market, providing data on fixed network services and profiling the main players. It also reviews the key regulatory issues, including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability, carrier preselection and NGN open access.

Key developments:

Telia Company acquires TDC Norway and Get;
Telecom sector revenue continued showing growth in 2017;
Telia obliged to offer unbundled access to dark fibre local access networks, commits to SEK8 billion FttP investment in Nordic and Baltic markets;
Third of households dispense with fixed-line telephony;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2017, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telenor Sweden, Telia Company, Tele2.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.4.1 Interconnect
5.5 Access
5.5.1 Bitstream access
5.5.2 Fibre access
5.6 Number Portability (NP)
5.7 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.8 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Telia
6.3 Tele2
6.4 Telenor Sweden
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 VoIP
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Submarine cable networks
7.3.2 Satellite networks
8. Smart infrastructure
9. Related reports
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Sweden 2018 (e)
Table 2 End-user revenue by service 2001 2017
Table 3 Historic - End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data 1995 - 2009
Table 4 End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data 2010 - 2017
Table 5 End-user traffic in minutes by technology 2000 - 2017
Table 6 Telecom revenue per household by sector 2001 - 2017
Table 7 Telecom revenue per household annual change by sector 2001 - 2017
Table 8 Historic - Telia wholesale lines, PSTN, LLU 2005 - 2013
Table 9 Interconnect fixed-line minutes and revenue 2006 - 2017
Table 10 Annual fixed number portings 2002 - 2018
Table 11 Carrier preselection customers, residential and business 1999 - 2017
Table 12 Wholesale Line Rental customers 2005 - 2017
Table 13 Telia subscribers (Sweden) 2002 - 2018
Table 14 Telia Group financial data 2007 - 2018
Table 15 Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector 2007 - 2018
Table 16 Tele2 Group financial overview 2006 - 2018
Table 17 Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Table 18 Telenor subscribers by sector (historic) 2004 - 2011
Table 19 Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers 2010 - 2018
Table 20 Telenor Sweden fixed-line revenue 2005 - 2018
Table 21 Telenor Sweden financial data 2008 - 2018
Table 22 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2009
Table 23 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 24 PSTN and ISDN lines in service 2000 - 2018
Table 25 Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2006 - 2017
Table 26 VoIP subscribers and annual change 2004 - 2017
Table 27 VoIP revenue 2005 2017
Table 28 VoIP traffic 2006 2017
Table 29 VoIP accesses by technology 2004 - 2017
Table 30 Telia VoIP subscribers 2007 - 2018
Table 31 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2016
Chart 1 End-user revenue by service 2001 2017
Chart 2 End-user traffic in minutes by technology 2000 - 2017
Chart 3 Telia subscribers (Sweden) 2004 - 2018
Chart 4 - Telia Group financial data 2007 - 2018
Chart 5 Tele2 Sweden revenue by sector 2007 - 2018
Chart 6 - Tele2 Group financial overview 2006 2018
Chart 7 Tele2 Sweden subscribers by sector 2006 - 2018
Chart 8 Telenor telephony, internet, TV subscribers 2010 2018
Chart 9 Telenor Sweden financial data 2008 - 2018
Chart 10 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2018
Chart 11 Market share of fixed-telephony subscribers by operator 2006 - 2017
Chart 12 VoIP accesses by technology 2004 2017
Exhibit 1 Access and the local loop

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