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 been stimulated by the progressive investment of the main telcos in developing new technologies. The country retains one of the best developed LTE infrastructures in the region, while its network operators will be well positioned to expand services based on 5G once additional spectrum is made available to them in early 2020.

The country also has one of the highest fibre broadband penetration rates in Europe and is aiming to provide a 1Gb/s broadband service to 98% of the population by 2025. The methodology to achieve this rests on regulatory measures supported by public funds, as well as on the auction of 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:

Telecom sector revenue showed slight decline in 2018;
Tele2 sells out of Kazakhstan and Croatia;
Swedish Parliament asks government to consider selling the state's 37.3% interest in Telia;
Fixed-line telephony penetration continues downward slide;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telenor Sweden, Telia Company, Tele2.


  • Synopsis
  • Key statistics
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Sweden – 2019 (e)
  • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
  • Regulatory environment
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
      • Table Interconnect fixed-line minutes and revenue – 2006 – 2018
    • ACCESS
      • Bitstream access
      • Fibre access
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
    • WHOLESALE LINE RENTAL (WLR)
  • Fixed network operators
    • INTRODUCTION
    • TELIA COMPANY
    • TELE2
    • TELENOR SWEDEN
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
    • VOIP
      • Table Telia VoIP subscribers – 2007 – 2019
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
        • Table International internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2016
      • Satellite networks
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Appendix – Historic data
    • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 – 2009
    • Table Historic - End-user revenue growth: fixed line, internet, mobile and mobile data – 1995 – 2009
    • Table Telecom revenue per household by sector – 2001 – 2009
    • Table VoIP subscribers and annual change – 2004 – 2009
    • Table End-user traffic in minutes by technology – 2000 – 2009
    • Table Telecom revenue per household by sector – 2001 – 2009
    • Table Telecom revenue per household annual change by sector – 2001 – 2009
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