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Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe
[June 10, 2020]

Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe


Sydney, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Finland outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.
Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Finland-Mobile-Infrastructure-Broadband-Operators-Statistics-and-Analyses

Finland has developed one of most advanced mobile markets in Europe, and just as it was in the forefront of LTE developments so has it emerged as one of the pioneers in 5G. The regulator has auctioned spectrum in the 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands to enable network operators to extend the availability of LTE and 5G services nationally5G in Finland is crucial to realising the government’s roadmap for providing data of at least 100Mb/s by 2025.

Growth in the number of mobile subscribers has slowed, in line with the high penetration, while the market has shifted to mobile data and mobile broadband. To this end the network operators have concentrated on network upgrades, providing improved mobile broadband services to the 99% of the population already covered by LTE. Although market competition and regulated tariffs and termination rates have put pressure on operator revenue.

This report provides statistics and analyses on the Finnish mobile market, including key regulatory issues, a snapshot of the consumer market, the growth of mobile data services and the development of emerging technologies and networks such as HSPA, LTE and 5G.

Key developments:

  • Regulator conclude 26GHz auction for 5G services;
  • Telia Finland launches a commercial 5G network;
  • DNA upgrades core and regional networks in preparation for 5G;
  • Telenor completes its acquisition of DNA;
  • Nokia and Telia deploy NB-IoT using spectrum in the 800MHz band;
  • Telia and DNA make progress with joint mobile network to deliver services in Northern and Eastern Finland;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2020, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia, DNA, Elisa, Digita.

  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
    • General statistics
    • Operator market shares
    • Mobile data
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • Mobile broadband
  • Regulatory issues
    • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 450MHz
      • 700MHz
      • 800MHz
      • 900MHz
      • 1.8GHz
      • 2.6GHz
      • 3.5GHz
      • 26GHz
    • Roaming
    • Mobile Number ortability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • Network sharing
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • Digital networks
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2)
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Major mobile operators
    • Telia Finland
    • DNA
    • Elisa
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Appendix – Historic data
  • Related reports



List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Mobile data subscriptions by type – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 2 – Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) – 2014 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Development of Telia Finland’s mobile service revenue – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 4 – Development of Telia Finland’s blended ARPU – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 5 – Change in the number of Telia Finland’s mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 6 – DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU – 2007 – 2020
  • Table 7 – Change in the number of DNA’s mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 8 – Growth in DNA’s mobile revenue, by type – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 9 – Growth in DNA’s mobile data traffic – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 10 – Change in Elisa Group’s revenue – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 11 – Change in the number of Elisa’s mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia – 2010 - 2020
  • Table 12 – Elisa mobile churn and proportion of data revenue – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic – 2008 – 2020
  • Table 14 – Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic – 2008 – 2020
  • Table 15 – Change in Elisa’s annualised ARPU – 2010 – 2020
  • Table 16 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1995; 1997; 1999 – 2009
  • Table 17 – Historic - Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 18 – Historic - SMS messages sent and annual change – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 19 – Historic - Telia Finland mobile financial data – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 20 – Historic - Telia Finland blended ARPU – 2003 – 2009
  • Table 21 – Historic - Telia Finland mobile subscribers – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 22 – Historic - DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU – 2007 – 2009
  • Table 23 – Historic - DNA mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2009
  • Table 24 – Historic - Elisa mobile financial data – 2004 – 2009
  • Table 25 – Historic - Elisa mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia – 2004 - 2009
  • Table 26 – Historic - Elisa annualised ARPU – 2008 – 2009

List of Charts


  • Chart 1 – Growth in the proportion of mobile revenue to total telecom revenue – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Change in mobile network revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Change in mobile network tangible investment – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 5 – Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Change in average mobile ARPU – 2014 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Prepaid subscribers and proportion to total – 2011 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2006 – 2020
  • Chart 10 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Decline in SMS messages traffic, annual change – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – Change in MMS messages traffic, annual change – 2003 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers, and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 14 – MTRs by operator – 2005 – 2020
  • Chart 15 – Growth in the number of M2M connections – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Development of Telia Finland’s mobile service revenue – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 17 – Development of Telia Finland’s blended ARPU – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 18 – Change in the number of Telia Finland’s mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 19 – DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 20 – Change in the number of DNA’s mobile subscribers – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 21 – Growth in DNA’s mobile revenue, by type – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 22 – Growth in DNA’s mobile data traffic – 2027 – 2019
  • Chart 23 – Change in Elisa Group’s revenue – 2010 – 2020
  • Chart 24 – Change in the number of Elisa’s mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia – 2010 - 2020
  • Chart 25 – Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic – 2008 – 2020
  • Chart 26 – Change in Elisa’s annualised ARPU – 2010 – 2020

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – 700MHz auction results – 2016
  • Exhibit 2 – 2.6GHz auction results – 2009
  • Exhibit 3 – 3.5GHz auction results – October 2018

Read the full report: https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Finland-Mobile-Infrastructure-Broadband-Operators-Statistics-and-Analyses

Nicolas Bombourg
nbombourg@budde.com.au

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