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Finland's telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with operators having been at the forefront in deploying technologies and with the regulator being among the first to auction spectrum for 5G use. These efforts have been supported by the government which is working towards its target of providing a broadband service of at least 100Mb/s by 2025.

As a result of these efforts the country enjoys one of the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region, with customers able to make use of the latest iterations of technologies including DOCSIS3.1, carrier aggregation with LTE-A, and GPON fibre infrastructure.

Just as Finland was in the forefront of LTE developments in Europe, so has it emerged as one of the pioneers in 5G. The auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.5GHh bands has enabled network operators to extend the availability of LTE services nationally and to prepare for 5G services. Spectrum in the 3.5GHz has been assigned for 5G across Europe.

The high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition. Companies have also been keen to invest in new technologies in a bid to address demand for improved services among customers. The incumbent telco Telia remains the dominant player in the DSL sector, but there is an ongoing shift away from DSL to fibre networks.

This report assesses key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of important regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The report also profiles the major operators and assesses the state of telecoms infrastructure and services. In addition, the report provides statistics and analyses on the 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. The fixed and wireless broadband markets are also covered, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Nokia launches key technologies for the Smart Tampere project;

Fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall;

Auction for 3.5GHz spectrum concluded;

DNA upgrades core and regional networks for 5G services, launches 1Gb/s broadband service;

Telenor completes its acquisition of DNA;

Elisa trials Nokias XGS-PON technology providing data at up to 10Gb/s;

Government prepares national broadband targets for 2025 and 2030;

DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment;

Telia trials G.fast technology in Helsinki with Huawei;

DSL subscriber base shrinks as customers migrate to fibre infrastructure;

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 regulators market data update to December 2017, telcos financial and operating data to Q2 2018, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2, Digita

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Table Of Content

Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Market analysis

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historic overview

4.2 Regulatory authorities

4.3 Privatisation of Telecom Finland

4.4 Interconnect

4.5 Access

4.6 Number Portability (NP)

4.7 Carrier preselection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Telia Finland

5.2 Finnet Group

5.3 DNA

5.4 Elisa Corporation

5.5 TDC Finland

5.6 Tele2

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview of the national telecom network

6.2 Next Generation Networks

6.3 International infrastructure

6.4 Smart metering

6.5 Data centres

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

7.5 Other fixed broadband services

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Regulatory issues

8.4 Mobile infrastructure

8.5 Major mobile operators

9 Appendix Historic data

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities-Finland 2019 (e)

Table 2 Fixed-line termination rate 2005 2020

Table 3 Mobile data subscriptions by type 2006 2018

Table 4 Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) 2014 2018

Table 5 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2008

Table 6 Historic-Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL 2000 2008

Table 7 Historic-Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 2009

Table 8 Historic-Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue 1998 2009

Table 9 Historic-SMS messages sent and annual change 1999 2009

Chart 1 Telecom revenue by sector 2009 2018

Chart 2 Change in market share telecom revenue by operator 2012 2018

Chart 3 Development of retail and wholesale telecom revenue 2009 2018

Chart 4 Telecom investment by sector 20011 2018

Chart 5 Average median LLU access pricing-copper 2009 2018

Chart 6 Average median LLU access pricing-fibre pair 2010 2018

Chart 7 Telia (Finland) revenue, EBITDA 2012 2019

Chart 8 Telia (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2009 2019

Chart 9 Telia Finland fixed subscribers by sector 2009 2019

Chart 10 DNA financial data 2008 2019

Chart 11 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 2019

Chart 12 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Chart 13 Change in Elisa fixed subscribers by platform 2009 2019

Chart 14 Growth in Elisa Group revenue by sector 2009 20189

Chart 15 Elisa Group financial data 2008 2019

Chart 16 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2009 2024

Chart 17 Change in fixed broadband subscriber base and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 18 Change in fixed broadband subscriber base by platform 2009 2018

Chart 19 Change in fixed broadband connections by data rate 2009 2018

Chart 20 Market share of broadband connections by data rate 2007-2018

Chart 21 Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2018

Chart 22 Growth in the number of DNA's broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Chart 23 Growth in the number of Elisa broadband subscribers 2004 2019

Chart 24 Change in the number of Telia Finland's broadband subscribers 2004 2019

Chart 25 Decline in Telia Finland's broadband ARPU 2006 2019

Chart 26 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2009 2018

Chart 27 Growth in the proportion of mobile revenue to total telecom revenue 2010 2018

Chart 28 Change in mobile network revenue 2006 2018

Chart 29 Change in mobile network tangible investment 2011 2018

Chart 30 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Chart 31 Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks 2006 2018

Chart 32 Change in average mobile ARPU 2014 2018

Chart 33 Prepaid subscribers and proportion to total 2011 2018

Chart 34 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2018

Chart 35 Growth in mobile data traffic 2006 2020

Chart 36 Growth in mobile data traffic 2009 2018

Chart 37 Decline in SMS messages traffic, annual change 2010 2018

Chart 38 Change in MMS messages traffic, annual change 2003 2018

Chart 39 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers, and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 40 MTRs by operator 2005 2020

Chart 41 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2018

Chart 42 Telia Finland mobile financial data 2005 2019

Chart 43 Change in Telia Finland's blended ARPU 2009 2019

Chart 44 Telia Finland mobile subscribers 2002 2019

Chart 45 DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU 2007 2019

Chart 46 Change in DNA's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 47 Growth in DNA's mobile revenue, by type 2013 2019

Chart 48 Growth in DNA's mobile data traffic 2027 2019

Chart 49 Change in Elisa's mobile financial data 2004 2019

Chart 50 Elisa mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia 2009 2019

Chart 51 Elisa mobile churn and proportion of data revenue 2008 2019

Chart 52 Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic 2008 2019

Chart 53 Elisa annualised ARPU 2008 2019

Exhibit 1 Access and the local loop

Exhibit 2 700MHz auction results 2016

Exhibit 3 2.6GHz auction results 2009

Exhibit 4 3.5GHz auction results October 2018

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Finland's telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with operators having been at the forefront in deploying technologies and with the regulator being among the first to auction spectrum for 5G use. These efforts have been supported by the government which is working towards its target of providing a broadband service of at least 100Mb/s by 2025.

As a result of these efforts the country enjoys one of the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region, with customers able to make use of the latest iterations of technologies including DOCSIS3.1, carrier aggregation with LTE-A, and GPON fibre infrastructure.

Just as Finland was in the forefront of LTE developments in Europe, so has it emerged as one of the pioneers in 5G. The auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.5GHh bands has enabled network operators to extend the availability of LTE services nationally and to prepare for 5G services. Spectrum in the 3.5GHz has been assigned for 5G across Europe.

The high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition. Companies have also been keen to invest in new technologies in a bid to address demand for improved services among customers. The incumbent telco Telia remains the dominant player in the DSL sector, but there is an ongoing shift away from DSL to fibre networks.

This report assesses key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of important regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The report also profiles the major operators and assesses the state of telecoms infrastructure and services. In addition, the report provides statistics and analyses on the 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. The fixed and wireless broadband markets are also covered, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the Coronavirus in 2020 is having a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure. Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report.

The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators as well as government agencies and regulators as they react to the crisis to ensure that citizens can continue to make optimum use of telecom services. This can be reflected in subsidy schemes and the promotion of tele-health and tele-education, among other solutions.

Key developments:

Nokia launches key technologies for the Smart Tampere project;

Fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall;

Auction for 3.5GHz spectrum concluded;

DNA upgrades core and regional networks for 5G services, launches 1Gb/s broadband service;

Telenor completes its acquisition of DNA;

Elisa trials Nokias XGS-PON technology providing data at up to 10Gb/s;

Government prepares national broadband targets for 2025 and 2030;

DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment;

Telia trials G.fast technology in Helsinki with Huawei;

DSL subscriber base shrinks as customers migrate to fibre infrastructure;

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 regulators market data update to December 2017, telcos financial and operating data to Q2 2018, assessment of the global impact of COVID-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telia, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2, Digita

READ MORE

Scope

1 Key statistics

2 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

2.1 Economic considerations and responses

2.2 Mobile devices

2.3 Subscribers

2.4 Infrastructure

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Historical overview

3.2 Market analysis

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Historic overview

4.2 Regulatory authorities

4.3 Privatisation of Telecom Finland

4.4 Interconnect

4.5 Access

4.6 Number Portability (NP)

4.7 Carrier preselection (CPS)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Telia Finland

5.2 Finnet Group

5.3 DNA

5.4 Elisa Corporation

5.5 TDC Finland

5.6 Tele2

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview of the national telecom network

6.2 Next Generation Networks

6.3 International infrastructure

6.4 Smart metering

6.5 Data centres

7 Broadband market

7.1 Introduction and statistical overview

7.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

7.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

7.5 Other fixed broadband services

8 Mobile communications

8.1 Market analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Regulatory issues

8.4 Mobile infrastructure

8.5 Major mobile operators

9 Appendix Historic data

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities-Finland 2019 (e)

Table 2 Fixed-line termination rate 2005 2020

Table 3 Mobile data subscriptions by type 2006 2018

Table 4 Proportion of mobile data subscriptions by speed (Mb/s) 2014 2018

Table 5 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2000 2008

Table 6 Historic-Broadband subscribers by platform; cable, DSL 2000 2008

Table 7 Historic-Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 2009

Table 8 Historic-Mobile revenue as proportion of total telecom revenue 1998 2009

Table 9 Historic-SMS messages sent and annual change 1999 2009

Chart 1 Telecom revenue by sector 2009 2018

Chart 2 Change in market share telecom revenue by operator 2012 2018

Chart 3 Development of retail and wholesale telecom revenue 2009 2018

Chart 4 Telecom investment by sector 20011 2018

Chart 5 Average median LLU access pricing-copper 2009 2018

Chart 6 Average median LLU access pricing-fibre pair 2010 2018

Chart 7 Telia (Finland) revenue, EBITDA 2012 2019

Chart 8 Telia (Finland) mobile and broadband revenue 2009 2019

Chart 9 Telia Finland fixed subscribers by sector 2009 2019

Chart 10 DNA financial data 2008 2019

Chart 11 DNA revenue by sector (consumer and business) 2008 2019

Chart 12 DNA subscribers by sector 2007 2019

Chart 13 Change in Elisa fixed subscribers by platform 2009 2019

Chart 14 Growth in Elisa Group revenue by sector 2009 20189

Chart 15 Elisa Group financial data 2008 2019

Chart 16 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2009 2024

Chart 17 Change in fixed broadband subscriber base and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 18 Change in fixed broadband subscriber base by platform 2009 2018

Chart 19 Change in fixed broadband connections by data rate 2009 2018

Chart 20 Market share of broadband connections by data rate 2007-2018

Chart 21 Change in broadband market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2018

Chart 22 Growth in the number of DNA's broadband subscribers 2007 2019

Chart 23 Growth in the number of Elisa broadband subscribers 2004 2019

Chart 24 Change in the number of Telia Finland's broadband subscribers 2004 2019

Chart 25 Decline in Telia Finland's broadband ARPU 2006 2019

Chart 26 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2009 2018

Chart 27 Growth in the proportion of mobile revenue to total telecom revenue 2010 2018

Chart 28 Change in mobile network revenue 2006 2018

Chart 29 Change in mobile network tangible investment 2011 2018

Chart 30 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2009 2024

Chart 31 Calls and call minutes originating in mobile networks 2006 2018

Chart 32 Change in average mobile ARPU 2014 2018

Chart 33 Prepaid subscribers and proportion to total 2011 2018

Chart 34 Mobile market share of subscribers by operator 2006 2018

Chart 35 Growth in mobile data traffic 2006 2020

Chart 36 Growth in mobile data traffic 2009 2018

Chart 37 Decline in SMS messages traffic, annual change 2010 2018

Chart 38 Change in MMS messages traffic, annual change 2003 2018

Chart 39 Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers, and penetration 2009 2024

Chart 40 MTRs by operator 2005 2020

Chart 41 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2018

Chart 42 Telia Finland mobile financial data 2005 2019

Chart 43 Change in Telia Finland's blended ARPU 2009 2019

Chart 44 Telia Finland mobile subscribers 2002 2019

Chart 45 DNA annualised postpaid monthly ARPU 2007 2019

Chart 46 Change in DNA's mobile subscriber base 2007 2019

Chart 47 Growth in DNA's mobile revenue, by type 2013 2019

Chart 48 Growth in DNA's mobile data traffic 2027 2019

Chart 49 Change in Elisa's mobile financial data 2004 2019

Chart 50 Elisa mobile subscribers in Finland and Estonia 2009 2019

Chart 51 Elisa mobile churn and proportion of data revenue 2008 2019

Chart 52 Elisa mobile voice, SMS and data traffic 2008 2019

Chart 53 Elisa annualised ARPU 2008 2019

Exhibit 1 Access and the local loop

Exhibit 2 700MHz auction results 2016

Exhibit 3 2.6GHz auction results 2009

Exhibit 4 3.5GHz auction results October 2018

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