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Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Mar 2019

Category :

Telecommunications

No. of Pages : 113 Pages

Estonia’s telcos extend NB-IoT nationally
Estonia’s telecom market continues to benefit from a range of regulatory measures which have encouraged competition, enabling alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Telia. Fixed-line infrastructure upgrades have been geared to supporting bundled offerings, and this process has prompted Telia to stop services based on DSL by the end of 2020 and instead rely on infrastructure geared to VDSL, fibre and G.fast, supplemented by LTE in rural areas.

The country has one of the most advanced mobile markets in Europe, the result of considerable investment from the mobile network operators Telia, Elisa and Tele2. The market enjoys effective competition between these MNOs, although the MVNO sector remains underdeveloped. Operator investment in new technologies has supported the fast developing mobile broadband sector. Telia and its vendor partners launched a 5G testbed in January 2019 and the sector is expected to underpin revenue growth in coming years once services become commercially available from about 2020.

Progressive government policies on broadband infrastructure and an active regulatory regime have also contributed to Estonia having one of the highest broadband penetration rates in Europe. Broadband is available via a range of fixed-line and wireless technologies, with ADSL2+, FttP, cable, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and HSPA/LTE platforms widely available. Elisa’s consolidation with the principal cableco Starman in April 2017 has enabled the operator to offer a more comprehensive suite of bundled services, and so compete more effectively with Telia.

This report provides an overview of Estonia’s telecom market, the performance of the key operators, recent regulatory developments, and the status of fixed-line networks and the NGN. It also includes a range of operating and financial data. In addition the report reviews developments in the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband sectors, as also the mobile voice and data sectors including regulatory measures and operator strategies relating to 5G.

Key developments:

  • Telia Estonia, TalTech University and Ericsson launch testbed 5G network;
  • Regulator auctions spectrum in the 2.6GHz band for LTE and 5G services;
  • Elisa extending LTE-A services;
  • Tele2 launches platform to manage M2M connections;
  • Telia Estonia’s Narrowband-IoT network providing national coverage;
  • Government commits €20 million to rural broadband program;
  • Telia Estonia planning to close DSL-based services by end-2020;
  • Report update includes operator data to Q4 2018, Statistics Estonia data to June 2018, the regulator's market data updates and 2017 annual report, recent market developments.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
Country overview
Telecommunications market
Historical overview
Regulatory environment
Historical overview
Regulatory authorities
Telecoms sector liberalisation
Privatisation
Interconnect
Access
Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Number Portability (NP)
Fixed network operators
Overview of operators
Telia Estonia
Tele2 Estonia
Elisa
Telecommunications infrastructure
Overview of the national telecom network
Telia Estonia
Alternative operators
International networks
Smart infrastructure
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wholesale
Broadband market
Introduction and statistical overview
Market analysis
Broadband statistics
Forecasts – broadband subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
Other fixed broadband services
Wi-Fi
Li-Fi
WiMAX
Digital economy
Estonian Information Society Strategy
Legislation
E-government
Infrastructure
eID card
E-Residency
EEBone
E-commerce
E-education
E-health
Mobile communications
Market analysis
Mobile statistics
General statistics
Mobile infrastructure
5G
4G (LTE)
3G
Other infrastructure developments
Mobile voice
Mobile data
Short Message Service (SMS)
Multimedia Message Service (MMS)
Mobile broadband
Regulatory issues
Licensing
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
Mobile Termination Rates (MRTs)
Roaming
Coordination with Latvia
Major mobile operators
Telia Estonia (Eesti Mobiltelefon, EMT)
Elisa
Tele2 Estonia
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
Mobile content and applications
Location-based services
M-commerce
Machine-to-Machine (M2M)

List of Table

Table 2 – Telecom licenses by service – 2012 – 2016
Table 3 – Telecoms sector revenue (kroons and €) – 2008 – 2016
Table 4 – ICT financial statistics – 2009 – 2018
Table 5 – Telecoms sector revenue ($) – 2000 – 2016
Table 6 – Share of voice calls: mobile and fixed networks – 2008 – 2016
Table 7 – Unbundled Local Loops – 2006 – 2014
Table 8 – Fixed number portings – 2005 – 2016
Table 9 – Fixed-line subscribers by operator (TRA data) – 2009 – 2016
Table 10 – Fixed-lines in service by operator – 2011 – 2016
Table 11 – Fixed-line voice traffic – 2011 – 2016
Table 12 – Telia Estonia revenue by service – 2005 – 2018
Table 13 – Telia Estonia financial data – 2014 – 2018
Table 14 – Telia Estonia subscribers by sector – 2009 – 2018
Table 15 – Tele2 financial data – 2008 – 2018
Table 16 – Tele2 Estonia financial data by sector – 2007 – 2018
Table 17 – Tele2 Estonia financial data – 2007 – 2018
Table 18 – Tele2 Estonia subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2018
Table 19 – Elisa subscribers by sector – 2016 – 2018
Table 20 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995 – 2009
Table 21 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
Table 22 – Fixed line voice subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 23 – Fixed line voice subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2016
Table 24 – Fixed line voice revenue – 2011 – 2016
Table 25 –Telia PSTN/ISDN subscribers – 2002 – 2016
Table 26 –International bandwidth – 2000 – 2016
Table 27 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
Table 28 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
Table 29 – Fixed-broadband lines and penetration – 2004 – 2018
Table 30 – Fixed-broadband subscribers by operator – 2011 – 2016
Table 31 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2011 – 2016
Table 33 – Telia fixed-broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2018
Table 34 – Telia fixed-broadband ARPU – 2006 – 2018
Table 35 – Revenue from fixed and mobile broadband services – 2011 – 2016
Table 36 – Forecast broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 37 – Cable broadband subscribers – 2003 – 2018
Table 38 – Elisa cable broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 39 – DSL subscribers – 2003 – 2018
Table 40 – STV broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2016
Table 41 – FttX broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2018
Table 42 – Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers – 2011 – 2018
Table 43 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
Table 44 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
Table 45 – Active prepaid and contract subscribers – 2010 – 2016
Table 46 – Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers – 2000 - 2016
Table 47 – Telia prepaid subscribers – 2002 – 2018
Table 48 – Mobile services revenue by type – 2011 – 2016
Table 49 – Mobile revenue (subscription, data) – 2014 – 2016
Table 50 – M2M connections – 2011 – 2018
Table 51 – Mobile voice traffic – 2010 – 2018
Table 52 – Mobile data traffic – 2011 – 2018
Table 53 – Total SMS messages sent – 2004 – 2018
Table 54 – Total MMS messages sent – 2005 – 2018
Table 55 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2016
Table 56 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
Table 57 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 – 2016
Table 58 – Mobile data revenue – 2011 – 2016
Table 59 – Mobile number portings – 2005 – 2016
Table 60 – Telia subscribers – 2005 – 2018
Table 61 – Telia blended ARPU – 2005 – 2018
Table 62 – Telia mobile financial data – 2009 – 2018
Table 63 – Elisa financial data – 2008 – 2018
Table 64 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Table 65 – Elisa mobile blended ARPU – 2016 – 2018
Table 66 – Tele2 mobile subscribers – 2007 – 2018
Table 67 – Telia M2M connections – 2014 – 2018

 

List of Chart

Chart 1 – Telia Estonia revenue by service – 2005 – 2018
Chart 2 – Telia Estonia subscribers by sector – 2009 – 2018
Chart 3 –Tele2 financial data – 2008 – 2018
Chart 4 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
Chart 5 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
Chart 6 – Fixed-broadband subscribers and penetration – 2004 – 2018
Chart 8 – Revenue from fixed and mobile broadband services – 2011 – 2016
Chart 9 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
Chart 10 – Mobile services revenue by type – 2011 – 2016
Chart 11 – Active mobile broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2018
Chart 12 – Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed – 2013 – 2016
Chart 13 – Elisa financial data – 2008 – 2018
Chart 14 – Elisa mobile subscribers – 2008 – 2018
Exhibit 1 – Access, the local loop and unbundling – an overview

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