Sweden Enjoys Highest Broadband Penetration Rates in Europe, Says BuddeComm in Its Report Available at MarketPublishers.com

05 Dec 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – The Swedish telecommunications market has one of the most mature mobile and broadband sectors in the European region, with one of the most advanced LTE infrastructures in the region and an increased rate of penetration of fibre optic broadband services. The nation was also the first in the region to finalise the migration to digital TV broadcasting. The mobile market has witnessed the use of innovative spectrum sharing technologies, though the regulator in November 2016 was enforced to cancel its scheduled auction of their spectrum in the 700MHz after the government concluded that this range should keep on being used by broadcasters till May 2018.

There have been extensive upgrades to mobile networks which provide a considerable proportion of subscribers with high-speed mobile broadband services, whilst Telia is seeking to offer services based on 5G technologies in 2018.

A huge proportion of mobile subscribers currently utilise LTE services, which provide for many of them a realistic alternative to fixed-line broadband.

Heavy investments in upgraded cable and DSL broadband infrastructure along with fibre networks by Sweden’s telecommunication companies recently have given a boost to consumer take-up of bundled services.

The DSL sector dominates broadband access in Sweden, however, the number of subscribers is declining as customers shift to fibre networks progressively as these are rolled out.

Canal Digital, Telia, H3 Sweden, Telenor Sweden, Boxer, Tele2, Com Hem, ViaSat, MTG, PiteEnergi, Net 1, and BAS, among others, are the leading players in the market.

Topical research report “Sweden - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses” created by BuddeComm assesses key aspects of the national telecom market, providing figures on fixed network services and offering profiles of the dominant players. It casts light on key regulatory issues like interconnection, carrier preselection, number portability, etc. The study also gives an all-round overview of the domestic converging media and digital TV markets, comprising latest fast developing trends in videostreaming, VoIP and bundled services. Furthermore, the report covers the fixed and wireless broadband marketplaces, including detailed forecasts for each market segment to 2021, alongside discussing the recent developments in the mobile sector.

More in-demand market studies by our publisher are available at BuddeComm page.

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