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Research and Markets: Finland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media & Forecasts Reports 2011

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Finland - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts" report to their offering.

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Finlands telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, Internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major players, revenues, subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile voice and data markets;
  • Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
  • Convergence and digital media;
  • 3G subscriber and mobile ARPU forecasts to 2015;
  • Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2020.

Market Highlights:

DNA has become the largest cableco following its purchase of Welho in mid-2010. The company provides up to 110Mb/s across its network, and planned to launch commercial HDTV during 2011. The operator is also an MNO, well position as a quad-play provider.

The regulators auction of spectrum in the 2.5-2.69GHz band in late 2009 cleared the way for network operators to further develop LTE technology. The long term of the licences (valid until 2029) has meant that operators have been encouraged to invest in upgrades. DNA launched HSPA+ mobile broadband with this spectrum in 2010, before migrating to LTE in 2011. TeliaSonera launched the countrys first commercial LTE service in late 2010, while Elisa has contracted a hardware provider for its anticipated launch in 2011. LTE was available in ten major cities by the end of 2010.

Mobile data is still dominated by SMS, though the new LTE networks will enable customers to make use of a greater range of high-end applications from 2011 onwards. Data traffic is expected to pass 55,000TB in 2012, compared to 16,000 in 2009.

FttH has thus far made only a small impact in Finland, and is promoted principally by housing associations and local governments. Fibre is largely a preserve of the larger cities, while in smaller centres commercial activity is being stimulated by funds made available through the governments National Broadband Strategy. The government and regulator have targeted a national fibre or cable network enabling 100Mb/s connections across the country by 2015. The regulator estimated that by 2015 about 94% of connections would be within reach of the network. The cost of connections was estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000 per household, with some more remote areas costing up to 10,000 per household.

Following the end of analogue TV transmissions, freed 470-850MHz band potentially allows up to 55 channels for mobile TV. The government has licensed a fourth digital broadcasting network dedicated to mobile TV (to Digita Oy). In late 2008 DNA was the first MNO to launch mobile TV in Finland, on Digitas DVB-H network Operators are experimenting with appropriate business models to attract consumers. Finlands success in this market would buck the trend seen elsewhere in Europe, where mobile TV has largely failed.

This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Finland. It provides further information on:

  • Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
  • The impact of the global economic crisis;
  • Telecoms operators privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile data market developments in coming years in light of spectrum auctions and new license awards in 2010;
  • 3G developments, regulatory issues and technologies including HSPA and LTE;
  • Broadband migration to an FttH architecture;
  • Historical and current subscriber statistics and forecasts;
  • ARPU statistics and forecasts.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Key statistics

2. Telecommunications Market 2.1 Overview of Finlands telecom market

3. Regulatory Environment 3.1 History 3.2 Revised NFR 3.3 Regulatory authorities 3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation in Finland

4. Fixed Network Market 4.1 Overview and statistics 4.2 TeliaSonera 4.3 Finnet Group 4.4 DNA 4.5 Elisa Corporation 4.6 TDC Finland 4.7 Tele2

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure 5.1 National telecom network 5.2 Next Generation Network 5.3 International infrastructure

6. Broadband Market 6.1 Overview 6.2 Cable modems 6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) 6.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks 6.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL) 6.6 Mobile broadband 6.7 Wireless broadband

7. Digital Media 7.1 Convergence 7.2 Digital TV

8. Mobile Communications 8.1 Overview of Finlands mobile market 8.2 Regulatory issues 8.3 Mobile technologies 8.4 Major mobile operators 8.5 Mobile voice services 8.6 Mobile Messaging 8.7 Mobile data services 8.8 Mobile content and applications

9. Forecasts 9.1 Forecasts Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2009 - 2012; 2020 9.2 Forecasts Mobile ARPU 2009 - 2010; 2015 9.3 Forecasts UMTS subscribers 2009 - 2010; 2015

10. Glossary of Abbreviations

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