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Finland Telecommunications Report

Published 11 April 2014

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Finland Telecommunications Report

BMI View : While many aspects of the Finnish telecoms market appear to have reached saturation, BMI still identifies a number of opportunities for operators in the market . Wireline, in particular, has seen growth slow right down, with 2013 growth of around 3% in broadband subscriptions. Fixed - line telephones continue to rapidly decline, with little hope for a reboun d or even a slow down expected in the near term. Growth in the mobile market dipped below 2% in 2013 compared to 2012, reaching penetration of 181.9%, one of the highest in the region. We therefore see content, data and the provision of these services through next-generation technologies as key to the market's development. Fibre optics in the wireline sector are growing slowly but steadily and can be used for the provision of IPTV and other over-the-top content , which we see becoming an important driver. For mobile operators, the auction of 800MHz spectrum will undoubtedly help in delivering 4G services across a wider coverage and continued generation of income from mobile data. Backed by high spending ability of Finnish consumers, we continue to remain bullish on these opportunities in the Finnish telecoms market.

Key Data

  • The launch of LTE services will help cater to the rising demand for 3G/4G services in Finland . BMI estimates that there were 6.62mn 3G/4G subscribers in 2013 and expects the total to rise 24.7 % by 2018 to 8. 2 49 mn . During this period the 3G/4G mobile penetration will rise from 67.7% to 82.4 %.

  • Finland's mobile market continues to exhibit modest growth, adding 187,000 new subscribers in 2013. Annual growth has fallen below 2% and BMI sees little prospect of this rising again. The most recent data from regulator FICORA cover the end of 2013; it is preliminary in nature and may therefore be restated in the near future once the figures have been verified. FICORA suggests that there were 9.310mn mobile subscribers in Finland at the end of 2013,...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
8
SWOT
10
Political
12
Economic
13
Industry Forecast
14
Mobile
14
Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts
14
ARPU
16
Table: Telecoms Sector - Monthly Mobile ARPU (EUR) - Historical Data & Forecasts
16
Fixed-Line
18
Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data & Forecasts
18
Broadband
20
Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
20
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
22
Western Europe Risk
Western Europe Risk
Table: Western Europe Risk
Table: Western Europe Risk
Market Overview
26
Mobile
26
Regional Perspective
26
Table: Finland Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2012
27
Key Developments
27
Mobile Growth
28
Market Shares
30
Table: Finland Mobile Market, ('000)
32
Usage (MOU
Usage (MOU
MVNOs
35
Networks
36
Mobile Content
40
Mobile Operator Data
43
Table: Market Overview
43
Table: TeliaSonera
43
Table: Elisa
44
Table: DNA Finland
45
Western Europe Mobile Content
45
Monetising Footfall
46
Interoperable M-Commerce A Stronger Proposition
48
Positioning Key To M2M Success
48
Fixed Line
51
Broadband
54
Other Developments
59
FTTH
60
IPTV
60
WiMAX
62
Industry Trends And Developments
64
Table: Key Recent Developments
64
Regulatory Development
66
Regulatory Overview
66
Table: Finland - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
66
Table: Key Recent Developments
69
Competitive Landscape
70
Table: Key Players - Finland Telecoms Sector
70
Company Profile
71
TeliaSonera Finland
71
Elisa Corporation
76
DNA
81
Finnet Group
86
Regional Overview
89
Pace Sees Opportunities And Challenges From European Consolidation
89
Table: Pace: Revenue Breakdowns By Product Type & Geography (US$mn)
89
Progress In Transformation
90
Europe Is A Challenging Market
91
Aurora Networks Buy Key To Diversification Strategy
92
Demographic Forecast
94
Demographic Outlook
94
Table: Finland's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
95
Table: Finland's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
96
Table: Finland's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
97
Table: Finland's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
97
Glossary
98
Table: Glossary Of Terms
98
Methodology
100
Industry Forecast Methodology
100
Sources
101
Risk
Risk
Table: Risk
Table: Risk
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
104

The Finland Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Finland's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Finland Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Finland.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Finland to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Finnish telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Finland's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Finland.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering the ICT, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Business Environment Ratings

BMI's Telecommunications Business Environment Ratings provides a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) in the regional telecoms market.

The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry indicators (see list below) supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-Line Telephony - Telephone lines ('000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony - Mobile phone subscribers ('000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; mobile phone subscribers/100 fixed line subscribers.
  • Internet Markets - Internet users ('000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers ('000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data - Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout - Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and value-added handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content - The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators. Including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
  • Company Database - A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. The latest updates in the market's development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses.

The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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Testimonials

'An essential, multi-faceted research tool. BMI’s thorough understanding of the major market players enables an informed – and informative – review of the sector’s actual performance, together with useful insights into current industry issues, which are topped-off with detailed and invaluable forecasts of industry and macroeconomic trends.’

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