Finland Telecommunications Report

Published 03 July 2015

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Finland Telecommunications Report

BMI View : Finland is a mature market with a penetration rate around 18 0 % and BMI believes that there is little scope for organic growth opportunities , with the market beginning to declin e from 2018. ARPUs will decline as the competition intensifies a trend that BMI believes will continue until the end of the forecast period. To keep a competitive edge, operators will have to focus on investing into high-bandwidth infrastructure , such as fibre and LTE, but this is a capital-intensive undertaking despite the improved margins LTE at 800MHz would provide. Newcomer Ukko Mobile sees an opportunity in the LTE 450MHz market, but it will need to rely on innovative service bundles if it is to stand out from the crowd.

Key Data

  • Finnish telecoms operator DNA revealed that approximately 300% more data was transferred via its 4G network in 2014 from 2013, while the volume of data transferred through its 3G network increased by around 40%.The mobile market is forecast to see subscriptions grow from 9.759mn in 2013 to 9.910mn in 2019, with numbers of 3G/4G subscriptions rising from 6.622mn to 8.230mn. This takes into account the phased rollout of 800MHz LTE services over this time.

  • The wireline voice telephony market will continue to shrink, from 750,000 subscriptions to 506,000 by 2019. However, the fragmented nature of the market and a continued reliance on cable and xDSL in more isolated areas means that the rate of decline will slow over time. The number of broadband connections - including mobile - will reach 5.437mn by 2019.

Key Trends & Developments

Key focus in the Finnish telecommunications market will be on developing LTE networks. In May 2014, Ukkoverkot acquired the 450MHz mobile broadband concession from Datame. The following month, it commissioned Omnitele to replace the existing CDMA/WiMAX platform with LTE technology. Ukko announced going live with commercial LTE services in December 2014, this will be the world's first...

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Political
11
Economic
12
Industry Forecast
13
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Finland 2012-2019)
13
ARPU
14
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
18
Industry Risk Reward Index
18
Table: Western Europe Telecoms Risk/Rewards Index, Q315
21
Market Overview
22
Mobile
22
Regional Perspective
22
Table: Finland Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2013
23
Key Developments
23
Mobile Growth
24
Market Shares
24
Table: Finland Mobile Market
27
Usage (MOU/ARPU)
28
MVNOs
30
Networks
30
Mobile Content
35
Mobile Operator Data
37
Table: Market Overview
37
Table: TeliaSonera
37
Table: Elisa
38
Table: DNA
40
Mobile Content
41
Monetising Footfall
42
Interoperable M-Commerce A Stronger Proposition
43
Positioning Key To M2M Success
45
Regaining Control Of The Bill
48
Wireline
50
Key Developments
50
Broadband
54
FTTH
59
IPTV
60
Industry Trends And Developments
64
Table: Key Recent Developments
67
Regulatory Development
69
Regulatory Overview
69
Table: Finland - Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
69
Table: Key Recent Developments
73
Competitive Landscape
74
Table: Key Players - Finland Telecoms Sector
74
Company Profile
75
TeliaSonera Finland
75
Elisa Corporation
80
DNA
85
Finnet Group
90
Regional Overview
93
Demographic Forecast
97
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Finland 1990-2025)
98
Table: Key Population Ratios (Finland 1990-2025)
98
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Finland 1990-2025)
99
Table: Population By Age Group (Finland 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Finland 1990-2025)
100
Glossary
102
Table: Glossary Of Terms
102
Methodology
104
Industry Forecast Methodology
104
Sources
106
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
106
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
107
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
108

The Finland Telecommunications Report features BMI Research'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 ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), 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.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, 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; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

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 & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded 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 & 4G 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. Also covers 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.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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