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Finland's high broadband penetration has been the result of astute regulatory measures which have encouraged market competition, as well as a population keen to adopt internet services and their delivery through fixed-line and mobile technologies. The government has set an ambitious target to deliver 100Mb/s to all premises and by mid-2016 more than half os all premises were able to access a 100Mb/s service. The incumbent, Telia, remains the dominant player in the DSL sector, while there is also a vibrant cable network presence in urban areas. The completed digital 450MHz network provided the country with the world's first national wireless broadband network, while recent spectrum auctions will ensure that most of the population will benefit from commercial LTE services.
This report profiles Finland's fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as FttP, powerline broadband, wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and internet via satellite. It also provides broadband forecasts to 2021.
DNA contracts Teleste to provide DOCSIS3.1 equipment; Telia trials G.fast technology in Helsinki with Huawei; DSL subscriber base shrinks as customers migrate to fibre infrastructure; mobile broadband accounting for over half of all broadband subscribers; regulator providing 7 million funding for rural broadband projects; 100Mb/s broadband service available to more than half of all households; DNA launches 1Gb/s broadband service; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
DNA, Telia, Finnet, Elisa
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