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Finland's telecom market is among the more progressive in Europe, with considerable emphasis by both the regulator and operators to test-bed technologies, particularly in the mobile sector, and provide additional spectrum for telecom services. As a result the country enjoys among the highest broadband and mobile penetration rates in the region. Digital media developments have progressed well since broadcasting services became entirely digital in early 2008, ahead of most other European countries.
This report introduces the key aspects of the Finnish telecom market, providing key data on the fixed network services sector together with an overview of important regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The major operators are profiled, while the telecoms infrastructure and fixed telephony services are also assesses.
Regulator sets new connection and line rental pricing; Nordic regulators agree to closer co-operation for regional markets; government legislates Information Society Code; Cinia Group announces plans to build a 685-mile submarine cable linking Finland with Germany; Sonera acquires AinaCom's consumer operations and fixed networks; fixed-voice subscriptions continue to fall; DNA begins company restructure, completes acquisition of TDC's Finnish businesses; government proposal to sell stake in Telia to raise cash; report update includes the regulator's market data update to June 2016, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telia, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2.
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