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Nordic and Baltic countries telecommunication markets

The Nordic telecommunications markets are among the most advanced and competitive in the world. The countries in the region have a long history of investing in telecommunications infrastructure and services, and this has resulted in high levels of broadband penetration and mobile connectivity.

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The Nordic telecom markets are also characterized by a high degree of consolidation, with a few major operators dominating each market. The largest operators in the region include Telenor, Telia, and TDC. Nordic-Baltic countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. nordic telecommunication markets

Data traffic on mobile networks continued to increase in all of the countries. Finland had by far the
largest data volumes, 24 GB per capita per month, and traffic continued to grow fast. An important factor behind this development is the popularity of subscriptions without data caps.
Finland. Volumes in the other countries ranged from 4 to 9 GB per capita per month.

Data transferred over mobile networks per capita in a month (Gbytes) nordic telecommunication markets

Includes both uploaded and downloaded traffic. Data roaming abroad is not included.


The graph below highlights the position of the 14 Nordic operators (in green) when it comes to 4G availability when compared to operators in the Netherlands, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK, Spain, Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Poland, and Greece.

The number of mobile call minutes was still growing in Sweden and Estonia while stagnating in the
other countries. The highest usage per capita was observed in Latvia.

The number of machine-to-machine (M2M) SIM cards was growing in all of the countries. Sweden
had far more M2M SIMs than any other country: over 1 per capita. This is a result of Telenor using
Sweden has a hub for its international M2M business.

Market share of leading mobile operator

Operator with the largest market share, based on subscriptions. Market shares include subsidiaries.
Mobile subscriptions include all mobile voice and data subscriptions, including dedicated mobile data subscriptions.


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