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Finland – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

Sydney, 05 July 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This just-released edition of the BuddeComm report highlights the latest developments and key trends in telecommunications markets. –
The country is also at the forefront of 6G research developments in Europe. These efforts have been backed by the government and telecoms regulator, who have worked to achieve EU broadband targets for 2030. 5G services were available to around 82% of the population at the start of 2022, although geographic coverage was much lower as MNOs focused their investments on the most densely populated areas of the country.
The country has also been a driving force in the migration of fixed broadband from copper to fiber in line with its focus on providing gigabit services. The number of fiber broadband connections continues to grow rapidly, supported by the collective efforts of small providers in municipalities, as well as the adoption of techniques such as micro-trenching, which significantly reduce engineering costs.

This report assesses key aspects of the Finnish telecommunications market, provides data on the fixed network services industry as well as an overview of important regulatory issues, including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and operator preselection. The report also presents the main operators and assesses the state of telecommunications infrastructure and services. In addition, the report provides mobile market statistics and analysis, including key regulatory issues, consumer market overview, growth of mobile data services, and development of emerging technologies and networks.

Key developments:

  • Issuance of a 700 MHz license covering the Åland Islands postponed until the end of 2022;
  • 6G Finland set up to help guide efforts in 6G specifications and applications;
  • Telia completes the sale of a 49% stake in its tower portfolio in Sweden, Finland and Norway;
  • The revised law on electronic communications services comes into force;
  • Elisa and Nokia achieve uplink data rates of 2.1 Gbps on a commercial 5G network;
  • Auction for 26 GHz spectrum concluded;
  • DNA upgrades core and regional networks for 5G services, launches 1 Gbps broadband service;
  • The report update includes the regulator’s market data update through December 2021, telecom operators’ financial and operational data through the first quarter of 2022, updated index charts and analysis. of telecommunications maturity, recent market developments.

Companies featured in this report:

  • Telia, Finnet Group, DNA, Elisa, TDC Finland, Tele2, Digita

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