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Latvia - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

  • Published: June 2013
  • Region: Latvia
  • 42 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Latvia’s incumbent edging towards 75% fibre broadband coverageBuddeComm’s annual publication, Latvia - Telecoms, IP Networks and Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecoms market in on one the more progressive Baltic countries. It incorporates the regulator’s market data to 2011 as well as more recent public consultations, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2013, and market developments to mid-2013. The report provides an overview of the telecoms market including the mobile voice and data, broadband and digital media sectors.
Latvia’s telecom market has been shaped by the EU’s 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework. The country is also a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the EU, but it is not expected to introduce the euro until 2014 at the earliest.

Although Latvia’s economy showed considerable growth following independence from Russia, this was swiftly halted in 2008 as a result of the economic crash. Real GDP contracted almost 18% in 2009, the highest among the EU27 member nations. This improved in 2010, and by 2011 READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Latvia’s telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.1.1 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Latvia
4.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.2 Interconnect
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Carrier selection (CS) and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
4.3.5 Number portability (NP)
5. Major network operators in Latvia
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 Lattelecom
5.3 Norby Telecom
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 Telecoms and IT
7. Internet market
7.1 Overview
8. Digital economy/digital media
8.1 Latvia’s emerging internet society
8.2 e-government
8.3 E-education
8.4 E-health
9. Broadband market
9.1 Overview
9.1.1 Government support
9.1.2 Broadband statistics
9.2 Cable modems
9.3 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
9.3.1 ADSL2+
9.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
9.5 Wireless broadband
9.5.1 WiMAX
9.5.2 WiFi
10. Overview of broadcasting market
11. Digital TV
11.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
11.2 Cable TV (CATV)
11.2.1 Baltkom
11.2.2 Izzi
11.3 Satellite-based digital pay TV
11.4 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
12. Mobile communications
12.1 Overview of Latvia’s mobile market
12.1.1 Mobile statistics
12.2 Regulatory issues
12.2.1 CDMA licence awarded
12.2.2 900MHz spectrum
12.2.3 2.3GHz spectrum
12.2.4 2.6GHz spectrum
12.3 700MHz spectrum
12.3.1 Third Generation (3G) licences
12.3.2 EU roaming tariffs
12.3.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTR)
12.3.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
12.4 Mobile technologies
12.4.1 Digital
12.4.2 3G mobile
12.5 Major mobile operators
12.5.1 Latvia Mobilais Telefons (LMT)
12.5.2 Tele2 Latvia
12.5.3 Telekom Baltija/Triatel
12.5.4 Bité
12.5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
12.6 Mobile voice services
12.6.1 Prepaid cards
12.7 Mobile data services
12.7.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
12.7.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
12.7.3 Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
12.7.4 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
12.7.5 Broadband wireless data service (1x EV-DO)
12.7.6 Mobile TV
12.7.7 Mobile broadband
12.8 Mobile content and applications
12.8.1 QR code readers
13. Forecasts
13.1 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2010-2013; 2020
13.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
13.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
13.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
14. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics Latvia – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2013 (e)
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2012
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Telecom market revenue – 2005 - 2013
Table 8 – Lattelecom financial data – 2001 - 2012
Table 9 – Lattelecom fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2013
Table 10 – Proportion of population making online purchases – 2005 - 2013
Table 11 – Uptake of e-government services by businesses – 2004 - 2012
Table 12 – Uptake of e-government services by individuals – 2004 - 2012
Table 13 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1999 - 2004
Table 14 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2014
Table 15 – Broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2001 - 2013
Table 16 – Lattelecom fixed-line broadband subscribers – 2002 - 2012
Table 17 – Lattelecom IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 18 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2004
Table 19 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2013
Table 20 – 2.6GHz spectrum auction results – January 2012
Table 22 – European SMS roaming charges (€ cents) – 2012 - 2014
Table 23 – European data roaming charges (€ cents) – 2012 - 2014
Table 24 – Cumulative mobile numbers ported – 2007 - 2011
Table 25 – LMT mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2013
Table 26 – LMT mobile ARPU – 2006 - 2013
Table 27 – LMT mobile financial data – 2008 - 2013
Table 28 – Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2013
Table 29 – Tele2 subscribers – 2008 - 2013
Table 30 – LMT prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 31 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 32 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Table 33 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 – Lattelecom financial data – 2001 - 2012
Chart 2 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2003 - 2013
Chart 3 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2002 - 2014
Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2002 - 2013
Chart 5 – LMT mobile financial data – 2008 - 2013
Chart 6 – Tele2 mobile financial data – 2008 - 2013
Chart 7 – LMT prepaid subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Chart 8 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Exhibit 1 – EU regulatory framework for communications
Exhibit 2 – Overview of access, the local loop and unbundling
Exhibit 3 – Overview of Carrier Selection and Carrier PreSelection
Exhibit 4 – Number portability defined
Exhibit 5 – The Economist Intelligence Unit annual e-readiness criteria

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