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Estonia - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 178 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Estonia
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4756928

Estonia’s Telcos Extend NB-IoT Nationally

Estonia progresses with 5G services


Estonia's telecom regulator first announced plans to auction three licences in the 3.6GHz range for in February 2019. This spectrum was to be used for 5G services, but the auction was cancelled soon afterwards after wireless ISPs complained that the auction terms favoured the existing MNOs, and that a fourth licence should have been offered to encourage a new market entrant. The regulator responded by asserting that three licenses would have provided for improved network speed and capacity, clearly two important considerations given the growth in mobile data traffic anticipated from subscribers adopting 5G services.

One consideration was that Russia uses the 3.6-3.8GHz range for military communications, and there could be cross-border interference pending Russia's migration to other spectrum bands. Estonia cannot yet use spectrum in the 700MHz for 5G since Russia still uses that spectrum for TV broadcasting.

The auction was eventually started in May 2022. Elisa secured one of the three licenses on offer, having bid €7.206 million (against a reserve price of €1.597 million).

This license has less stringent restrictions placed on it in relation to areas bordering with Russia. The auction for the second available licence has attracted interest from Telia, Tele2, and Bité Lietuva. This licence is for 130MHz (3410-3800MHz), with the same reserve price.

Table of Contents

Key statistics
  • Regional Europe Market Comparison
  • Market characteristics
  • Market Leaders
  • Market Challengers
  • Market Emergents
  • TMI versus GDP
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
Regulatory environment
  • Historical overview
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments
Mobile market
  • Market analysis
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Mobile voice
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications
Fixed-line broadband market
  • Market analysis
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
  • Other fixed broadband services
Digital economy
  • Estonian Information Society Strategy
  • Legislation
  • E-government
  • E-commerce
  • E-education
  • E-health
Fixed network operators
  • Overview of operators
  • Telia Estonia
  • Tele2 Estonia
  • Elisa
Telecommunications infrastructure
  • Overview of the national telecom network
  • Smart infrastructure
Appendix Historic data
  • Glossary of abbreviations
  • Related reports
List of Tables
  • Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities Estonia 2022 (e)
  • Table 2 Telecom licenses by service 2012 2016
  • Table 3 Development of telecom sector revenue 2012 2020
  • Table 4 Development of ICT revenue and profit ( million) 2012 2022
  • Table 5 Telecoms sector revenue ( million) 2012 2019
  • Table 6 Change in the number of fixed number portings 2012 2022
  • Table 7 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2012 2022
  • Table 8 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 9 Active prepaid and contract subscribers (million) 2012 2021
  • Table 10 Change in the number of Telia Estonia's prepaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 11 Growth in the number of Telia Estonia's M2M connections 2014 2022
  • Table 12 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2018
  • Table 13 Change in mobile voice traffic 2012 2022
  • Table 14 Growth in mobile data traffic 2012 2022
  • Table 15 Total SMS messages sent 2012 2019
  • Table 16 Total MMS messages sent 2012 2022
  • Table 17 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by type 2012 2019
  • Table 18 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Table 19 Growth in the number of Telia Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 20 Development of Telia Estonia's blended mobile ARPU 2012 2022
  • Table 21 Development of Telia Estonia's mobile revenue 2012 2022
  • Table 22 Development of Elisa Estonia's financial data ( million) 2012 2022
  • Table 23 Change in the number of Elisa Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 24 Development of Elisa Estonia's mobile blended ARPU 2016 2022
  • Table 25 Change in the number of Tele2 Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 26 Internet users and penetration rate 2012 2020
  • Table 27 Growth in the number of fixed-broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Table 28 Change in the number of Telia Estonia's fixed-broadband subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 29 Development of Telia Estonia's fixed-broadband ARPU 2012 2022
  • Table 30 Change in the number of cable broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 31 Growth in the number of Elisa Estonia's cable broadband subscribers 2012 2022
  • Table 32 DSL subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 33 FttX broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 34 Fixed-wireless broadband subscribers 2012 2019
  • Table 35 Fixed-line subscribers by operator (regulator data) 2012 - 2016; 2019 - 2021
  • Table 36 Development of Telia Estonia's revenue by service (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 37 Development of Telia Estonia's financial data (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 38 Change in the number of Telia Estonia's subscribers by sector 2012 2022
  • Table 39 Development of Tele2 Estonia's financial data (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 40 Development of Tele2 Estonia's revenue by sector (SEK million) 2012 2022
  • Table 41 Change in the number of Tele2 Estonia's subscribers by sector 2012 2022
  • Table 42 Change in the number of Elisa Estonia's subscribers by sector 2016 2022
  • Table 43 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027
  • Table 44 Fixed line voice subscribers 2012 2016; 2019 - 2021
  • Table 45 International bandwidth 2011 2017
  • Table 46 Historic - Telecoms sector revenue ($ million) 2000 2011
  • Table 47 Historic - Fixed number portings 2005 2011
  • Table 48 Historic - Active prepaid and contract subscribers 1998 2011
  • Table 49 Historic - Telia prepaid subscribers 2002 2011
  • Table 50 Historic - Total SMS messages sent 2004 2011
  • Table 51 Historic - Total MMS messages sent 2005 2011
  • Table 52 Historic - Telia subscribers 2005 2011
  • Table 53 Historic Telia blended ARPU 2005 2008
  • Table 54 Historic - Telia mobile financial data 2005 2011
  • Table 55 Historic - Tele2 mobile subscribers 2007 2011
  • Table 56 Historic - Fixed-broadband lines and penetration 2004 2011
  • Table 57 Historic - Telia fixed-broadband subscribers 2006 2011
  • Table 58 Historic - Telia fixed-broadband ARPU 2006 2009
  • Table 59 Historic - Cable broadband subscribers 2003 2011
  • Table 60 Historic - DSL subscribers 2003 2011
  • Table 61 Historic - FttX broadband subscribers 2007 2011
  • Table 62 Historic - Telia Estonia revenue by service (SEK million) 2005 2011
  • Table 63 Historic - Telia Estonia subscribers by sector 2002 2011
  • Table 64 Historic - Tele2 financial data (SEK million) 2007 2011
  • Table 65 Historic - Tele2 Estonia financial data by sector (SEK million) 2007 2011
  • Table 66 Historic - Tele2 Estonia subscribers by sector 2007 2011
  • Table 67 Historic - Elisa financial data ( million) 2008 2011
  • Table 68 Historic - Elisa mobile subscribers 2008 2011
  • Table 69 Historic - International bandwidth 2000 2011
  • Table 70 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1998 2011
  • Table 71 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1998 2011
  • Table 72 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2011
  • Table 73 Historic - Decline in the number of Telia Estonia's PSTN/ISDN subscribers 2002 2016
  • Table 74 Historic - Change in the share of voice calls: mobile and fixed networks 2011 2016
  • Table 75 Historic - Unbundled Local Loops 2006 2014
  • Table 76 Historic - Ratio of prepaid to postpaid subscribers 2011 2016
  • Table 77 Historic - Mobile services revenue by type ( million) 2011 2016
  • Table 78 Historic - Mobile revenue (subscription, data) ( million) 2014 2016
  • Table 79 Historic - Proportion of mobile broadband connections by data speed 2013 2016
  • Table 80 Historic - Mobile data revenue 2011 2016
  • Table 81 Historic - Fixed-broadband subscribers by operator 2011 2016
  • Table 82 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2011 2016
  • Table 84 Historic - Development of revenue from fixed and mobile broadband services ( million) 2011 2016
  • Table 85 Historic - STV broadband subscribers 2011 2016
  • Table 86 Historic - Fixed-lines in service by operator 2011 2016
  • Table 87 Historic - Fixed-line voice traffic 2011 2016
  • Table 88 Historic - Fixed line voice subscribers by operator 2009 2016
  • Table 89 Historic - Fixed line voice revenue 2011 2016

    List of Charts
  • Chart 1 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Leaders
  • Chart 2 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Challengers
  • Chart 3 Europe Telecoms Maturity Index Market Emergents
  • Chart 4 Europe - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per capita
  • Chart 5 Europe Mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 Scandinavia/Baltics fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 10 Development of telecom sector revenue 2012 2020
  • Chart 11 Development of ICT revenue and profit 2012 2022
  • Chart 12 Telecoms sector revenue 2012 2019
  • Chart 13 Change in the number of fixed number portings 2012 2022
  • Chart 14 Change in the number of mobile number portings 2012 2022
  • Chart 15 Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 16 Change in the number of Telia Estonia's prepaid subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 17 Growth in the number of M2M connections 2012 2018
  • Chart 18 Change in mobile voice traffic 2012 2022
  • Chart 19 Growth in mobile data traffic 2012 2022
  • Chart 20 Change in the number of mobile broadband subscribers by type 2012 2019
  • Chart 21 Change in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers 2012 2027
  • Chart 22 Growth in the number of Telia Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 23 Development of Telia Estonia's mobile revenue 2012 2022
  • Chart 24 Development of Elisa Estonia's financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 25 Change in the number of Elisa Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 26 Change in the number of Tele2 Estonia's mobile subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 27 Internet users and penetration rate 2012 2020
  • Chart 28 Growth in the number of fixed-broadband subscribers and penetration 2012 2027
  • Chart 29 Growth in the number of Elisa Estonia's cable broadband subscribers 2012 2022
  • Chart 30 Development of Telia Estonia's revenue by service 2012 2022
  • Chart 31 Development of Telia Estonia's financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 32 Change in the number of Telia Estonia's subscribers by sector 2012 2022
  • Chart 33 Development of Tele2 Estonia's financial data 2012 2022
  • Chart 34 Development of Tele2 Estonia's revenue by sector 2012 2022
  • Chart 35 Change in the number of Tele2 Estonia's subscribers by sector 2012 2022
  • Chart 36 Change in the number of Elisa Estonia's subscribers by sector 2016 2022
  • Chart 37 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2012 2027

    List of Exhibits
  • Exhibit 1 Map of Telecom Maturity Index global ranking among countries in Europe
  • Exhibit 2 Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 3 Europe Market Leaders and market developments
  • Exhibit 4 Europe Market Challengers and market developments
  • Exhibit 5 Europe Market Emergents and market developments
  • Exhibit 6 Access, the local loop and unbundling an overview