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Latvia - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband, and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 997919
  • Report
  • Region: Latvia
  • 44 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Baltcom TV
  • Bité
  • Izzi
  • Lattelecom
  • Latvenergo
  • Latvia Mobilais Telefons
  • MORE
Latvian mobile operators begin the transition to 5G

Latvia's telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the EU's 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory Framework being adopted as core components of the sector's regulatory measures. The country is as also a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the EU, and has adopted the euro as its national currency. It became a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD in June 2016.

Latvia's broadband market continues to suffer from inadequate progress on local loop unbundling, though the government has stepped up its efforts to build a national fibre broadband network, part-funded by the European Commission (EC).

Four mobile network operators compete in the market. LTE services have been launched commercially, while operators including Tele2 have expanded the reach of their LTE-A services, adopting carrier aggregation technologies to boost data speeds. Operators such as Bité Latvia have also begun the process of transitioning their networks to support services and applications based on 5G. To this end there has been greater development of technologies to develop IoT (Internet of Things) applications, initially in Riga.

Key developments:

Bité Latvia begins migration path to 5G; Telekom Baltija secures ten-year extension for its spectrum concessions; Vodafone Group signs deal to provide support and network services to Tele2 Latvia; government rejects TeliaSonera's proposal to merge LMT with Lattelecom; regulator reports on mobile broadband quality of service; Mid Europa sells Bité Group to Providence Equity Partners; MNOs expand LTE-A deployments; Lattelecom launches VDSL vectoring program; fibre rollouts providing broadband access at up to 600Mb/s; report update includes the regulator's market data, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.

Market penetration rates in Latvia's telecoms sector 2016 (e)
Penetration of telecoms services: - Penetration
Fixed-line telephony - 19%
Fixed broadband - 25.8%
Mobile SIM (population) - 127%

Companies mentioned in this report:

Lattelecom, Baltcom TV, Izzi, Viasat, Latvia Mobilais Telefons, Bité, Telekom Baltija, Zetcom, Tele2, Latvenergo.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Baltcom TV
  • Bité
  • Izzi
  • Lattelecom
  • Latvenergo
  • Latvia Mobilais Telefons
  • MORE
1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Market analysis

5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory authority
5.1.1 Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
5.2 Revised NFR
5.3 Market liberalisation
5.4 Privatisation
5.5 Interconnect
5.6 Access
5.7 Carrier selection (CS) and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.8 Number Portability (NP)

6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Lattelecom
6.2 Norby Telecom

7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 Telecoms and IT

8. Broadband market
8.1 Market analysis and statistical overview
8.2 Government support
8.3 Broadband statistics
8.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
8.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts

9. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
9.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
9.1.1 ADSL2+
9.1.2 VDSL
9.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
9.3 Other fixed-line broadband services
9.3.1 Fixed wireless (WiMAX, WiBro, Wi-Fi)
9.3.2 EV-DO

10. Digital economy
10.1 E-government
10.2 E-education

11. Digital media
11.1 Introduction
11.1.1 Baltcom
11.1.2 Izzi
11.2 Satellite-based digital pay TV
11.3 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
11.4 Videostreaming

12. Mobile market
12.1 Market analysis
12.2 Mobile statistics
12.3 Mobile data
12.3.1 Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
12.4 Mobile broadband
12.5 Regulatory issues
12.5.1 CDMA licence awarded
12.5.2 900MHz spectrum
12.5.3 2.3GHz spectrum
12.5.4 2.6GHz spectrum
12.5.5 700MHz spectrum
12.5.6 Third Generation (3G) licences
12.5.7 EU roaming tariffs
12.5.8 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
12.5.9 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
12.6 Mobile infrastructure
12.6.1 Digital networks
12.7 Other infrastructure developments
12.7.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
12.7.2 Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
12.8 Internet of Things (IoT)
12.9 Major mobile operators
12.9.1 Latvia Mobilais Telefons (LMT)
12.9.2 Tele2 Latvia
12.9.3 Telekom Baltija/Triatel
12.9.4 Bité Latvia
12.9.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
12.9.6 Mobile TV
12.10 Mobile content and applications
12.10.1 QR code readers

13. Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Country statistics Latvia 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Fixed-line market revenue (LVL) 2005 - 2011
Table 8 Telecom market revenue ($) 2006 - 2016
Table 9 Lattelecom Group financial data () 2004 - 2015
Table 10 Lattelecom Group revenue by service () 2013 - 2015
Table 11 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1999 - 2009
Table 12 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 - 2018
Table 13 International bandwidth 2008 - 2015
Table 14 Internet bandwidth per subscriber 2008 - 2015
Table 15 Proportion of connections by broadband data speed/operator 2013
Table 16 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1999 - 2009
Table 17 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 18 Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration rate 2001 - 2018
Table 19 Lattelecom fixed-line broadband subscribers 2002 - 2012
Table 20 Forecast broadband subscribers higher market growth scenario 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 21 Cable broadband subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 22 DSL subscribers 2001 - 2017
Table 23 Fibre broadband subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 24 Wireless broadband subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2014
Table 25 Lattelecom IPTV subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 26 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration 1999 - 2009
Table 27 Mobile subscribers and penetration 2010 - 2018
Table 28 LMT prepaid subscribers 2002 - 2017
Table 29 SMS traffic 2013 - 2016
Table 30 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2015
Table 31 2.6GHz spectrum auction results January 2012
Table 32 700MHz spectrum auction results 2013
Table 35 Cumulative mobile numbers ported 2007 - 2014
Table 36 LMT mobile subscribers 2006 - 2017
Table 37 Historic - LMT mobile ARPU (LVL) 2006 - 2012
Table 38 LMT mobile ARPU () 2012 - 2017
Table 39 LMT financial data 2008 - 2017
Table 40 LMT mobile services revenue 2013 - 2017
Table 41 Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2017
Table 42 Tele2 mobile subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 43 Bité financial data 2012 - 2015

List of Charts
Chart 1 Lattelecom Group financial data 2004 - 2015
Chart 2 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 - 2018
Chart 3 Internet users and penetration rate 2002 - 2018
Chart 4 Mobile subscribers and penetration 2005 - 2018
Chart 5 LMT prepaid subscribers 2002 - 2017
Chart 6 LMT mobile financial data 2008 - 2017
Chart 7 Tele2 mobile financial data 2008 - 2017

List of Exhibits
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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  • Lattelecom
  • Baltcom TV
  • Izzi
  • Viasat
  • Latvia Mobilais Telefons
  • Bité
  • Telekom Baltija
  • Zetcom
  • Tele2
  • Latvenergo
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