Sweden Telecommunications Report Q3 2014: New research report available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Jul 15 2014

Swed en continues to be one of the m ost advance d telec oms markets in the world, evidenced by new regulatory data showing that adoption rates for high-speed fibre and mobile broadband service s accelerated in 2013. As these platforms host more expensive se rvices, this bodes well for growth in data usa ge-related servi ce revenues, softening the loss of income from traditional v oice and other non-data services. The purchase of Tele2 's consumer broadb and and VoIP business by Telen or gave that company a welcome b oost in scale, but it remains to be seen wheth er it can fully capitalise on the opportunities presented by converg ed services.

Key Data

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* The latest operator data for Q114 show that the mobile market reached 14.424mn users for a penetration rate of 149.8%.
* LTE subscription growth accelerated in 2013, to 1.546mn connections, coinciding with the arrival of a wider range of LTE-enabled handsets.
* Growth in fixed broadband subscriptions is heavily weighted to higher speed technologies such as fibre, with subscriptions up 15.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 1.191mn at the end of 2013. Meanwhile DSL and cable subscriptions continued to decline.
* Total M2M connections rose to 5.185mn in 2013, up by 31.2% y-o-y. Rising revenues and traffic bode well for this segment.

Key Developments

In June 2014, cable broadband operator Com Hem revealed plans to list on the stock market. This will provide the company with the increased financial flexibility needed to develop new services for a market that is being disrupted by infrastructure-agnostic over-the-top (OTT) services. Its recently-launched TiVo digital TV on-demand service provided some much needed respite from revenue shrinkage in Q114, highlighting the importance of next-generation products to its long-term survival.

Although Com Hem primarily sees the offering as an opportunity to help pay down its debt to a more manageable 4.15 times adjusted 2014 EBITDA, BMI believes it may...

The Sweden Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Sweden's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Sweden Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Sweden.

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