Continued strong demand for high-speed broadband

01/06/2015

Of the 14.4 million mobile subscriptions at the end of 2014, 4 million have used 4G services, which is an increase of 2.5 million subscriptions. This is one of the findings of the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency's (PTS) report, Swedish Telecom Market 2014, which outlines the trends in the telecoms market last year.

Fibre-based broadband subscriptions totalled 1.4 million – an increase of 17 percent. Fibre has thereby consolidated its position as the most common form of high-speed broadband. The number of subscriptions with high speeds both upstream and downstream, of 100Mbit/s or more, also continued to increase.

“Strong demand is the key to continued expansion and it is therefore encouraging that more people want higher speed broadband in their homes and for mobile use,” says Göran Marby, Director-General of PTS.

Increased revenues

Revenues from the end-customer market for electronic communications totalled SEK 52.7 billion in 2014. It is an increase of 1 percent compared with 2013.

Revenues from mobile call and data services rose 4 percent. This increase is due to rising revenues from mobile data traffic. In 2014, 365,400 TByte of data was transferred in mobile networks. This is an increase of 35 percent since 2013.

Revenues from fixed broadband subscriptions rose by 6 percent.

Revenues from fixed telephony declined by 10 percent. This is due, among other things, to the continuing decline in the number of fixed telephony subscriptions. In 2014 they decreased by 4 percent.

IP TV takes pole position

The total number of TV subscriptions (across all broadcasting technologies) has declined 2 percent in 2014 to 5.1 million. The number of IP TV subscriptions increased by 15 percent and is now at 833,000. This is the first time that it is the leading digital TV platform.

IP telephony gaining ground

The number of IP based telephony subscriptions has increased steadily in the last few years and has reached a level of almost 1.7 million – an increase of 11 percent. At the end of 2104 they constituted a whopping 46 percent of all fixed telephony subscriptions. 

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About Swedish Telecommunications Market

Swedish Telecommunications Market is the annual report from PTS, which describes developments in the areas landline and mobile call services, data communications, television and Internet services.

For more information:
Andreas Wigren, Consumer Markets Department, phone: (+46) 73-644 56 96 or
PTS Press Service, tel: (+46) 8-678 55 55