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Introduction

Finland’s telecoms market is characterized by a high mobile penetration rate and has one of the best LTE coverage levels in the EU. However, the country continues to face challenges in fixed broadband uptake, with a majority of users skewed toward mobile broadband services.

Highlights

  • FICORA merged with the Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and certain functions of the Finnish Transport Agency to form a new regulator, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (TRAFICOM).
  • The regulator has completed the auction of the 3.5GHz band, which will support operators in their deployment of 5G services.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in the country.
  • Outlines the relevant regulated markets and the operators designated as dominant.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Finland?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Finland?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author