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Introduction

The prompt and proactive actions of Sweden’s regulator, the PTS, have played an important role in making Sweden one of the most mature and competitive telecoms markets in the world.

Highlights

  • The PTS has been striving to ensure that Sweden achieves maximum fixed and mobile network coverage through several regulatory measures and the opening up of new spectrum bands.
  • The regulator is very focused about developing regulations around areas such as net neutrality and operators’ use of consumers’ personal data.
  • it’s possible that there could be some unintended outcomes as a result of a few of the decisions recently finalized by the PTS (e.g. equivalence of inputs [EoI] obligation for fiber-based local access)

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a detailed overview of the regulatory environment in Sweden.
  • Outlines the relevant regulated markets and the players designated as dominant in these markets.

Key questions answered

  • What initiatives has the Swedish regulator employed to improve network coverage and market competition in the country?
  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Sweden?

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
  • Numbering policy

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Operators’ use of consumers’ personal data

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation
  • Universal service fund

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Sweden

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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