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Introduction

According to the EC's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2019, Sweden ranks among the top 10 EU countries for ultrafast broadband coverage, which is well above the EU average (60%) but still a long way off the country's target of 95% by 2020.

Highlights

  • The introduction of a universal service for broadband should help improve rural broadband coverage in the country.
  • Swedish mobile operator Tele2 merged with broadband and pay-TV operator Com Hem in November 2018, enabling the operator to reach more Swedish households.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides details on the regulated markets in the Sweden telecoms sector.
  • Offers a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the country.

Key questions answered

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

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

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