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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.


  • 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


  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

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


  • 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


  • Methodology
  • Author

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