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Introduction

The Finnish regulator, FICORA, has successfully conducted an auction of the 700MHz band, which will facilitate the rollout of 5G in the country and improve network coverage in rural areas.

Highlights

  • Following approval of net neutrality guidelines by the EU, FICORA published its interpretation of the law, which requires telecommunications operators to amend their contractual terms and procedures.
  • Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications announced it had started work on developing a new national broadband strategy.
  • FICORA completed the auction of the 700MHz band.

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
  • Naked DSL

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

  • Author

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