2013-12-07 23:50:59 - New Fixed Networks research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
We have mixed views with respect to the Estonian telecoms market. On one hand, it is one of the region's most developed broadband economies, with large strides having been made in the rollout of next-generation access technologies such as fibre and mobile broadband, However, it is also a very small market and operators have few organic growth opportunities before them, pushing them into aggressive price competition and pre- to postpaid migration strategies that have yet to deliver enhanced revenue-creation.
There are few alternative operators actively challenging incumbent Elion on anything other than the mobile services front and the government continues to wield undue influence over the market through policy-making, regulatory and service provider bodies. The European Commission is understandably alarmed. That
said, as Estonian real private final consumption growth continues to outstrip most other countries in the region, the country continues to appeal to opportunistic investors and we expect consolidation in the fragmented cable sector soon.
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Second-ranked mobile network operator Elisa Eesti generally outperforms rivals EMT and Tele2 in terms of subscriber acquisitions, but the challenging environment and EMT's ability to leverage its parent's fixed broadband assets for bundled products means the market leader will continue to dominate with its 45% market share. The mobile subscription base grew by 5.7% to 1.952mn in the year to June 2013. New regulatory data confirm that broadband subscriptions are driving market growth, with the number of accesses growing by 9.0% to 537,500 during 2012 (latest data). Within this market, fibre (+19.3%) and mobile broadband (+45.1%) are the fastest-growing components.
During the first nine months of 2013 EMT and Elisa Eesti secured 800MHz spectrum from the Estonian authorities, enabling them to reach into rural and underserved regions with their nascent 4G LTE mobile broadband services. Tele2, now the smallest mobile operator on the market, is unlikely to gain access to this spectrum while its 4G infrastructure serves only limited parts of the country. With its high postpaid user base, EMT should be in a good position to exploit growing demand for broadband services, particularly in areas where fixed broadband facilities are lacking.
In May 2013 Sweden-based East Capital Explorer agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Estonia's largest alternative operator, Starman. The cable TV operator has completed upgrading its network with DOCSIS 3.0 technology, potentially enabling it to offer faster data transfer speeds than are possible via fibre or mobile broadband. However, Starman has suffered from poor marketing and investment in services since it first fell under private ownership in 2008. It is to be hoped that the new owners will revitalise the company and turn it into a compelling multiplay service provider. Acquiring rival STV and Estonia's fourth 3G concessionaire, Bravocom Mobiil, would be a smart move.
Partial Table of Contents:
BMI Industry View
- Business Environment
- Table: Estonian Mobile Telecoms Sector - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 (EUR)
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017
- Table: Estonian Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
- Central And Eastern Europe Risk/Reward Ratings
- Industry Rewards
- Country Rewards
- Industry Risks
- Country Risks
- Table: Central And Eastern Europe Telecoms Risk/Rewards Ratings, Q114
- Regional Perspective
- Table: Estonia Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2012
- Key Developments
- Mobile Growth
- Market Shares And Net Additions
- Table: Subscriber Net Additions, Q212-Q213 ('000)
- Table: Estonia's Mobile Subscribers Q212-Q213 ('000)
- Subscription Mix
- Usage (MoU/ARPU)
- Mobile Content/Value-Added Services
- Mobile Contract Wins
- Table: Mobile Contract Wins
- Mobile Operator Data
- Table: Estonia's Mobile Market, 2010-2012
- Table: EMT
- Table: Elisa Eesti
- Table: Tele2 Estonia
- CEE Mobile Content
Industry Trends And Developments
- Table: Estonia: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
- Regulatory Developments
- Table: Estonia Telecoms Sector - Key Players
- Elion Enterprises/EMT
- Tele2 Estonia
- Elisa Eesti
- Financial Results
- Table: Estonia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Estonia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Estonia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Estonia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- Table: Glossary Of Terms
- Industry Forecast Methodology
- Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Full Table of Contents is available at:
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