Sweden consults on fixed broadband sector

11 Nov 2019

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) is consulting with the EC over its draft decision regarding competition in the country’s fixed broadband markets. In its proposal the PTS notes that Telia has a special position in Market 3a (local access to network infrastructure). This means that the company is subject to obligations regarding, among other things, terms and prices. With regard to Market 3b (central access to network infrastructure), the regulator finds that the market should continue to be unregulated. The PTS notes that continued regulation of local access is sufficient to ensure effective competition in the consumer markets. Telia is Sweden’s dominant fixed broadband provider, accounting for around 32% of all retail connections at the end of June 2019, according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database.