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Latvia’s telecom market has been shaped by the European Union, with the
EU’s 2002 regulatory policies and the revised 2009 New Regulatory
Framework being adopted as core components of the sector’s regulatory
measures. The country is as also a member of the Economic and Monetary
Union of the EU and has adopted the euro as its national currency. It
became a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD) in June 2016.

Latvia’s broadband market continues to suffer from inadequate progress
on local loop unbundling, though the government has stepped up its
efforts to build a national fibre broadband network, part-funded by the
European Commission (EC).

There is effective competition in the mobile market, with extensive LTE
services having been upgraded with LTE-A technologies to boost data
speeds. Operators such as Bit Latvia have also begun the process of
transitioning their networks to support services and applications based
on 5G, while spectrum auctions held at the end of 2017 and in September
2018 will allow the licensees LMT and Tele2 Latvia to provide commercial
5G services from 2019. There has also been greater development of
technologies to develop IoT (Internet of Things) applications, initially
in Riga, which will exploit 5G capabilities.

Key Developments

  • Lattelecom to be rebranded as tet;
  • Bit switches on its NB-IoT network, begins migration path to 5G;
  • Tele2 Latvia secures a 50MHz block of 3.5GHz spectrum for 5G use;
  • Telekom Baltija secures ten-year extension for its spectrum
  • Vodafone Group signs deal to provide support and network services to
    Tele2 Latvia;
  • Lattelecom expands VDSL vectoring;
  • Fibre rollouts providing broadband access at up to 600Mb/s;
  • Report update includes the regulators market data updates, telcos
    operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies Mentioned

  • Lattelecom
  • Baltcom TV
  • Izzi
  • Viasat
  • Latvia Mobilais Telefons
  • Bit
  • Telekom Baltija
  • Zetcom
  • Tele2
  • Latvenergo

Topics Covered

1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 Telecommunications market

3.1 Market analysis

4 Regulatory environment

4.1 Regulatory authority

4.2 Revised NFR

4.3 Market liberalisation

4.4 Privatisation

4.5 Interconnect

4.6 Access

4.7 Carrier selection (CS) and Carrier PreSelection (CPS)

4.8 Number Portability (NP)

5 Fixed network operators

5.1 Lattelecom

5.2 Norby Telecom

6 Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 National telecom network

6.2 Telecoms and IT

7 Broadband market

7.1 Market analysis and statistical overview

7.2 Government support

7.3 Broadband statistics

7.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023

8 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

8.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

8.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

8.3 Other fixed-line broadband services

9 Digital economy

9.1 E-government

9.2 E-education

10 Digital media

10.1 Video-streaming

11 Mobile market

11.1 Market analysis

11.2 Mobile statistics

11.3 Mobile infrastructure

11.4 Mobile data

11.5 Mobile broadband

11.6 Regulatory issues

11.7 Major mobile operators

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