Market share of leading mobile operators in the Nordics 2018

The Norwegian leading mobile operator had the highest market share, when compared with leading mobile operators in the other Nordic countries, reaching 35 percent in 2018. The leading mobile operators in Denmark and Finland followed in the ranking, whereas the ones in Iceland and Sweden ranked last with market shares accounting for 35 percent of the total market. Over the years from 2009 to 2017, Telia Company was leading mobile call and data subscriptions operator in Sweden. As of 2017, the company’s market share was nearly 36 percent and was followed by Tele2, which had almost 28 percent of the share that year.  

Leading telecom companies in the Nordics

Telenor ASA was the highest ranked telecommunication company in the Nordic countries as of May 2019, with a revenue of nearly 13 billion euros. Telia Company AB ranked second, with a revenue of over eight billion euros in the evaluated period. Last in the ranking was Telia Norge AS, with a revenue amounting to one billion euros.  

 Global figures

A 2017 report illustrated a ranking of the worldwide leaders within the telecom industry, by revenues. AT&T was the telecom operator with the largest revenue, reaching more than 142 billion euros that year and was followed by Verizon, with approximately 112 billion euros. The two American companies were followed by the Chinese telecom leader China Mobile, which had over 97 billion euros in revenues in 2017.

Market share of leading mobile operators in the Nordic countries in 2018

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September 2019


Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

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