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Mobile penetration in households in Sweden 2015-2018

Share of households with a mobile in Sweden from 2015 to 2018

by H. Tankovska, last edited Aug 27, 2019
Mobile penetration in households in Sweden 2015-2018 The share of households which had mobiles increased over the period between 2015 and 2018. As of 2018, 97 percent of the Swedish households had mobiles. In comparison, the percentage in 2015 was 92 percent. The coverage of mobile telephony in Sweden also increased since 2013, reaching nearly 88 percent in 2018, the coverage had grown with over three percentage points in six years.

 Mobile connectivity

      A survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 investigated the mobile connectivity index in Sweden, by different categories. The category which scored highest was consumer readiness, followed by availability of relevant content and services and affordability of devices and services. Mobile network infrastructure was the mobile category which scored lowest, and the only one with index below 80, out of maximum possible score of 100.

 The Nordics 

      Along with Norway, Sweden was the country with highest share of households with mobiles within the Nordic countries. Finland followed and Denmark came last, but still with over 90 percent of the population having a mobile, as of the second quarter of 2018.
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Share of households with a mobile in Sweden from 2015 to 2018

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