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In our annual benchmark report for Sweden, we have evaluated 168,310 speed and latency tests, conducted on the smartphones of real-world users of national mobile operators within Common Coverage Areas between July 1st and December 31st, 2021.

2021 — the year that should have seen 5G implementation at near completion — was instead the year of playing catch-up for the Swedish telecoms industry due to the pandemic greatly reducing productivity. However, in the first month of 2021, Sweden completed its final 5G spectrum auction for 3.5 GHz, with Telia securing 120 MHz and Tele2 and Telenor also securing a 100 MHz slice through their joint venture, Net4Mobility.   

In May, Nokia won a 5-year contract to provide equipment to help expand the 5G network set up by Net4Mobility. The deal will not only increase 5G capabilities but also greatly improve legacy 4G performance. In July 2021, 3 Sweden claimed 16% of its population is covered by 5G, with expansion occurring in the city of Gothenburg. While there are movements in 5G, there is still more for Sweden to achieve. In the first half of 2021, only 3% of all mobile subscriptions in Sweden were 5G, according to the Swedish communications regulator PTS. 

In Tutela’s annual Global State of Mobile Experience report, Sweden placed in the top 10 for highest Excellent Consistent Quality. 3 Sweden placed joint 22nd along with Telenor Denmark out of 30 operators analyzed. Telia Sweden narrowly made it into the top 30 list, placing joint 28th along with Singtel Singapore with an Excellent Consistent Quality of 82.7%. 





Report statistics

Date range: 1 July 2021 - 31 December 2021

Download & response tests = 168,310
Total measurements = 9.4 million




 Report statistics

Sweden Map

Key findings

  • Telia and 3 statistically tie for highest Excellent Consistent Quality
    With an Excellent Consistent Quality of just over 86%, Telia and 3 statistically tied for first place. Tele2 and Telia statistically tied for first place in Core Consistent Quality, showcasing the strong competition happening in Sweden. 

  • Telia had the greatest total coverage
    With a total coverage score of 521 out of 1000, Telia had the greatest coverage in the country, beating the likes of 3 by 102 points.

  • 3 Sweden had highest Video Experience Score
    With a Video Experience Score of 4.03, 3 Sweden took the lead in Tutela’s newest metric, followed by a statistical tie between Telenor and Telia.


Mobile Experience Awards

Discover the top performing operators in our mobile experience results table.

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Understanding this report

This report encompasses the following experience KPIs:

  • Excellent Consistent Quality - the percentage of the time that a network met the minimum recommended performance thresholds for HD video, group video conference calls and gaming
  • Core Consistent Quality - the percentage of the time that a network met the minimum recommended performance thresholds for lower performance applications including SD video, voice calls and web browsing
  • Coverage Score - the relative geographic coverage of an operator, compared with other operators, scored out of 1000 (please note that the score is not a representation of the percentage geographic coverage in a country)
  • Video experience - determined based on a range of video specific KPIs including stall rate, resolution and buffering time 

To ensure a fair comparison between operator performance, Tutela limits the results used in our comparisons to those collected within Common Coverage Areas.

Learn more about our benchmarking methodology here.

Consistent Quality

Consistent Quality

In Common Coverage Areas across Sweden, Telia and 3 statistically tied for first place with the highest Excellent Consistent Quality over 86%. Excellent Consistent Quality indicates when connections are good enough for demanding applications like 1080p video streaming, HD group video calling, and real-time mobile gaming. Telenor was close behind with an Excellent Consistent Quality of 85.3%, while Tele2 had the lowest Excellent Consistent Quality at 79.6%. 

For Core Consistent Quality, Tutela’s metric for when a mobile connection meets the requirements for use-cases like SD video streaming, social media sharing, and web browsing, all four operators reached the 90% threshold, with Tele2 and Telia statistically tied for first place with a Core Consistent Quality of 94.7% and 94.2%, respectively. 3 and Telenor were also statistically tied with a Core Consistent Quality of 94.0% and 93.9%, respectively.

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Sweden 2022 Consistent Quality


Sweden 2022 Coverage


Telia had the greatest total coverage in Sweden, with a score of 521 out of 1000. Telenor had the second greatest total coverage score at 506, only 15 points behind Telia. Tele2 drops away from Telia and Telenor for a total coverage score of 427, 94 points behind Telia and 79 points behind Tele2.  3 had the lowest total coverage score in Sweden at 419 out of 1000. The difference between the operator's total coverage score and first place Telia was 102 points.

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Video experience

Video streaming

In Tutela’s newest metric, Video Experience Score, which was created to measure the quality of experience subscribers are getting while video streaming, 3 had the highest Video Experience Score at 4.03. Telenor and Telia statistically tied for second place with a score over 3.9, while Tele2 had the lowest score at 3.82.

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Sweden 2022 Video Experience

KPI performance

The table below shows a breakdown of individual KPIs for each operator.
  Tele2 Telenor Telia Three
Download % above 5 Mbps 92.1% 93.8% 96.4% 96.3%
Upload % above 1.5 Mbps 93.0% 98.0% 96.1% 97.7%
Latency % below 50 ms 99.9% 99.8% 99.9% 99.7%
Jitter % below 12 ms 98.3% 98.6% 98.9% 98.8%
Packet discard % below 1% 95.8% 97.8% 97.5% 96.0%

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