2. Fixed Call Services

Development of fixed call services


Fixed telephony subscription per capita decreases every year in all of the countries. Even Covid19 did not have a significant effect on this trend.

Covid19 slowed the decrease of the number of fixed call minutes in all countries. The value of this indicator even increased a little bit in Denmark and Lithuania in 2020 but continue decreasing in 2021 and 2022.

The Latvian and Icelandic incumbents plan to gradually switch their entire fixed networks over to IP technology and eventually shut down the PSTN networks. IP telephony is often bundled with other services such as fixed broadband and TV. In those cases, the IP telephony part of the bundle may be inactive.