With a population of over 9.8 million, Sweden is the #18 globally ranked country on Cloudscene based on data center density. A GDP of US $496 billion, the country’s top service providers include Colt Technology Services, Telia Carrier and Portlane. Sweden has 91 internet users per 100 and the connectivity ecosystem is made up of 89 colocation data centers, 191 cloud service providers and 9 network fabrics.

Sweden Overview

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Market Overview

The Kingdom of Sweden is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy, known as Sweden, and is located in Scandinavia. It shares borders with Norway and Finland. Sweden has a population of over 9.8 million and an internet literacy rate of 91% (8.92 million million internet users).

Data Center & Telecommunications Economy

The total GDP of the Sweden is over US $496 billion and with a contribution of 6.5% from the digital economy, Sweden’s data center industry is thriving. Besides Sweden’s data centers, the digital economy includes 3.55 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and 12.63 million mobile telephone subscriptions.

Data Center Markets

Sweden contains several data center clusters throughout the country providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Sweden are:

Sweden has many submarine cables connecting the country with Denmark and the Baltic States. There are 89 Swedish data centers, the majority of these colocation facilities are located in and around Stockholm. Large carrier neutral Swedish data centers feature rich ecosystems and state of the art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 191 service providers.

Swedish Rankings

Cloudscene compares and ranks data centers, cloud service providers and network fabrics in a given market by a range of different qualities including ecosystem size and network size.

Richest Data Center Ecosystems

The top five colocation facilities in Sweden are:

  1. SK1
  2. STO 1
  3. DigiPlex Stockholm
  4. SK2
  5. KN7

Top Data Center Operators

The top five data center operators in Sweden are:

  1. Bahnhof
  2. Telia Carrier
  3. Interxion
  4. Stokab
  5. IP-Only

Top Service Providers

The top five cloud service providers in Sweden are:

  1. Colt Technology Services
  2. Telia Carrier
  3. Portlane
  4. GTT Communications
  5. Netnod

Energy Distribution

Energy is a significant issue for data centers and Sweden has good coverage of the energy sector. Sweden is energized by 65.7% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil/nuclear fuels. This gives Swedish colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.07 and 1.31. The average PUE for Swedish data centers is 1.23. Swedish colocation facilities provide over 58.84 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 3.00 kW to 10.00 kW.

Natural Disasters

Sweden is relatively safe from most catastrophic dangers with a low risk factor of 2.12% according to the World Risk Report. The most prominent dangers to data centers in Sweden include floods and storms.

Service Providers

Sweden’s communications industry is regulated by PTS (Swedish Post and Telecom Authority). Major players in the carrier space include:

  • TeliaSonera
  • Telenor
  • Tele2
  • 3 Sverige

While the top three service providers are:

There are numerous smaller providers as well.

Cloudscene Swedish Facts

  • Total number of Swedish data centers: 89
  • Total number of cloud service providers: 191
  • Total number of network fabrics: 9
  • Latest Swedish data center added: Sollentuna
  • Latest Swedish data centers service provider: Conapto
  • Number of certified colocation facilities in Sweden: 6

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