Looking for a new broadband provider?
In this article, we’ve reviewed the 5 best broadband providers in Sweden in 2024.
After, we’ve explained what you need to consider when choosing an internet provider to switch to.
Let’s get started.
Best broadband providers Sweden
In this part of the article, we’ve reviewed the 5 best broadband providers in Sweden right now, and explained the differences between them.
The main reason we’ve put Ownit #1 on this list is they’re the best broadband provider in testing at the moment. According to the Svenskt Kvalitetsindex (SKI), Ownit has the highest customer satisfaction rating of any fibre broadband provider, as of last year.
Another great thing about Ownit is their prices. Their monthly costs are lower than nearly all other broadband providers, and they don’t charge an upfront fee. Plus, they normally offer a lower monthly cost for the first few months.
The contract length is just 12 months, meaning you don’t need to lock in for two years like with some other providers.
Unfortunately you don’t get a router included for free when you sign up for Ownit fibre broadband, but you can buy a refurbished one from them if you choose, helping you to save some money if you don’t already have a suitable Wi-Fi router.
Overall, it’s hard to go past Ownit if you want fast, fibre broadband for a cheap price.
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If you want fast download speeds but want to avoid paying 600 SEK or more per month, Three 5G Broadband is worth checking out.
Using this broadband provider, you’ll get a 5G router included free of charge, bundled with an unlimited surfing 5G SIM card. Insert the SIM into the router, turn it on, and it’ll use 5G to give you download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s at home.
With 5G, your latency will be a bit higher compared to using fibre broadband, and you will need to commit to a 24 month contract. However, Tre mobile broadband is cheaper than using fixed-line broadband, when you compare their tariffs to fibre broadband plans with at least a 500 Mbit/s average download speed.
If you’re not sure whether 5G will offer a good enough latency, especially when gaming, you can test out Tre broadband for 30 days, before committing to the full 24 months. Simply ship the router back if your speeds aren’t good enough.
Tre home broadband is also a great choice in rural areas. If your 5G signal is patchy, it will connect to 4G instead, and you even have the option of getting an antenna installed on your house, in order to get better 5G signal.
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Telenor is another broadband provider that offers very competitive prices for new broadband customers.
Similar to Ownit, they have low monthly costs, and only require a 12 month commitment. There are also no connection fees.
The difference is, Telenor loans you a router free of charge, meaning you don’t have to buy one, which is quite helpful if you don’t already own a suitable Wi-Fi router.
Also, you can get a discount if you bundle your mobile phone and/or your TV plan with Telenor, helping to make the monthly cost even more competitive.
However, the big downside to Telenor is they increase the monthly fee significantly at the end of the contract. While their prices are very low initially, Telenor ends up being more expensive than Ownit on some of their plans after 12 months has elapsed.
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Telia is not the cheapest broadband provider on the market, in terms of their monthly prices. However, there are lots of things to like about this provider’s broadband offers.
Similar to Ownit, Telia is another company that performs well in testing. They offer consistent download speeds, and good customer service, meaning they have high customer satisfaction.
If your connection ever goes offline, Telia is committed to keeping you connected. In case of problems, they will give you the choice of a mobile broadband connection with a 300GB surfing allowance, or they’ll add extra data onto your Telia mobile plan.
Telia also offers significant discounts on their broadband tariffs for existing mobile customers, and they don’t charge upfront costs on their broadband plans.
Just be aware that Telia is not the best value overall, unless you’re already a Telia mobile customer. Also, they might try and push you towards 5G broadband when you put in your postcode, even if you begin at their fibre broadband page.
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The big advantage of Allente broadband is there is no minimum commitment period. You don’t have to sign a 12 month contract, like you do with most other providers.
However, in return for the lack of a contract, Allente charges higher monthly costs. Most other fibre providers with a minimum commitment of 12-24 months are significantly cheaper.
Allente gives you the option to buy a Wi-Fi router from them if needed, but it’s a new device (rather than a refurbished router), which is relatively expensive.
On the plus side though, there are no upfront costs, and Allente offers broadband speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s in most parts of Sweden.
But since their monthly prices are quite high, we’d only recommend Allente broadband if you really need to avoid committing to a certain tariff for more than a month.
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What you need to know
Now, we’ll explain some key things to consider when choosing an internet service provider, to help you find the right broadband offer for your specific needs.
What broadband speed can I get?
In Sweden, we’re fortunate that the majority of households have access to fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband.
Using full fibre broadband, you can normally get a download speed of up to 1,000 Mbit/s with most internet service providers.
Also, most of the time, you can expect your download speed to match your upload speed. For example, if you buy a broadband tariff with a 100 Mbit/s download speed, you can expect your upload speed to also be 100 Mbit/s.
If you can’t get fibre broadband where you live, you should still be able to get download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s using 5G technology.
Many mobile networks, such as Tre, offer 5G home broadband packages you can use to get online at home. We’ve explained how these mobile broadband offers work in more detail later in the article.
If you can’t get 5G or fibre broadband, you should be able to get online using 4G internet, which will offer a download speed of about 50 Mbit/s. However, in most parts of Sweden, you should be covered by at least one of the major mobile carriers’ 5G networks, allowing you to get similar speeds to what’s on offer with fibre broadband.
What to look for in a broadband provider
Here are some good things to look for when choosing a new broadband provider:
- Good results in testing. Each year the Svenskt Kvalitetsindex (SKI) conducts research into the performance of Swedish broadband providers, to see how good each company’s customer service is, and how consistent their speeds are. Ownit broadband gets the best scores in testing, as of the most recent results published.
- Low monthly costs. There’s not much point in paying more to access certain speeds with a certain provider, when you can get the same download speeds for a cheaper price with another company.
- No upfront costs. Some broadband providers charge a connection fee, but most don’t do this.
- A router included for free on loan, or available to buy for a reasonable price, if you don’t already have a suitable router you can use.
- Discounts if you bundle other services, such as mobile phone contracts. These types of offers are most common from mobile network operators that also sell broadband tariffs. If you bundle these two services, as well as potentially a TV offer, you can normally get much cheaper broadband access.
What internet speed do I need?
While you can get ultrafast download speeds using fibre broadband in most parts of Sweden, it might not be worth paying for extremely fast broadband, depending on how you use the internet.
For most households, a 100 or 250 Mbit/s broadband plan will offer plenty of bandwidth. Even if multiple people get online at the same time, you shouldn’t experience any buffering, lag, or slowdowns when surfing.
A 100 Mbit/s download speed will offer plenty of bandwidth for 1-3 person households, while a 250 Mbit/s or higher plan is a better choice if you’re a larger family, and it’s common to have three or more people online at the same time.
The main reason you might like to have a higher download speed is if you often make large file downloads, such as video game updates, or if you work from home. In this case, having a 500 or 1,000 Mbit download speed will make the process of downloading large files much faster.
Which is the cheapest internet provider in Sweden?
Just remember that with both of these providers, it’s common for them to offer a discount for the first 3-12 months, then increase the monthly cost significantly. You’ll need to account for this when comparing their prices.
If you need fast speeds, you might find that Tre’s 5G broadband tariffs are the cheapest offers on the market. Tre is normally the cheapest way to get a 500 Mbit/s or faster broadband plan in Sweden, provided you have good 5G signal at your address.
Which is the fastest broadband provider in Sweden?
Currently, there isn’t a single fastest broadband provider in Sweden. Ownit, Allente, and other full fibre broadband providers all offer download and upload speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s.
While most 5G broadband providers advertise that they offer download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbit/s, most of the time, you’ll get a download speed of 500-700 Mbit/s or so using 5G mobile broadband.
If you’re looking for the fastest 5G mobile broadband provider at your address, try to do a speed test at your house using the phones of friends/family members on different mobile networks, to see which carrier offers the best download speeds.
Fixed vs mobile broadband
While 5G broadband is quite a common way to get online in Sweden, thanks to how good the country’s mobile network infrastructure is, it’s important to be aware of how it differs from fibre broadband in terms of performance.
- While fibre broadband always comes with unlimited surfing, mobile broadband sometimes has usage limits, although providers like Tre give you unlimited data.
- Mobile broadband is very easy to get set up with. All you need to do is insert the SIM card into the router, plug it in, and turn it on. You don’t need an engineer to come and visit like you sometimes do when getting started with fibre broadband.
- Mobile broadband will generally have higher latency and less consistent speeds than fibre broadband. Your speeds will still be fast, but you might experience regular fluctuations from 500-700 Mbit/s for example, rather than staying at the same download speed all the time.
- Mobile broadband is normally a bit cheaper than fibre broadband, when you compare offers with similar download speeds, provided you are prepared to enter into a contract with a provider like Tre. Choosing a mobile broadband tariff with a commitment will often allow you to get a 5G router included for free, so you don’t have to buy one separately.
How much should I expect to pay for broadband?
The exact amount you can expect to pay for a broadband plan in Sweden depends on how much download speed you need.
- For a slower fibre broadband plan with a 100-250 Mbit/s average download speed, you can expect to pay about 450 SEK per month.
- On the other hand, for a fast fibre tariff with a download speed of at least 500 Mbit/s, you can expect to pay 500-700 SEK per month.
- If you choose a 5G mobile broadband plan, you can expect to pay about 400-500 SEK per month, as long as you don’t mind committing to a contract.
These fees exclude the cost of buying a Wi-Fi router, which will cost about 400-600 SEK depending on the device you choose, and whether it’s brand new or refurbished. Some providers like Ownit offer new broadband customers the choice of buying a refurbished router, helping you to save a bit of money.
This is the end of our guide to the best broadband providers in Sweden at the moment.
If you want to save as much money as possible, a 100 Mbit/s broadband plan from a provider like Ownit is a great choice for most households.
But if you want faster download speeds, and aren’t too concerned about your latency, using 5G broadband from a company like Tre is a good choice as well.
If you have any questions about choosing a broadband provider, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll respond as soon as we can.
I’m Roger, and I’m the founder of Broadband 4 Europe.
I grew up in Switzerland but live in Germany now, and also lived in South Tirol for a while in the past.
I have a background in IT and have performed extensive research into the broadband markets of most major European countries. Learning about fixed-line broadband markets is my nerdy hobby, but I’m also excited by the possibilities that 5G (and eventually 6G) broadband will provide us in the future.
When I’m not researching broadband companies and their networks, you’ll find me playing volleyball or the piano.