Norway - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
Norway's mobile market is dominated by the triopoly of Telenor Mobile, TeliaSonera's NetCom and the new player Mobile Norway. Services from these operators are supplemented by those from a growing number of MVNOs. A new entrant, backed by Ice.net, secured spectrum at auction in December 2013. The market is well advanced in LTE/4G developments, with both Telenor and NetCom spearheading networks in the region. Mobile Norway, a joint venture now controlled by Tele2, also adds to the competitive mix. Nordisk Mobiltelefon, recovered from its bankruptcy in early 2009, operates a 3G network in the 450MHz band. This report profiles Norway's mobile voice and data market, providing statistics on the main operators, a review of the key regulatory issues, and a snapshot of the consumer market for services such as SMS, mobile TV and mobile broadband.
Multi-spectrum auction results; SMS traffic falls for the first time through smartphone messaging alternatives; mobile network traffic growth slows; TeliaSonera contracts Huawei and Ericsson to expand LTE network; Tele2 buys out minority shareholders in Network Norway; MNOs set up m-commerce joint venture; regulator issues 2GHz spectrum auction rules, launches consultation on digital dividend auction; Telenor LTE network, to reach 90% population coverage by 2015; regulator's market data to June 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.
Companies covered in this report include:
Telenor Mobil, NetCom, Mobile Norway, Teletopia, Tele2.