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Denmark - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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Denmark has a competitive telecom market, and enjoys Europe’s highest broadband penetration rate. Its mobile sector has progressed with all four operators encouraging consumer uptake of data services on upgraded HSPA networks, while recent auctions for 2.6GHz spectrum have paved the way for network operators to deploy mobile broadband services based on LTE. The fixed-line sector continues to contract, as more people forego fixed phones for VoIP and mobile-only solutions. This report introduces the key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting comprehensive data on the fixed network services sector and profiles of the major operators. It also analyses market statistics and assesses the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Key developments:

Continuing slide in number of PSTN lines; telecom regulator abolished, with tasks reassigned to the DBA; TDC develops business strategy for 2013-2015; NTC announces plan to sell 10% stake in TDC; regulator’s H1 2012 market data update; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to December 2012.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

TDC, TeliaSonera, Telenor, DLG Tele.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Denmark’s telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.1.1 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Danish Business Agency (DBA)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Denmark
4.3.1 Privatisation of Tele Danmark
4.3.2 Interconnect
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Number portability (NP)
4.3.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators in Denmark
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 TDC
5.2.1 Company restructure
5.3 Telenor Denmark
5.4 TeliaSonera Denmark
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 Alternative networks
6.3 International
6.3.1 Submarine cable networks
6.3.2 Satellite networks
7. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Country statistics Denmark – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 7 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 - 2012
Table 8 – Telecom investment – 2002 - 2012
Table 9 – Penetration of telecoms services, by sector – 2003 - 2012
Table 10 – Fixed-line numbers ported per year – 2006 - 2012
Table 11 – Carrier PreSelection registrations – 2005 - 2012
Table 12 – Subscriber lines by operator – 2010 - 2012
Table 13 – Fixed network and ISDN lines – 2003 - 2012
Table 14 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 - 2012
Table 15 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
Table 16 – TDC (business) revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
Table 17 – TDC domestic RGUs by sector – 2009 - 2012
Table 18 – Telenor Denmark fixed-line revenue – 2006 - 2012
Table 19 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2012
Table 20 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2012
Table 21 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector – 2006 - 2012
Table 22 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2013
Chart 1 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 – 2012
Chart 2 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2012
Chart 3 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2012
Chart 4 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector – 2006 – 2012
Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2002 – 2013
Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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