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Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Denmark’s regulator amends fibre network access rules

Denmark’s competitive telecom market has led to the country having the second highest broadband penetration rate in Europe. It also has one of the highest penetration rates in the mobile sector, while the fixed-line sector continues to see a decline in revenue while customers migrate to VoIP and mobile alternatives.

DSL remains the main fixed-line broadband platform. A progressive regulatory regime has encouraged operator access to both copper and fibre networks. Fibre networks have a fast-growing footprint, while a number of community and metropolitan schemes have supplemented TDC’s own commitments to build out fibre. The company is near to completing its cable footprint upgrade to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which will enable about 65% of premises across the country to access services of 1Gb/s or higher. In late 2017 the regulator reviewed wholesale access regulations imposed on TDC’s fibre infrastructure in areas where alternative operators have also built networks, and thus where there is effective competition.

The mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the high penetration rate. Growth has been stimulated by consumer demand for data services based on the wide availability of LTE services. Operators are able to make use of 700MHz digital dividend spectrum which has been set aside for mobile broadband, and this in turn is helping the government meet broadband coverage targets in rural areas.

This report assesses the key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting data on the fixed network services sector as well as profiles of the major operators. It also analyses market statistics and reviews the main regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. In addition the report covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including an assessment of developments with the various technology platforms and subscriber forecasts. The report also provides an analysis of the mobile market, including the latest regulatory developments, the growth of mobile data services and operator strategies.

Key developments:

Regulator amends wholesale obligations on TDK’s copper and fibre infrastructure;
TDC to provide DOCSIS3.1 to 65% of premises by end-2017;
Continuing growth in fibre network roll-outs;
Regulator to increase MTRs from January 2018;
TDC acquires the MVNO Plenti;
Nokia Networks given five-year managed services contract for TT-Netværket;
Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TDC, Telia Denmark, Telenor Denmark, DLG Tele, TDC, Stofa, YouSee, TRE-FOR, NRGI. Clearwire, ButlerNetworks, ECI Telecom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, 3 Denmark, Lycamobile.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Denmark - 2017 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Broadband subscriber statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Telecom investment - 2002 - 2016
      • Table Fixed line revenue by sector - 2013 - 2015
      • Table Average revenue per fixed line - 2013 - 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REVISED NFR
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
      • Privatisation of Tele Danmark
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Fixed-line numbers ported per year - 2006 - 2016
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table Carrier and call-by-call PreSelection registrations - 2005 - 2013
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Fixed subscriber lines by major operator - 2010 - 2016
      • Table Fixed network and ISDN lines - 2003 - 2016
    • TDC
      • Table TDC Group financial data - 2007 - 2017
      • Table TDC (consumer) revenue by sector - 2010 - 2017
      • Table TDC (business) revenue by sector - 2009 - 2017
      • Table TDC consumer RGUs by sector - 2012 - 2017
      • Company restructure
    • TELENOR DENMARK
      • Table Telenor Denmark fixed-line revenue - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Telenor Denmark subscribers - DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile - 2005 - 2017
      • Table Telenor Denmark EBITDA, op. profit - 2005 - 2017
    • TELIASONERA DENMARK
      • Table TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector - 2005 - 2017
      • Table TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector - 2006 - 2017
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1999 - 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Fixed-telephony domestic voice traffic - 2005 - 2016
      • Table Fixed-telephony revenue - 2013 - 2014
    • VOIP
      • Table VoIP subscribers and traffic in minutes - 2005 - 2016
      • Table TDC VoIP subscribers - 2008 - 2015
      • Table Telia Denmark VoIP subscribers - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Telenor VoIP subscribers - 2008 - 2014
    • NEXT GENERATION ACCESS (NGA)
      • Table NGA connections by type - 2013 - 2016
    • ALTERNATIVE NETWORKS
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Table International internet bandwidth - 1999 - 2015
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Smart cities
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Market analysis
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1996 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Total internet subscribers and penetration rate - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Dial-up internet subscribers - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Broadband access speeds by subscribers - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Fixed-line broadband revenue by type - 2013 - 2016
      • Government support
        • Table Broadband coverage by data rate - 2011 - 2015
      • Forecasts - fixed broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers -scenario - 2018; 2020; 2022
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table YouSee financial data - 2007 - 2015
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Table TDC consumer broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2017
      • Table TeliaSonera Denmark broadband subscribers and ARPU - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Telenor Denmark broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
      • Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
        • Table VDSL lines - 2013 - 2016
      • Vectoring DSL
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Table Fibre broadband subscribers - 2005 - 2016
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Fixed wireless
        • Table Wireless broadband subscribers by type - 2006 - 2016
      • WiMAX
      • Satellite
        • Table Satellite broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2016
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
    • DIGITAL MEDIA
      • Videostreaming
        • Table IPTV subscriptions by type - 2007 - 2016
        • Table IPTV subscribers by major operator - 2009 - 2016
        • Table TDC TV subscribers - 2007 - 2015
      • Video-on-Demand (VoD)
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration - 2005 - 2018
        • Table Mobile traffic in minutes - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Mobile retail services revenue - 2001 - 2016
        • Table Mobile voice and data revenue by type - 2013 - 2016
        • Table Average revenue per mobile subscriber - 2013 - 2016
      • Market share
        • Table Market share of subscribers by operator (main operators) - 2009 - 2016
      • Prepaid
        • Table Historic - Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers - 1999 - 2009
        • Table Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers - 2010 - 2016
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile data
        • Table Total SMS sent - 2003 - 2017
        • Table Total MMS sent - 2003 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile data traffic - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Dedicated mobile data subscriptions - 2008 - 2017
        • Table Active mobile data subscriptions - 2007 - 2017
        • Table TDC mobile broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2017
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
        • Table European data roaming charges - 2014 - 2017
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
        • Table Annual mobile numbers ported - 2003 - 2016
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Network sharing
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • Enhanced High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
      • Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
    • IOT SERVICES
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • TDC
        • Table TDC domestic mobile subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) - 2007 - 2017
        • Table TDC mobile services revenue - 2007 - 2017
      • Telenor Denmark
        • Table Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Telenor Denmark ARPU - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Telenor Denmark mobile revenue - 2005 - 2017
      • Telia Danmark
        • Table Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Telia (Denmark) mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Telia (Denmark) mobile service revenue - 2006 - 2017
      • 3 Denmark
        • Table 3 Denmark registered subscribers - 2007 - 2017
        • Table 3 Denmark revenue and growth by sector - 2007 - 2017
        • Table 3 Denmark annualised monthly ARPU and data proportion - 2007 - 2017
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Near Field Communications
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table M2M subscriptions by operator - 2008 - 2016
      • M-commerce

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