Norway - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a developed digital TV sector. Although not a member of the European Union, its telecoms sector is synchronised with relevant EC legislation. Telenor and Tele2 are the dominant operators in all sectors, though there is increasing competition from new entrants. This report introduces the key elements of Norway's telecom market, providing statistics and an overview of the regulatory environment, the fixed network operators and their services, and telecom infrastructure.
Tele2 sells in Norwegian business to TeliaSonera; government proposes reducing its interest in Telenor to 34%; telecom market revenue falls in H1 2013; Telenor phases out PSTN infrastructure; Thor 7 satellite secures approval for 2013 launch, Thor 2 de-orbited; Telenor realigns operating divisions; TeliaSonera sells NextGenTel broadband business; smart grid updates; regulator's market data to June 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2014; market developments to mid-2014.