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Norway - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Norway’s broadband penetration is among the highest in Europe, the result of a technologically demanding populace and the efforts of providers to migrate dial-up subscribers to broadband services. Telenor and NextGenTel are the leading ISPs, though a number of smaller operators and resellers are also active. Mobile broadband has also become a key development, with LTE networks among the most advanced in the world. In this report we profile Norway’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as Broadband Powerline, wireless broadband, and internet via satellite. We also provide broadband forecasting scenarios to 2012 and 2020, and assess the strategies of the main players including Telenor and NextGenTel.

Key developments:

Broadband revenue growth slows in 2011; fibre-based broadband worth NOK1.445 billion; mobile broadband subscriber base grows 80% in 2010; Telenor purchases two local fibre providers; Ventelo restructures business divisions; Altibox launches mobile broadband; broadband growth slows to 3% in line with higher penetration; regulator’s market data for 2011, Accenture awarded five-year contract to build an electronic health record system; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to October 2012.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telenor, NextGenTel, Lyse, NetCom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Government support
3. Cable modems
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 Overview
4.2 Telenor
4.3 NextGenTel
4.4 Other DSL developments
4.4.1 SDSL
4.4.2 ADSL2+
4.4.3 VDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
5.1 Overview
5.2 Utilities
5.3 Telenor
6. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7. Wireless broadband
7.1 Overview
7.2 Wireless broadband 2.3GHz band
7.3 Wireless LANs
7.4 WiFi
7.5 WiMAX
7.6 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
7.7 Mobile broadband
7.8 Internet via satellite
8. E-Health
9. Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2012; 2020
9.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
9.3 Notes on scenario forecasts
10. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 – Broadband market revenue – 2003 - 2012
Table 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2012
Table 3 – Residential fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 - 2012
Table 4 – Broadband market share by technology – 2006 - 2012
Table 5 – Broadband household penetration – 2000 - 2013
Table 6 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2012
Table 7 – Get financial data (historic) – 2008 - 2009
Table 8 – Cable subscribers – 1999 - 2013
Table 9 – ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 10 – Telenor retail broadband subscribers and local loops – 2005 - 2012
Table 11 – NextGenTel broadband revenue – 2007 - 2012
Table 12 – NextGenTel broadband ARPU – 2006 - 2012
Table 13 – NextGenTel broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 14 – Fibre subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 15 – WLAN subscribers (historic) – 2000 - 2007
Table 16 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 17 – Mobile broadband data traffic and revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 18 – Nordisk Mobiltelefon mobile broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2008
Table 19 – Market share of mobile broadband subscribers by provider – 2010 - 2011
Table 20 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 21 – Forecast broadband penetration – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 22 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 23 – Forecast broadband penetration – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 – 2012
Chart 2 – Total fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 1999 – 2012
Chart 3 – Broadband market share by technology – 2006 – 2012
Chart 4 - Telenor retail broadband subscribers and local loops – 2005 - 2012

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