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Norway - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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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.

Key developments:

Telecom market grows 1.2% in 2011; Thor 7 satellite secures approval for 2013 launch; Telenor realigns operating divisions; regulator’s market data for 2011, smart grid updates; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to October 2012.

Companies covered in this report include:

Telenor, TeliaSonera, Tele2, BaneTele.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Norway’s telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 History
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Norway
4.3.1 Privatisation of Telenor
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 Norway
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 Telenor
5.3 TeliaSonera
5.4 Tele2
5.5 BaneTele
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.2 IP migration
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Submarine cable networks
6.3.2 Satellite networks
6.4 Smart grids
7. Wholesaling
8. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 – Country statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Total telecom revenue – 2004 - 2013
Table 9 – Fixed-line traffic in minutes – 2004 - 2013
Table 10 – Fixed-line turnover in residential / business sectors – 2004 - 2013
Table 11 – Revenue by sector – 2003 - 2012
Table 12 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 - 2012
Table 13 – Number of telecom providers by sector – 2004 - 2011
Table 14 – Voice lines by type – 2006 - 2011
Table 15 – CPS and resale subscribers – 2007 - 2011
Table 16 – Operators’ share of fixed-line traffic – 20067- 2011
Table 17 – Share of fixed-telephony revenue by operator – 2002 - 2011
Table 18 – Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) – 2008 - 2012
Table 19 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 - 2012
Table 20 – Telenor fixed subscribers – 2009 – 2012
Table 21 – TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue – 2006 - 2012
Table 22 – TeliaSonera subscriber statistics – 2005 - 2012
Table 23 –Tele2 subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2012
Table 24 – Tele2 financial data by sector – 2007 - 2012
Table 25 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2013
Table 26 – Fixed subscriptions – VoIP, cable – 2001 - 2012
Table 27 – Fixed lines – PSTN/ISDN – 2000 - 2011
Table 28 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 - 2012
Chart 1 – Revenue by sector – 2003 – 2012
Chart 2 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 – 2012
Chart 3 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 – 2012
Chart 4 – Telenor fixed subscribers – 2009 – 2012
Chart 5 – TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue – 2006 – 2012
Chart 6 – TeliaSonera subscriber statistics – 2005 – 2012
Chart 7 – Tele2 subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2012
Chart 8 – Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector – 2007 - 2012
Chart 9 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 – 2012

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