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Norway - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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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.

Key developments:

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 Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.

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
5.2.1 International operations
5.3 TeliaSonera
5.4 Telio Holding
5.5 Tele2
5.6 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
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2012
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2014 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2014 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2014 (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 - 2014
Table 11 Revenue by sector 2003 - 2013
Table 12 Proportion of turnover by sector 2005 - 2013
Table 13 Number of telecom providers by sector 2004 - 2012
Table 14 Voice lines by type 2006 - 2013
Table 15 Residential CPS and resale subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 16 Business CPS and resale subscribers 2007 - 2012
Table 17 Operators' share of fixed-line traffic 2009- 2013
Table 18 Share of fixed-telephony revenue by operator 2002 - 2012
Table 19 Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) 2008 - 2013
Table 20 Telenor Group financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 21 Telenor fixed subscribers 2009 2013
Table 22 TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue 2006 - 2013
Table 23 TeliaSonera subscriber statistics 2005 - 2013
Table 24 Telio Holding financial data 2012 - 2013
Table 25 Telio Norway financial data 2012 - 2013
Table 26 Telio Norway subscribers by sector 2012 - 2013
Table 27 NextGenTel subscribers by sector 2011 - 2013
Table 28 Tele2 subscribers by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 29 Tele2 financial data by sector 2007 - 2013
Table 30 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 31 Fixed lines in service and penetration 2005 - 2014
Table 32 Fixed subscriptions VoIP, cable 2000 - 2013
Table 33 Fixed lines PSTN/ISDN 2000 - 2013
Table 34 Telenor wholesale lines PSTN, DSL, LLU 2004 - 2013
Chart 1 Revenue by sector 2003 2013
Chart 2 Proportion of turnover by sector 2005 2013
Chart 3 Telenor Group financial data 2007 2013
Chart 4 Telenor fixed subscribers 2009 2013
Chart 5 TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue 2006 2013
Chart 6 TeliaSonera subscriber statistics 2005 2013
Chart 7 Tele2 subscribers by sector 2007 - 203
Chart 8 Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector 2007 - 2013
Chart 9 Telenor wholesale lines PSTN, DSL, LLU 2004 2013

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