Norway's mobile market is dominated by the triopoly of Telenor Mobile, TeliaSonera's NetCom and the joint venture Mobile Norway. Services from these operators are supplemented by those from a growing number of MVNOs. A new entrant, branded as Ice.net and owned by AINMT Holdings, secured spectrum at auction in December 2013. The market is well advanced in LTE developments, with both Telenor and NetCom spearheading networks in the region. Nordisk Mobiltelefon, recovered from its bankruptcy in early 2009, operates a 3G network in the 450MHz band. This report profiles Norway's mobile voice and data market, providing statistics on the main operators, a review of the key regulatory issues, and a snapshot of the consumer market for services such as SMS, mobile TV and mobile broadband.
Telenor looks to VoLTE as it aims to close down its 2G and 3G networks by 2025; Ice.net expands mobile services to residential sector following its acquisition of Network Norway; regulator consults on implications for DTTV if the 700MHz bans is assigned for mobile broadband; Telenor signs five-year framework agreement with ZTE; multi-spectrum auction results; SMS traffic falls for the first time through smartphone messaging alternatives; mobile network traffic growth slows; TeliaSonera contracts Huawei and Ericsson to expand LTE network; MNOs set up m-commerce joint venture; regulator issues 2GHz spectrum auction rules, launches consultation on digital dividend auction; Telenor LTE network to reach 99% population coverage by 2017; regulator's market data to June 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2015; recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report include:
Telenor Mobil, NetCom, Mobile Norway, Teletopia, Tele2.