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Norway - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses


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Norway's mobile market is dominated by Telenor Mobile and TeliaSonera's NetCom. The joint venture Mobile Norway was part owned by Tele2 until Tele2's failure to secure spectrum at auction in December 2013 led the company to sell its Norwegian operations. This directly benefitted the new entrant Ice.net, owned by AINMT Holdings, which did secure spectrum at auction and which gained Network Norway's customer base as part of the deal enforced by the telecom regulator. Voice and data services from these operators are supplemented by those from a growing number of MVNOs.

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. Bothe Telenor and TeliaSonera are looking to close down their 2G and 3G networks within the next decade, focussing instead of developing LTE and the forthcoming 5G technologies, while providing mobile voice using VoLTE.

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.

Key developments:

Telenor and TeliaSonera win additional spectrum in the 1800MHz band; 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.


1. Synopsis
2. Market analysis
3. Mobile statistics
3.1 General statistics
3.1.1 Prepaid
3.1.2 Operator market shares
3.2 Mobile data
3.2.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
3.2.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
3.3 Mobile broadband
4. Regulatory issues
4.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
4.1.1 GSM
4.1.2 3G
4.1.3 2.3GHz
4.1.4 2.5 - 2.6GHz
4.1.5 2GHz
4.1.6 1.8GHz.
4.1.7 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz
4.1.8 1800MHz
4.1.9 900MHz
4.1.10 700MHz
4.2 Roaming
4.3 Number portability
4.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
5. Mobile infrastructure
5.1 Analogue networks
5.2 Digital networks
5.2.1 Third Generation (3G) mobile
5.2.2 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
5.3 Other infrastructure developments
5.3.1 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
5.3.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
5.3.3 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
5.3.4 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
6. Major mobile operators
6.1 Telenor Mobil
6.1.1 Network contracts
6.2 NetCom
6.3 Mobile Norway
6.4 Teletopia
6.5 Ice
6.6 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
6.7 Mobile TV
6.8 Femtocells
6.9 TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio)
6.10 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
7. Mobile content and applications
7.1 Location-based services
7.2 M-commerce
7.3 Machine-to-Machine (M2M
8. Related reports
Table 1 Mobile revenue 2002 - 2015
Table 2 Mobile revenue by service 2008 - 2014
Table 3 Mobile revenue per subscriber and per minute 2001 - 2013
Table 4 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 5 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2005 - 2014
Table 6 Mobile traffic 2004 - 2015
Table 7 Mobile calls made 2010 - 2015
Table 8 Prepaid share of mobile subscribers 1999; 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 10 Telenor Mobile (Norway) contract and prepaid subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 11 Market share of subscribers by provider 2010 - 2014
Table 12 Revenue market share by provider 2010 - 2014
Table 13 Historic - Annual SMS sent 1999 - 2004
Table 14 Annual SMS sent 2005 - 2015
Table 15 Revenue per SMS sent 2007 - 2013
Table 16 MMS messages sent and annual change 2004 - 2015
Table 17 Dedicated mobile broadband market share by subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 18 Mobile data traffic 2008 - 2015
Table 19 Mobile data traffic revenue 2004 - 2014
Table 20 European roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 21 Average mobile number portings (historic) 2005 - 2009
Table 22 Nordisk Mobiltelefon financial data (historic) 2006 - 2008
Table 23 Nordisk Mobiltelefon subscribers (Norway, historic) 2006 - 2010
Table 24 Telenor Mobil subscribers, prepaid, SMS and market share 2000 - 2015
Table 25 Telenor Mobil financial data 2005 - 2015
Table 26 Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2004 - 2015
Table 27 NetCom subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 28 NetCom ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2002 - 2015
Table 29 NetCom revenue 2004 - 2015
Table 30 Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 31 Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 32 M2M SIM cards in use 2007 - 2014
Chart 1 Mobile revenue by service 2008 2014
Chart 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 2014
Chart 4 Telenor Mobil financial data 2005 2015
Chart 5 Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2004 2015
Chart 6 NetCom and ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2002 2015
Chart 7 Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Chart 8 Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector 2007 - 2014
Exhibit 1 3G beauty contest licence results in Norway 2000; 2003; 2007
Exhibit 2 Multi-spectrum auction results Dec 2013

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