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Norway - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Norway - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Market consolidation sees TeliaSonera exit the broadband sector

In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a well 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. The 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.

In the broadband sector a number of smaller operators and resellers compete against the main players Telenor and NextGenTel (sold to Telio in 2013). Mobile broadband has become a key development in recent years, with LTE networks among the most advanced in the world. The report profiles Norway’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as Broadband Powerline, wireless broadband, and internet via satellite. It also provides broadband forecasting scenarios to 2012 and 2020, and assesses the strategies of the main players.

Norway’s small but sophisticated broadcasting market became all-digital by the end of 2009. The main operators have focussed on upgrading fixed-line networks to ADSL2+ and VDSL2 in recent years, providing a solid infrastructure for delivering bundled services.

The mobile market is dominated by the triopoly of Telenor Mobile, TeliaSonera’s NetCom and the new player Mobile Norway. Services from these operators are supplemented by those from a growing number of MVNOs. A new entrant, backed by Ice.net, secured spectrum at the December 2013 auction. The market is well advanced in LTE/4G developments, with both Telenor and NetCom spearheading networks in the region. Mobile Norway, a joint venture now controlled by Tele2, also adds to the competitive mix. Nordisk Mobiltelefon, recovered from its bankruptcy in early 2009, operates a 3G network in the 450MHz band. The report profiles the 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.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2013 (e)
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2012
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2014 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW OF NORWAY'S TELECOM MARKET
      • Table Total telecom revenue - 2004 - 2013
      • Table Fixed-line traffic in minutes - 2004 - 2013
      • Table Fixed-line turnover in residential / business sectors - 2004 - 2014
      • Table Revenue by sector - 2003 - 2013
      • Table Proportion of turnover by sector - 2005 - 2013
      • Table Number of telecom providers by sector - 2004 - 2012
      • Table Voice lines by type - 2006 - 2013
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORY
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
      • Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT)
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN NORWAY
      • Privatisation of Telenor
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • Number portability (NP)
      • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
        • Table Residential CPS and resale subscribers - 2007 - 2012
        • Table Business CPS and resale subscribers - 2007 - 2012
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • OVERVIEW OF OPERATORS
      • Table Operators' share of fixed-line traffic - 2009- 2013
      • Table Share of fixed-telephony revenue by operator - 2002 - 2012
    • TELENOR
      • Table Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) - 2008 - 2013
      • Table Telenor Group financial data - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Telenor fixed subscribers - 2009 - 2013
      • International operations
    • TELIASONERA
      • Table TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue - 2006 - 2013
      • Table TeliaSonera subscriber statistics - 2005 - 2013
    • TELIO HOLDING
      • Table Telio Holding financial data - 2012 - 2013
      • Table Telio Norway financial data - 2012 - 2013
      • Table Telio Norway subscribers by sector - 2012 - 2013
      • Table NextGenTel subscribers by sector - 2011 - 2013
    • TELE2
      • Table Tele2 subscribers by sector - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Tele2 financial data by sector - 2007 - 2013
    • BANETELE
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
      • Table Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Fixed subscriptions - VoIP, cable - 2000 - 2013
      • Table Fixed lines - PSTN/ISDN - 2000 - 2013
    • IP MIGRATION
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • SMART GRIDS
    • WHOLESALING
      • Table Telenor wholesale lines - PSTN, DSL, LLU - 2004 - 2013
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Broadband market revenue - 2003 - 2014
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate - 1995 - 2004
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2013
        • Table Broadband market share by technology - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Broadband market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2013
        • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2004 - 2013
        • Table Proportion of residential broadband connections by access speed - 2012 - 2013
      • Government support
    • CABLE MODEMS
      • Table Get financial data (historic) - 2008 - 2009
      • Table Cable subscribers - 1999 - 2014
      • Table Market share of cable broadband subscribers by provider - 2011 - 2013
    • ASYMMETRICAL DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (ADSL)
      • Overview
        • Table ADSL subscribers - 2000 - 2014
      • Telenor
        • Table Telenor retail broadband subscribers and local loops - 2005 - 2013
      • NextGenTel
        • Table NextGenTel broadband revenue - 2007 - 2013
        • Table NextGenTel broadband ARPU - 2006 - 2013
        • Table NextGenTel broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2012
      • Other DSL developments
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISE (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Overview
        • Table Fibre subscribers - 2005 - 2014
      • Utilities
      • Telenor
      • Other developments
    • BROADBAND POWERLINE (BPL)
    • WIRELESS BROADBAND
      • Overview
      • Wireless broadband 2.3GHz band
      • Wireless LANs
        • Table WLAN subscribers (historic) - 2000 - 2007
      • WiFi
      • WiMAX
      • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Mobile broadband data traffic and revenue - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Nordisk Mobiltelefon mobile broadband subscribers (historic) - 2006 - 2008
        • Table Market share of mobile broadband subscribers by provider - 2010 - 2013
      • Internet via satellite
    • E-HEALTH
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • OVERVIEW OF DIGITAL MEDIA
      • Key general trends
      • Business models
      • Regulatory issues
      • VoIP
        • Table VoIP revenue and subscribers - 2006 - 2014
        • Table VoIP traffic and market share - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Telenor VoIP subscribers - 2005 - 2010
        • Table NextGenTel VoIP subscribers - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Broadband telephony subscribers - VoIP, cable - 2001 - 2013
        • Table Proportion of households with VoIP - 2003 - 2014
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Table Share of pay TV subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2013
      • Table Broadcasting revenue - 2007 - 2014
      • Table Broadcasting revenue by sector - 2009 - 2013
      • Table Proportion of broadcasting revenue by sector - 2009 - 2013
      • Table Share of TV reception by type - 2007 - 2012
      • Table Pay TV subscribers by type - 2007 - 2013
      • Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
      • Broadband (IPTV)
        • Table IPTV subscribers - 2008 - 2014
        • Table IPTV market share of subscribers by main operators - 2010 - 2013
      • Cable TV (CATV)
        • Table CATV subscribers - 2008 - 2014
        • Table Telenor cable subscribers (Norway) - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Cable TV market share of subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2013
      • Satellite TV
        • Table Satellite TV revenue - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Satellite TV subscribers - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Canal Digital satellite subscribers - 2006 - 2013
        • Table Canal Digital DTH financial data - 2009 - 2013
        • Table ViaSat DTH subscriber statistics (Nordics) - 2007 - 2013
        • Table ViaSat revenue (Nordics) - 2006 - 2013
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
        • Table DTTV revenue - 2007 - 2014
        • Table DTTV (pay) subscribers - 2009 - 2014
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF NORWAY'S MOBILE MARKET
      • Table Mobile revenue - 2002 - 2014
      • Table Mobile revenue by service - 2008 - 2013
      • Table Mobile revenue per subscriber and per minute - 2001 - 2013
      • Mobile statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Mobile traffic - 2004 - 2014
        • Table Mobile calls made - 2010 - 2014
      • Operator market shares
        • Table Market share of subscribers by provider - 2009 - 2012
        • Table Revenue market share by provider - 2009 - 2013
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
        • Table 3G beauty contest licence results in Norway - 2000; 2003; 2007
        • Table Multi-spectrum auction results - Dec 2013
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2014
      • Number portability
        • Table Average mobile number portings (historic) - 2005 - 2009
      • Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Analogue
      • Digital
        • Table Nordisk Mobiltelefon financial data (historic) - 2006 - 2008
        • Table Nordisk Mobiltelefon subscribers (Norway, historic) - 2006 - 2010
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telenor Mobil
        • Table Telenor Mobil - subscribers, prepaid, SMS and market share - 2000 - 2013
        • Table Telenor Mobil financial data - 2005 - 2013
        • Table Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid - 2004 - 2013
      • NetCom
        • Table NetCom subscribers - 2002 - 2013
        • Table NetCom ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid - 2002 - 2013
        • Table NetCom revenue - 2004 - 2013
      • Mobile Norway
        • Table Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector - 2007 - 2013
      • Teletopia
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • PREPAID
        • Table Prepaid share of mobile subscribers - 1999; 2005 - 2014
        • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers -2005 - 2012
        • Table Telenor Mobile (Norway) contract and prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2013
    • MOBILE MESSAGING
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table Historic - Annual SMS sent - 1999 - 2004
        • Table Annual SMS sent - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Revenue per SMS sent - 2007 - 2013
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table MMS messages sent and annual change - 2004 - 2014
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Overview
        • Table Mobile broadband market share by subscribers - 2009 - 2013
        • Table Mobile data traffic - 2008 - 2014
        • Table Mobile data revenue - 2006 - 2014
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • Mobile TV
      • Femtocells
      • TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio)
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
        • Table M2M SIM cards in use - 2007 - 2014
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Location-based services
      • M-commerce
  • FORECASTS
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2009 - 2012; 2020
      • higher broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - higher market growth scenario - 2010 - 2012; 2020
        • Table Forecast broadband penetration - higher market growth scenario - 2007 - 2012; 2020
      • lower broadband subscriber growth
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - lower market growth scenario - 2010 - 2012; 2020
        • Table Forecast broadband penetration - lower market growth scenario - 2007 - 2012; 2020
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE
      • Forecasts - mobile ARPU 9 - 2010; 2015
        • Table Forecast mobile ARPU - 2009 - 2010; 2015
      • Forecasts - UMTS subscribers - 2009 - 2010; 2015
        • Table Forecast UMTS subscriber growth - 2009 - 2010; 2015

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