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Norway - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Norway - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Norway regulator seeks reduced dependence on Telenor’s network In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a highly developed digital media sector. Telenor is the dominant operator in all sectors, though there is increasing competition from new entrants. Telia increased its market share by acquiring the operations of Tele2 and in April 2017 it secured regulatory approval for its acquisition of the smaller mobile operator Phonero. Norway’s mobile market is dominated by Telenor Mobil and Telia. The market is well advanced in LTE infrastructure, with both operators spearheading network development in the region. Both are also looking to close down their 3G and 2G networks (by 2020 and 2025 respectively), focussing instead of developing LTE and 5G technologies, while providing mobile voice using VoLTE. Telia offers an LTE-A service providing 300Mb/s to about 1.5 million Norwegians, while it has also achieved 1Gb/s data rates using quad-band carrier aggregation technology as a precursor to 5G. The mobile broadband sector is set to improve further following the anticipated auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 900MHz bands later in 2017. Norway’s broadband penetration rate is among the highest in Europe, the result of a technologically savvy populace and the efforts of providers to migrate subscribers to fast broadband services provided by fibre networks, VDSL and upgraded cable infrastructure. The leading ISPs Telenor and NextGenTel have deployed services based on G.fast technology. The regulator has also called on the government to help fund additional cable infrastructure to reduce the country’s dependence on Telenor’s networks. Additional infrastructure will help reduce access costs for consumers. 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. It also profiles the fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as Broadband Powerline, wireless broadband, internet via satellite and subscriber forecasts to 2022. In addition the report covers digital media developments as well as the mobile voice and data markets, providing statistics on the main operators, a review of the key regulatory issues, and a snapshot of the consumer market for key services. Key developments: Regulator recommends measures to reduce dependence on Telenor’s network; Telenor undergoes organisational restructure; preps for sale of its 33% interest in VEON; Mobile services accounting for 62% of total sector revenue; Telenor phases out PSTN infrastructure; Regulator to auction 900MHz spectrum in mid-2017; Telenor partners with Huawei to trial 5G technologies and services later in 2017; Telia achieves speeds of 1Gb/s on its LTE infrastructure; Regulator expecting to auction 700MHz spectrum by end-2018; Telenor looks to VoLTE as it aims to close down its 2G and 3G networks by 2025; Telia acquires Phonero; MNOs set up m-commerce joint venture; 100Mb/s broadband services available to 78% of households; Telenor and NextGenTel pursue G.fast technology; Canal Digital merged with Telenor Norway; Report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2017, recent market developments. Companies mentioned in this report: Telenor, Telia (NetCom), Tele2, BaneTele, Telenor Mobil, Mobile Norway, Teletopia, ViaSat, Canal Digital, Get, NextGenTel, Telio, Lyse, NetCom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2016 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authority
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Total telecom revenue - 2004 - 2016
      • Table Fixed-line traffic in minutes - 2004 - 2017
      • Table Revenue by sector - 2003 - 2016
      • Table Proportion of turnover by sector - 2005 - 2016
      • Table Number of telecom providers by sector - 2004 - 2015
      • Table Voice lines by type - 2006 - 2016
      • Table Telecom sector investment by type - 2012 - 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORIC OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION IN NORWAY
    • PRIVATISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
    • ACCESS
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table Residential CPS and resale subscribers - 2007 - 2015
      • Table Business CPS and resale subscribers - 2007 - 2015
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Operators' share of fixed-line traffic - 2010 - 2015
      • Table Operators' share of fixed-telephony revenue - 2002 - 2016
    • TELENOR
      • Table Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) - 2008 - 2017
      • Table Telenor Group financial data - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Telenor fixed-line subscribers - 2009 - 2017
      • International operations
    • TELIA NORWAY
      • Table Telia Norway revenue - 2004 - 2017
      • Table Telia Norway revenue by service - 2006 - 2016-7
      • Table Telia Norway subscriber statistics - 2005 - 2017
    • NEXTGENTEL (TELIO)
      • Table NextGenTel Holding financial data - 2012 - 2017
      • Table NextGenTel Holding revenue by sector - 2015 - 2017
      • Table Telio Norway financial data (historic) - 2012 - 2014
      • Table Telio Norway subscribers by sector (historic) - 2012 - 2014
      • Table NextGenTel subscribers by sector - 2011 - 2017
    • TELE2
      • Table Tele2 subscribers by sector (historic) - 2007 – 2014
      • Table Tele2 financial data by sector (historic) - 2007 - 2014
    • BANETELE
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
      • Table Fixed lines in service and penetration - 2010 - 2017
      • Table Fixed lines - PSTN/ISDN - 2000 - 2015
      • Table Proportion of households with a fixed-line - 2005 - 2017
    • NGN
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • CLOUD SERVICES
    • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Smart grids
    • WHOLESALE
      • Table Telenor wholesale lines - PSTN, DSL, LLU - 2004 - 2016
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
      • Table Broadband market revenue - 2003 - 2017
      • Government support
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
        • Table Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers - 1999 - 2009
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2018
        • Table Annual net adds in broadband connections, by type - 2008 - 2015
        • Table Broadband market share by technology - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Superfast broadband market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2016
        • Table Broadband penetration by technology - 2004 - 2016
        • Table Residential broadband connections by downstream access speed - 2013 - 2015
      • Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2018; 2020; 2022
        • Table Forecast broadband subscribers - higher market growth scenario - 2016; 2020; 2022
    • HYBRID FIBRE COAX (HFC) NETWORKS
      • Table Cable subscribers - 1999 - 2017
      • Table Market share of cable broadband subscribers by provider - 2011 - 2015
      • Table Get cable broadband revenue - 2015 - 2017
      • Table Get cable broadband subscribers - 2013 - 2017
      • Table Cable broadband revenue - 2006 - 2016
    • DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL) NETWORKS
      • Introduction
        • Table DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2017
        • Table Market share of DSL subscribers by provider - 2013 - 2015
        • Table DSL revenue - 2006 - 2016
      • Telenor
        • Table Telenor retail broadband subscribers and local loops - 2005 - 2017
      • NextGenTel
        • Table Telio broadband revenue (historic) - 2007 - 2013
        • Table Telio broadband ARPU (historic) - 2006 - 2013
        • Table NextGenTel broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2016
      • Other DSL developments
    • FIBRE-TO-THE-PREMISES (FTTP) NETWORKS
      • Introduction
        • Table Fibre broadband subscribers (retail) - 2003 - 2017
        • Table Fibre broadband revenue - 2006 - 2016
      • Utilities
      • Telenor
      • Other developments
    • OTHER FIXED BROADBAND SERVICES
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
      • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BUNDLED SERVICES
    • COMMUNICATIONS: VOIP
      • Table Fixed subscriptions - VoIP, cable - 2000 - 2016
      • Table VoIP revenue - 2006 - 2016
      • Table VoIP traffic and market share - 2005 - 2016
      • Table Telenor VoIP subscribers (historic) - 2005 - 2010
      • Table NextGenTel VoIP subscribers - 2007 - 2016
    • DIGITAL TV
      • Table Share of pay TV subscribers by operator - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Broadcasting revenue - 2007 - 2016
      • Table Broadcasting revenue by sector - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Proportion of broadcasting revenue by sector - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Share of TV subscribers by platform - 2007 - 2016
      • Table Pay TV subscribers by type - 2007 - 2016
      • CATV
        • Table CATV subscribers - 2008 - 2016
        • Table Telenor cable subscribers (Norway) - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Cable TV market share of subscribers by operator - 2011 - 2016
      • Satellite TV
        • Table Satellite TV revenue - 2007 - 2016
        • Table Satellite TV subscribers - 2007 - 2016
      • Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
        • Table DTTV revenue - 2007 - 2016
        • Table DTTV (pay) subscribers - 2009 - 2016
      • Get
        • Table Get TV subscribers - 2014 - 2017
      • Canal Digital
        • Table Canal Digital satellite subscribers - 2006 - 2017
        • Table Canal Digital DTH financial data - 2009 - 2017
      • ViaSat
        • Table ViaSat DTH subscriber statistics (Nordics) - 2007 - 2015
        • Table MTG Nordic Entertainment revenue - 2013 - 2017
      • Telenor
      • Videostreaming
        • Table IPTV (fibre and DSL) subscribers - 2008 - 2016
        • Table IPTV market share of subscribers by main operators - 2010 - 2016
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-HEALTH
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • MARKET ANALYSIS
      • Table Mobile revenue - 2002 - 2016
      • Table Mobile revenue by service - 2008 - 2016
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • General statistics
        • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
        • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Mobile voice traffic - 2004 - 2017
        • Table Prepaid share of mobile subscribers - 1999; 2005 - 2016
        • Table Prepaid and contract subscribers -2005 - 2016
        • Table Telenor Mobile (Norway) contract and prepaid subscribers - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Market share of subscribers by main provider - 2010 - 2016
        • Table Revenue market share by provider - 2010 - 2016
      • Mobile voice
      • Mobile data
        • Table Historic - Annual SMS sent - 1999 - 2009
        • Table Annual SMS sent - 2010 - 2017
        • Table Revenue from SMS services - 2010 - 2016
        • Table MMS messages sent - 2004 - 2017
      • Mobile broadband
        • Table Standard mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2017
        • Table Market share of mobile broadband subscribers by provider - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Mobile data traffic - 2008 - 2016
        • Table Average mobile data traffic per subscriber - 2010 - 2015
        • Table Mobile data revenue - 2004 - 2017
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • Roaming
        • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
    • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Analogue networks
      • Digital networks
        • Table LTE population and area coverage - 2014 - 2016
      • Other infrastructure developments
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) networks
        • Table M2M SIM cards in use - 2006 - 2016
        • Table Revenue from M2M services - 2012 - 2016
    • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
      • Telenor Mobil
        • Table Telenor Mobil - mobile subscribers - 2001 - 2017
        • Table Telenor Mobil financial data - 2005 - 2017
        • Table Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid - 2004 - 2017
      • Telia
        • Table Telia mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Telia ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid - 2002 - 2017
        • Table Telia mobile service revenue - 2015 - 2017
      • Mobile Norway
        • Table Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector (historic) - 2007 - 2014
        • Table Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector (historic) - 2007 - 2014
      • Teletopia
      • Ice
        • Table AIMNT (Ice) financial data - 2013 - 2016
        • Table Ice Norway financial data - 2013 – 2016
      • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
      • Location-based services
      • M-commerce
      • Mobile TV

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