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Norway - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts

  • March 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 29 pages

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.

Key developments:
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; Tele2 buys out minority shareholders in Network Norway; MNOs set up m-commerce joint venture; regulator issues 2GHz spectrum auction rules, launches consultation on digital dividend auction; Telenor LTE network, to reach 90% population coverage by 2015; regulator's market data to June 2014; telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:
Telenor Mobil, NetCom, Mobile Norway, Teletopia, Tele2.

Table Of Contents

Norway - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of Norway's mobile market
2.1.1 Mobile statistics
2.1.2 Operator market shares
3. Regulatory issues
3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
3.1.1 GSM
3.1.2 3G
3.1.3 2.3GHz
3.1.4 2.5 - 2.6GHz
3.1.5 2GHz
3.1.6 1.8GHz.
3.1.7 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz
3.1.8 900MHz
3.1.9 700MHz
3.2 Roaming
3.3 Number portability
3.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
4. Mobile technologies
4.1 Analogue
4.2 Digital
4.2.1 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
4.3 Third Generation (3G) mobile
5. Major mobile operators
5.1 Telenor Mobil
5.1.1 Network contracts
5.2 NetCom
5.3 Mobile Norway
5.4 Teletopia
5.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
6. Mobile voice services
7. Prepaid
8. Mobile messaging
8.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
8.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
9. Mobile data services
9.1 Overview
9.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
9.3 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
9.4 Enhanced data for GSM evolution (EDGE)
9.5 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
9.6 Mobile TV
9.7 Femtocells
9.8 TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio)
9.9 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
10. Mobile content and applications
10.1 Location-based services
10.2 M-commerce
11. Forecasts
11.1 Forecasts mobile ARPU - 2009 - 2010; 2015
11.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
12. 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 Market share of subscribers by provider 2010 - 2014
Table 9 Revenue market share by provider 2010 - 2014
Table 10 European roaming charges 2007 - 2014
Table 11 Average mobile number portings (historic) 2005 - 2009
Table 12 Nordisk Mobiltelefon financial data (historic) 2006 - 2008
Table 13 Nordisk Mobiltelefon subscribers (Norway, historic) 2006 - 2010
Table 14 Telenor Mobil subscribers, prepaid, SMS and market share 2000 - 2014
Table 15 Telenor Mobil financial data 2005 - 2014
Table 16 Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2004 - 2014
Table 17 NetCom subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 18 NetCom ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2002 - 2014
Table 19 NetCom revenue 2004 - 2014
Table 20 Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 21 Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector 2007 - 2014
Table 22 Prepaid share of mobile subscribers 1999; 2005 - 2014
Table 23 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 24 Telenor Mobile (Norway) contract and prepaid subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 25 Historic - Annual SMS sent 1999 - 2004
Table 26 Annual SMS sent 2005 - 2015
Table 27 Revenue per SMS sent 2007 - 2013
Table 28 MMS messages sent and annual change 2004 - 2015
Table 29 Dedicated mobile broadband market share by subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 30 Mobile data traffic 2008 - 2015
Table 31 Mobile data traffic revenue 2004 - 2014
Table 32 M2M SIM cards in use 2007 - 2014
Table 33 Forecast mobile ARPU 2009 - 2010; 2015
Chart 1 Mobile revenue by service 2008 2014
Chart 2 Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2002 - 2014
Chart 3 Telenor Mobil financial data 2005 2014
Chart 4 Telenor Mobil ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2004 2014
Chart 5 NetCom and ARPU: blended, contract and prepaid 2002 2014
Chart 6 Mobile Norway (Tele2) subscribers by sector 2007 - 2014
Chart 7 Mobile Norway (Tele2) financial data by sector 2007 - 2014
Chart 8 Prepaid and contract subscribers 2005 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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