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Norway - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

  • November 2016
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 23 pages

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. Although not a member of the European Union, the country's telecoms sector is synchronised with relevant EC legislation.

Telenor is the dominant operator in all sectors, though there is increasing competition from new entrants. TeliaSonera has increased its market share by acquiring the operations of Tele2. In March 2016 the company renamed its local mobile division Netcom as Telia, and in the following November it acquired the smaller mobile operator Phonero.

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.

Key developments:

Telenor preps for sale of its 33% interest in VimpelCom; TeliaSonera renames local mobile unit NetCom as Telia; mobile services accounting for 62% of total sector revenue; Telenor phases out PSTN infrastructure; Thor 7 satellite launched, Thor 2 de-orbited; Telenor realigns operating divisions; smart grid updates; Telenor lays submarine cable in the Lofoten Islands; report update includes the regulator's market data to June 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telenor, TeliaSonera, Tele2, BaneTele.

Table Of Contents

Norway - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market analysis
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Historic overview
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Norway
4.4 Privatisation
4.5 Interconnect
4.6 Access
4.7 Number Portability (NP)
4.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Telenor
5.2.1 International operations
5.3 TeliaSonera
5.4 NextGenTel (Telio)
5.5 Tele2
5.6 BaneTele
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
6.2 NGN
6.3 International infrastructure
6.3.1 Submarine cable networks
6.3.2 Satellite networks
7. Smart infrastructure
7.1 Smart grids
8. Wholesale
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2016 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016 (e)
Table 4 Broadband statistics 2016 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Total telecom revenue 2004 - 2016
Table 8 Fixed-line traffic in minutes 2004 - 2017
Table 9 Revenue by sector 2003 - 2016
Table 10 Proportion of turnover by sector 2005 - 2016
Table 11 Number of telecom providers by sector 2004 - 2015
Table 12 Voice lines by type 2006 - 2015
Table 13 Telecom sector investment by type 2012 - 2015
Table 14 Residential CPS and resale subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 15 Business CPS and resale subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 16 Operators' share of fixed-line traffic 2010 - 2015
Table 17 Operators' share of fixed-telephony revenue 2002 - 2016
Table 18 Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) 2008 - 2016
Table 19 Telenor Group financial data 2007 - 2016
Table 20 Telenor fixed-line subscribers 2009 2016
Table 21 TeliaSonera (Norway) financial data 2012 - 2016
Table 22 TeliaSonera (Norway) revenue by service 2006 - 2016
Table 23 TeliaSonera subscriber statistics 2005 - 2016
Table 24 NextGenTel Holding financial data 2012 - 2016
Table 25 Telio Norway financial data (historic) 2012 - 2014
Table 26 Telio Norway subscribers by sector (historic) 2012 - 2014
Table 27 NextGenTel subscribers by sector 2011 - 2016
Table 28 Tele2 subscribers by sector (historic) 2007 - 2014
Table 29 Tele2 financial data by sector (historic) 2007 - 2014
Table 30 Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
Table 31 Fixed lines in service and penetration 2010 - 2017
Table 32 Fixed lines PSTN/ISDN 2000 - 2015
Table 33 Proportion of households with a fixed-line 2005 - 2017
Table 34 Telenor wholesale lines PSTN, DSL, LLU 2004 - 2016
Chart 1 Revenue by sector 2003 2016
Chart 2 Proportion of turnover by sector 2005 2016
Chart 3 Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) 2008 2016
Chart 4 Telenor Group financial data 2007 2016
Chart 5 Telenor fixed subscribers 2009 2016
Chart 6 Fixed lines in service and penetration 2005 2017
Chart 7 Telenor wholesale lines PSTN, DSL, LLU 2004 2016

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