2012 Denmark - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

Publication Overview

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Denmark’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors. Subjects include:

  • Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
  • Facts, figures and statistics;
  • Industry and regulatory issues;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
  • Convergence and Digital Media;
  • 3G subscriber and mobile ARPU forecasts to 2015;
  • Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2020.

Key developments:

Continuing slide in number of PSTN lines; telecom regulator abolished, with tasks reassigned to the DBA; TDC develops business strategy for 2013-2015; NTC announces plan to sell 10% stake in TDC; TeliaSonera providing 75% LTE coverage; regulator auctions 800MHz spectrum; H3 extends LTE network; TeliaSonera and Telenor create TT Network joint venture; Stofa buys cable interests of Canal Digital; Ratos sells holdings in Stofa to Syd Energi; VoIP accounting for 37% of all fixed telephony subscriptions; TDC develops MVNO interests; mobile data traffic growth; MTRs reduced to DKK0.33 per minute; 3 Denmark shows significant increase in subscriber base in 2012; mobile services revenue continues to fall, showing affects of cuts in MTS, roaming and lower voice revenue; MNOs develop NFC-based mobile wallet; regulator’s H1 2012 market data update; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2012; market developments to April 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

TDC, Telenor Denmark, 3 Denmark, Lycamobile, Tele2, YouSee, Stofa, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, TeliaSonera, Canal Digital Denmark, TRE-FOR, NRGI. Clearwire, ButlerNetworks, ECI Telecom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, FastTV, DLG Tele.

Reseacher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- April 2013 (11th Edition)

Executive Summary

Government increases national upload speed to 30Mb/s by 2020

BuddeComm’s half-yearly publication, Denmark - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts, provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in the telecommunications and digital media markets in one of Europe’s smaller and more advanced countries. The report includes the regulator’s market data for H1 2012, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q4 2012, and market developments to April 2013.

Telecom market overview

Denmark’s competitive telecom sector has benefited from government efforts to develop national FttH services, with the aim of providing widely available 1Gb/s services by 2020. Overall telecoms sector revenue continues to fall, with lower revenue from landline and mobile telephony in recent years partly offset by a slight growth in data communications and broadband. Revenue decline, exacerbated by the poor economic climate, has also affected investment among telcos, which has fallen steadily since 2009. To secure future revenue stream telcos’ investment strategies are focussed on expanding their mobile and fibre-based networks, and securing spectrum when made available.

Broadband market

Denmark has one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the world, helped by excellent DSL and cable infrastructure and the growing availability of fibre networks. The government has also long promoted broadband as a crucial economic driver. A 2013 study by the Enterprise Agency emphasised the escalating demand for greater network speeds, and to this end the government has targeted national 30Mb/s upload access, complementing the existing provision of 100Mb/s download speeds by 2020.

Key telecom parameters – 2010; 2013

Sector

2010

2013 (e)

Subscribers by sector (million):

Fixed broadband subscribers

2.15

2.49

Mobile broadband (dedicated cards)

0.79

0.98

Mobile phone

7.72

9.25

Fixed-line telephony

1.79

1.35

Penetration by sector:

Broadband

38%

48%

Mobile

136%

147%

Fixed-line

32%

25%

(Source: BuddeComm)

Market Highlights

  • Licensees for recently auctioned spectrum the 800MHz band must provide mobile broadband services of at least 10Mb/s. Coverage obligations must to be fulfilled by 2015.
  • The cable sector is dominated by TDC’s YouSee and Stofa, which have both invested in DOCSIS3.0 technology to help retain customers in areas where FttH is being rolled out. Stofa in late 2012 was sold by Ratos to an energy company.
  • The government continues to facilitate municipal access to fibre infrastructure as part of a process to provide a 50Mb/s service by 2013 and to prepare the groundwork for 1Gb/s services by 2020. In addition, a 30Mb/s upload speed has been mandated nationally. Denmark is expected to have among the more concentrated FttH networks in Europe within the next decade.

This report is essential reading for those needing high level strategic information and objective analysis on the telecom sector in Denmark. It provides further information on:

  • Market liberalisation and regulatory issues;
  • The impact of the global economic crisis;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile data market developments in coming years in light of spectrum auctions and new license awards;
  • 3G developments, regulatory issues and technologies including HSPA and LTE;
  • Broadband migration to an FttH architecture;
  • Historical and current subscriber statistics and forecasts;
  • ARPU statistics and forecasts.

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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key Statistics
  • 2. Telecommunications Market
    • 2.1 Overview of Denmark’s telecom market
  • 3. Regulatory Environment
    • 3.1 History
      • 3.1.1 Revised NFR
    • 3.2 Regulatory authority
      • 3.2.1 Danish Business Agency (DBA)
    • 3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Denmark
      • 3.3.1 Privatisation of Tele Danmark
      • 3.3.2 Interconnect
      • 3.3.3 Access
      • 3.3.4 Number portability (NP)
      • 3.3.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 4. Fixed Network Operators
    • 4.1 Overview of Operators
    • 4.2 TDC
      • 4.2.1 Company restructure
    • 4.3 Telenor Denmark
    • 4.4 TeliaSonera Denmark
  • 5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
    • 5.1 National telecom network
    • 5.2 Alternative networks
    • 5.3 International
      • 5.3.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 5.3.2 Satellite networks
  • 6. Broadband Market
    • 6.1 Overview
      • 6.1.1 Regulatory issues
      • 6.1.2 Government support
      • 6.1.3 Broadband statistics
    • 6.2 Cable modems
    • 6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
      • 6.3.1 Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
    • 6.4 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
      • 6.4.1 Community networks
      • 6.4.2 TDC
    • 6.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
    • 6.6 Wireless broadband
      • 6.6.1 WiMAX
      • 6.6.2 Satellite
      • 6.6.3 Mobile broadband
  • 7. Digital Media
    • 7.1 Overview of digital media
    • 7.2 Key general trends
    • 7.3 Digital media
      • 7.3.1 Business models – bundled services
    • 7.4 Regulatory issues
      • 7.4.1 Overview
      • 7.4.2 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • 7.5 Digital TV
      • 7.5.1 Broadband (IPTV)
      • 7.5.2 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
      • 7.5.3 VoIP
      • 7.5.4 Cable TV
      • 7.5.5 Satellite-based digital pay TV developments
      • 7.5.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
  • 8. Mobile Communications
    • 8.1 Overview of Denmark’s mobile market
      • 8.1.1 Mobile statistics
      • 8.1.2 Operator market shares
    • 8.2 Regulatory issues
      • 8.2.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 8.2.2 Roaming
      • 8.2.3 Mobile number portability
      • 8.2.4 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
      • 8.2.5 Network sharing
    • 8.3 Mobile technologies
      • 8.3.1 Digital
      • 8.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
    • 8.4 Major mobile operators
      • 8.4.1 TDC
      • 8.4.2 Telenor Denmark
      • 8.4.3 Telia Danmark
      • 8.4.4 3 Denmark
      • 8.4.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 8.5 Mobile voice services
      • 8.5.1 Prepaid
    • 8.6 Mobile Messaging
      • 8.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 8.6.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 8.7 Mobile data services
      • 8.7.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 8.7.2 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • 8.7.3 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
      • 8.7.4 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
      • 8.7.5 Mobile TV
      • 8.7.6 TETRA (TErrestrial Trunked RAdio)
      • 8.7.7 Femtocells
      • 8.7.8 Near Field Communications
      • 8.7.9 Machine to Machine (M2M)
      • 8.7.10 M-commerce
  • 9. Forecasts
    • 9.1 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2012; 2020
      • 9.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
      • 9.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
    • 9.2 Forecasts – mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2010; 2015
    • 9.3 Forecasts – UMTS subscribers – 2006 - 2010; 2015
    • Table 1 – Country statistics Denmark – 2012 (e)
    • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2012 (e)
    • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2012 (e)
    • Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
    • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
    • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
    • Table 7 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 8 – Telecom investment – 2002 - 2013
    • Table 9 – Penetration of telecoms services, by sector – 2003 - 2013
    • Table 10 – Fixed-line numbers ported per year – 2006 - 2012
    • Table 11 – Carrier PreSelection registrations – 2005 - 2012
    • Table 12 – Subscriber lines by operator – 2010 - 2012
    • Table 13 – Fixed network and ISDN lines – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 14 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 15 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 16 – TDC (business) revenue by sector – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 17 – TDC domestic RGUs by sector – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 18 – Telenor Denmark fixed-line revenue – 2006 - 2012
    • Table 19 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2012
    • Table 20 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 21 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 22 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2013
    • Table 23 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2013
    • Table 24 – Total internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2013
    • Table 25 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 26 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 27 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector – 2001 - 2013
    • Table 28 – Broadband access speeds by proportion of premises – 2009 - 2011
    • Table 29 – Broadband subscribers by alternative technologies – 2008 – 2012
    • Table 30 – Broadband subscribers by data speed (download) – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 31 – YouSee subscribers by sector – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 32 – YouSee revenue by sector – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 33 – YouSee financial data – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 34 – Cable broadband subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2011
    • Table 35 – TDC broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 36 – DSL subscribers by access type– 2006 - 2011
    • Table 37 – Proportion of DSL subscriptions by access type – 2004 - 2011
    • Table 38 – TeliaSonera Denmark broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 39 – Telenor Denmark broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 40 – DSL market share by operator – 2007 - 2011
    • Table 41 – DSL subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2011
    • Table 42 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 43 – Fibre broadband subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2011
    • Table 44 – Wireless broadband subscribers by type – 2006 - 2012
    • Table 45 – WiMAX subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2011
    • Table 46 – Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 47 – TDC mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 48 – Triple play subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 49 – Bundled service subscribers – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 50 – TDC bundled service subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 51 – IPTV subscriptions by type – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 52 – IPTV subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 53 – TDC TV subscribers – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 54 – TDC VoD subscribers (consumer) – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 55 – VoIP subscribers and traffic in minutes – 2005 - 2012
    • Table 56 – VoIP penetration – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 57 – TDC VoIP subscribers (consumer) – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 58 – Telia Denmark VoIP subscribers – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 59 – Telenor VoIP subscribers – 2008 - 2011
    • Table 60 – YouSee financial data – 2004 - 2012
    • Table 61 – YouSee TV RGUs by type– 2009 - 2012
    • Table 62 – Mobile subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 63 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2013
    • Table 64 – Mobile traffic in minutes – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 65 – Mobile services revenue – 2001 - 2013
    • Table 66 – Market share of subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 2008 – 2012
    • Table 67 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2011; 2014
    • Table 68 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 69 – TDC domestic mobile subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2003 - 2012
    • Table 70 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 71 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 - 2012
    • Table 72 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 - 2012
    • Table 73 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 - 2012
    • Table 74 – Telenor Denmark EBITDA, op. profit – 2005 - 2012
    • Table 75 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2013
    • Table 76 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 77 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) mobile financial data – 2006 - 2013
    • Table 78 – 3 Denmark subscribers – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 79 – 3 Denmark revenue and growth by sector – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 80 – 3 Denmark annualised monthly ARPU and data proportion – 2007 - 2012
    • Table 81 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 1999 - 2012
    • Table 82 – Total SMS sent – 2003 - 2013
    • Table 83 – Average number of SMS sent per subscriber – 2004 - 2012
    • Table 84 – Service provider proportion of SMS messages sent – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 85 – Total MMS sent – 2003 - 2013
    • Table 86 – Service provider proportion of MMS messages sent – 2009 - 2012
    • Table 87 – Mobile data traffic – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 88 – Dedicated mobile data subscriptions – 2008 - 2013
    • Table 89 – Mobile internet revenue – 2009 - 2013
    • Table 90 – TETRA subscribers by operator – 2006 - 2007
    • Table 91 – M2M subscriptions by operator – 2008 - 2012
    • Table 92 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
    • Table 93 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2010 - 2013; 2020
    • Table 94 – Forecast mobile ARPU – 2005 - 2010; 2015
    • Table 95 – Forecast UMTS subscribers – 2006 - 2010; 2015
    • Chart 1 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 2 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2012
    • Chart 3 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2013
    • Chart 4 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector – 2006 – 2013
    • Chart 5 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2002 – 2013
    • Chart 6 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2003 – 2013
    • Chart 7 – Total internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2013
    • Chart 8 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector; penetration – 2003 – 2013
    • Chart 9 – YouSee subscribers by sector – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 10 – YouSee revenue by sector – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 11 – YouSee financial data – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 12 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2013
    • Chart 13 – Wireless broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2012
    • Chart 14 – Bundled service subscribers – 2008 – 2012
    • Chart 15 – IPTV subscriptions by type – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 16 – YouSee financial data – 2004 – 2012
    • Chart 17 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2003 – 2013
    • Chart 18 – TDC domestic subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2003 – 2012
    • Chart 19 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 – 2012
    • Chart 20 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2012
    • Chart 21 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2012
    • Chart 22 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2012
    • Chart 23 – Telenor Denmark EBITDA, op. profit – 2005 – 2012
    • Chart 24 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2013
    • Chart 25 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2001 – 2012
    • Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
    • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
    • Exhibit 3 – Overview of digital media
    • Exhibit 4 – Denmark’s 3G licensing results – 2001
    • Exhibit 5 – 2.5GHz licence awards – 2010
    • Exhibit 6 – Premium SMS market overview – 2012

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