2014 Denmark - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

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Last updated: 7 Jul 2014 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 78

Publication Overview

This report assesses key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting recent market developments on the fixed network services sector and profiles of the major operators. It analyses market statistics and assesses the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The report also provides a comprehensive overview of the fixed, mobile and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including subscriber forecasts to 2020. It reviews the major service providers, noting the status of digital TV via terrestrial, cable and satellite platforms. In addition, the report covers the maturing mobile market, including an analysis of key regulatory issues, emerging technologies and the growth of mobile data services.

Reseacher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- July 2014 (13th Edition)

Executive Summary

TDC’s vectoring VDSL service to be available wholesale from early 2015

Denmark’s competitive telecom market has Europe’s highest broadband penetration rate, as well as a mature mobile sector which has widely available HSPA and LTE networks enabling consumer adoption of mobile data services. The recent auction for 2.6GHz spectrum will allow network operators to further increase the availability of. The fixed-line sector continues to contract, as more people forego fixed phones for VoIP and mobile-only solutions.

Fibre networks have a fast-growing footprint, while a number of community and metropolitan schemes have supplemented TDC’s own commitments to build out fibre networks. At the beginning of 2015 TDC’s network of vectored VDSL lines will be made available to other operators on a wholesale basis, which will go far to realising the government’s objective for all premises to access to 100Mb/s services by 2020.

Cable TV companies, which access more than half of Danish homes, have supplemented traditional pay TV and broadband packages with VoIP, VoD and mobile services. Analogue switch-off was affected in late 2009, allowing for 800GHz spectrum to be allocated for mobile broadband and other services.

The mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the country having one of the highest mobile penetration rates in the region. Growth has been stimulated by consumer demand for data services.

Key developments:

The number of PSTN lines continues to fall; telecom regulator abolished, with tasks reassigned to the DBA; TDC develops business strategy for 2013-2015; growth in fibre network roll-outs; TDC switches to marketing guaranteed broadband speeds; 70% of the population can access 100Mb/s broadband; TDC advances with vectoring VDSL trials; shift in broadband subscriptions from fixed-line to mobile networks; government fosters national upload speed to reach 30Mb/s by 2020; Stofa buys cable interests of Canal Digital; Ratos sells holdings in Stofa to Syd Energi; H3 Denmark scraps roaming charges for calls to several countries; TeliaSonera and H3 extend LTE coverage; regulator auctions 800MHz spectrum; TeliaSonera and Telenor create TT Network joint venture; TDC develops MVNO interests; TDC signs six-year contract with Huawei; MNOs develop NFC-based mobile wallet; regulator’s market data update to December 2013; telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2014; market developments to May 2014. 

Companies and subsidiaries covered in this report include:

TDC, Telenor Denmark, H3 Denmark, Lycamobile, Tele2, TeliaSonera, Stofa, YouSee, Canal Digital Denmark, TRE-FOR, NRGI. Clearwire, ButlerNetworks, ECI Telecom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, FastTV, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DLG Tele.

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

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