Denmark - Mobile Infrastructure, Broadband, Operators - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Denmark’s mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the country having one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Europe. Growth has been stimulated by consumer demand for data services based on the near universal availability of LTE services. Operators have started trials of 5G services while commercial services will be greatly supported from the beginning of 2020 when spectrum in a range of bands which will become available. An auction for this spectrum was postponed in September 2018.

5G services will go far to helping the government reach its broadband coverage targets in rural areas.

This report provides an analysis of the Danish mobile market, including the latest regulatory developments, the growth of mobile data services and operator strategies.

Key developments:

  • Hi3G signs roaming deal with TDC;
  • Regulator increases MTRs;
  • TDC acquires the MVNO Plenti, trials a 1Gb/s mobile data service;
  • Nokia Networks given five-year managed services contract for TT-Netværket;
  • Telenor discontinues low-cost BiBoB brand and migrates customers to its CBB Mobil unit;
  • TDC expands NB-IoT across its LTE footprint;
  • MNOs end NFC-based mobile wallet platform;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data update to June 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TDC, Telenor Denmark, H3iG Denmark, Lycamobile, Tele2, Telia

Table of Contents

  • Market analysis

  • Mobile statistics

    • General statistics
    • Market share of subscribers by operator
    • Prepaid
  • Mobile infrastructure

    • Digital networks
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
      • IoT
  • Mobile voice

  • Mobile data

    • Short Message Service (SMS)
    • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
  • Mobile broadband

  • Regulatory issues

    • Spectrum
      • 2.5GHz
      • 2.1GHz spectrum
      • 800MHz
      • 1800MHz
      • Other spectrum
      • 900MHz / 1800MHz
      • 700MHz / 900MHz / 2300MHz
    • Roaming
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
    • Network sharing
  • Major mobile operators

    • TDC
    • Telenor Denmark
    • Telia Danmark
    • Hi3G Denmark
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
  • Mobile content and applications

    • Near Field Communications
    • M-commerce
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 3 – Mobile retail services revenue – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Mobile voice and data revenue by type – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 5 – Average revenue per mobile subscriber – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Market share of mobile subscribers by operator (main operators) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Market share of mobile subscribers by operator (main operators) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 8 – Historic - Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 9 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 10 – M2M subscriptions by operator – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Mobile traffic in minutes – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Total SMS sent – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 13 – SMS sent per subscriber – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 14 – Total MMS sent – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 15 – MMS sent per subscriber – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 16 – Mobile data traffic – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Dedicated mobile data subscriptions – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 18 – Active mobile data subscriptions – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Active mobile data subscriptions – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 20 – TDC mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 21 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 22 – European data roaming charges – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 23 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 24 – TDC domestic mobile subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 25 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 26 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 28 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 29 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Telia (Denmark) mobile ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Telia (Denmark) mobile service revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 32 – H3iG Denmark registered subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 33 – H3iG Denmark financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 34 – H3iG Denmark annualised monthly ARPU and data proportion – 2007 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 2 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – TDC domestic subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – H3iG Denmark registered subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Denmark’s 3G licensing results – 2001
  • Exhibit 2 – 2.5GHz licence awards – 2010
  • Exhibit 3 – H3iG Denmark spectrum concessions

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