Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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 developments;
  • Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
  • Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences;
  • Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Reseacher:- Henry Lancaster
Current publication date:- October 2017 (16th Edition)

Executive Summary

Denmark’s regulator amends fibre network access rules

Denmark’s competitive telecom market has led to the country having the second highest broadband penetration rate in Europe. It also has one of the highest penetration rates in the mobile sector, while the fixed-line sector continues to see a decline in revenue while customers migrate to VoIP and mobile alternatives.

DSL remains the main fixed-line broadband platform. A progressive regulatory regime has encouraged operator access to both copper and fibre networks. 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. The company is near to completing its cable footprint upgrade to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which will enable about 65% of premises across the country to access services of 1Gb/s or higher. In late 2017 the regulator reviewed wholesale access regulations imposed on TDC’s fibre infrastructure in areas where alternative operators have also built networks, and thus where there is effective competition.

The mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the high penetration rate. Growth has been stimulated by consumer demand for data services based on the wide availability of LTE services. Operators are able to make use of 700MHz digital dividend spectrum which has been set aside for mobile broadband, and this in turn is helping the government meet broadband coverage targets in rural areas.

This report assesses the key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting data on the fixed network services sector as well as profiles of the major operators. It also analyses market statistics and reviews the main regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. In addition the report covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including an assessment of developments with the various technology platforms and subscriber forecasts. The report also provides an analysis of the mobile market, including the latest regulatory developments, the growth of mobile data services and operator strategies.

Key developments:

  • Regulator amends wholesale obligations on TDK’s copper and fibre infrastructure;
  • TDC to provide DOCSIS3.1 to 65% of premises by end-2017;
  • Continuing growth in fibre network roll-outs;
  • Regulator to increase MTRs from January 2018;
  • TDC acquires the MVNO Plenti;
  • Nokia Networks given five-year managed services contract for TT-Netværket;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TDC, Telia Denmark, Telenor Denmark, DLG Tele, TDC, Stofa, YouSee, TRE-FOR, NRGI. Clearwire, ButlerNetworks, ECI Telecom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, 3 Denmark, Lycamobile.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Key statistics
  • 2. Telecommunications market
    • 2.1 Market analysis
  • 3. Regulatory environment
    • 3.1 Historical overview
    • 3.2 Revised NFR
    • 3.3 Regulatory authority
    • 3.4 Telecom sector liberalisation
      • 3.4.1 Privatisation of Tele Danmark
    • 3.5 Interconnect
    • 3.6 Access
    • 3.7 Number Portability (NP)
    • 3.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 4. Fixed network operators
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 TDC
      • 4.2.1 Company restructure
    • 4.3 Telenor Denmark
    • 4.4 TeliaSonera Denmark
  • 5. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 5.2 VoIP
    • 5.3 Next Generation Access (NGA)
    • 5.4 Alternative networks
    • 5.5 International infrastructure
      • 5.5.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 5.5.2 Satellite networks
    • 5.6 Smart infrastructure
      • 5.6.1 Smart cities
  • 6. Broadband market
    • 6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
      • 6.1.1 Market analysis
      • 6.1.2 Broadband statistics
      • 6.1.3 Government support
      • 6.1.4 Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2018; 2020; 2022
    • 6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • 6.3.1 Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
      • 6.3.2 Vectoring DSL
    • 6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 6.5 Other fixed broadband services
      • 6.5.1 Fixed wireless
      • 6.5.2 WiMAX
      • 6.5.3 Satellite
      • 6.5.4 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
    • 6.6 Digital media
      • 6.6.1 Videostreaming
      • 6.6.2 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
  • 7. Mobile communications
    • 7.1 Market analysis
    • 7.2 Mobile statistics
      • 7.2.1 General statistics
      • 7.2.2 Market share
      • 7.2.3 Prepaid
      • 7.2.4 Mobile voice
      • 7.2.5 Mobile data
      • 7.2.6 Mobile broadband
    • 7.3 Regulatory issues
      • 7.3.1 Spectrum
      • 7.3.2 Roaming
      • 7.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • 7.3.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • 7.3.5 Network sharing
    • 7.4 Mobile infrastructure
      • 7.4.1 Digital networks
      • 7.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
      • 7.4.3 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • 7.4.4 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
      • 7.4.5 Enhanced High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)
      • 7.4.6 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
    • 7.5 IoT services
    • 7.6 Major mobile operators
      • 7.6.1 TDC
      • 7.6.2 Telenor Denmark
      • 7.6.3 Telia Danmark
      • 7.6.4 3 Denmark
      • 7.6.5 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • 7.7 Mobile content and applications
      • 7.7.1 Near Field Communications
      • 7.7.2 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
      • 7.7.3 M-commerce
      • Table 1 – Country statistics Denmark – 2017 (e)
      • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
      • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
      • Table 4 – Broadband subscriber statistics – 2017 (e)
      • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
      • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
      • Table 7 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 8 – Telecom investment – 2002 - 2016
      • Table 9 – Fixed line revenue by sector – 2013 - 2015
      • Table 10 – Average revenue per fixed line – 2013 - 2015
      • Table 11 – Fixed-line numbers ported per year – 2006 - 2016
      • Table 12 – Carrier and call-by-call PreSelection registrations – 2005 - 2013
      • Table 13 – Fixed subscriber lines by major operator – 2010 - 2016
      • Table 14 – Fixed network and ISDN lines – 2003 - 2016
      • Table 15 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 16 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2010 - 2017
      • Table 17 – TDC (business) revenue by sector – 2009 - 2017
      • Table 18 – TDC consumer RGUs by sector – 2012 - 2017
      • Table 19 – Telenor Denmark fixed-line revenue – 2006 - 2017
      • Table 20 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2017
      • Table 21 – Telenor Denmark EBITDA, op. profit – 2005 - 2017
      • Table 22 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2017
      • Table 23 – TeliaSonera (Denmark) revenue by sector – 2006 - 2017
      • Table 24 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 25 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 - 2018
      • Table 26 – Fixed-telephony domestic voice traffic – 2005 - 2016
      • Table 27 – Fixed-telephony revenue – 2013 - 2014
      • Table 32 – NGA connections by type – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 33 – International internet bandwidth – 1999 - 2015
      • Table 34 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
      • Table 35 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
      • Table 36 – Total internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2016
      • Table 37 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2007 - 2016
      • Table 38 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2007 - 2016
      • Table 39 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector – 2001 - 2017
      • Table 40 – Broadband access speeds by subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table 41 – Fixed-line broadband revenue by type – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 42 – Broadband coverage by data rate – 2011 - 2015
      • Table 43 – Forecast broadband subscribers –scenario – 2018; 2020; 2022
      • Table 44 – YouSee financial data – 2007 - 2015
      • Table 45 – TDC consumer broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2017
      • Table 46 – TeliaSonera Denmark broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 47 – Telenor Denmark broadband subscribers – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 48 – VDSL lines – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 49 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2016
      • Table 50 – Wireless broadband subscribers by type – 2006 - 2016
      • Table 51 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2016
      • Table 52 – IPTV subscriptions by type – 2007 - 2016
      • Table 53 – IPTV subscribers by major operator – 2009 - 2016
      • Table 54 – TDC TV subscribers – 2007 - 2015
      • Table 55 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 56 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 - 2018
      • Table 57 – Mobile traffic in minutes – 2005 - 2017
      • Table 58 – Mobile retail services revenue – 2001 - 2016
      • Table 59 – Mobile voice and data revenue by type – 2013 - 2016
      • Table 61 – Market share of subscribers by operator (main operators) – 2009 – 2016
      • Table 62 – Historic - Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 1999 - 2009
      • Table 63 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2010 - 2016
      • Table 64 – Total SMS sent – 2003 - 2017
      • Table 65 – Total MMS sent – 2003 - 2017
      • Table 66 – Mobile data traffic – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 67 – Dedicated mobile data subscriptions – 2008 - 2017
      • Table 68 – Active mobile data subscriptions – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 69 – TDC mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2017
      • Table 70 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
      • Table 71 – European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
      • Table 72 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2003 - 2016
      • Table 73 – TDC domestic mobile subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 74 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 75 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 - 2017
      • Table 76 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 - 2017
      • Table 77 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 - 2017
      • Table 78 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2017
      • Table 79 – Telia (Denmark) mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 80 – Telia (Denmark) mobile service revenue – 2006 - 2017
      • Table 81 – 3 Denmark registered subscribers – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 82 – 3 Denmark revenue and growth by sector – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 83 – 3 Denmark annualised monthly ARPU and data proportion – 2007 - 2017
      • Table 84 – M2M subscriptions by operator – 2008 - 2016
      • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 – 2016
      • Chart 2 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 – 2017
      • Chart 3 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2010 – 2017
      • Chart 4 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 5 – TeliaSonera Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
      • Chart 7 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2003 – 2018
      • Chart 8 – Total internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2016
      • Chart 9 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector; penetration – 2003 – 2017
      • Chart 10 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2016
      • Chart 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2018
      • Chart 12 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2001 – 2016
      • Chart 13 – TDC domestic subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 – 2017
      • Chart 14 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 - 2017
      • Chart 15 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2017
      • Chart 16 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2017
      • Chart 17 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2017
      • Chart 18 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2017
      • Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
      • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
      • Exhibit 3 – Denmark’s 3G licensing results – 2001
      • Exhibit 4 – 2.5GHz licence awards – 2010

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