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 fixed-line, mobile and broadband 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;
  • 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).

Executive Summary

Denmark’s telecom market competition impacting on revenue

Denmark’s competitive telecom market continues to benefit from having one of the highest broadband penetration rates globally, as well as comprehensive LTE coverage. This has stimulated a range of IP-enabled applications which has encouraged revenue growth in the mobile and internet segments, though market competition has meant that overall sector growth has fallen in recent years.

Excellent cable and DSL infrastructure have been supported by a progressive regulatory regime which 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 nationally. The development of VDSL and fibre, as well as LTE-A and 5G in the mobile market, is crucial to meeting the government’s objective for all premises to have access to a 100Mb/s service by 2020.

The mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the country having one of the highest mobile penetration rates in Europe. 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.

This report introduces the key aspects of the Danish telecom market, providing data on the fixed network services sector as well as profiles of the major operators. It also analyses market statistics and assesses the key regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. In addition the market reviews the latest developments and statistics in the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including subscriber forecasts. It also covers developments in the mobile voice and data sectors, including spectrum auctions and emerging technologies such as 5G.

Key developments:

  • Aqua Comms begins work on the North Atlantic Loop cable to Denmark;
  • TDC extends reach of DOCSIS3.1;
  • Continuing slide in number of PSTN lines;
  • TDC extends the reach of its DOCSIS3.1 service, providing 1Gb/s downloads;
  • Continuing growth in fibre network roll-outs;
  • TDC advances with vectoring VDSL;
  • Government to increase minimum national upload speed to 30Mb/s by 2020;
  • Hi3G signs roaming deal with TDC;
  • 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 to June 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

TDC, Telia Denmark, Telenor, MIT Tele (DLG Tele), H3iG Denmark, Lycamobile, Tele2

Henry Lancaster
February 2019

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation of Tele Danmark
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • TDC
    • Telenor Denmark
    • Telia Denmark
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • VoIP
    • Next Generation Access (NGA)
    • Alternative networks
    • International infrastructure
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • Smart infrastructure
      • Smart cities
  • Broadband market

    • Introduction and statistical overview
      • Market analysis
      • Broadband statistics
      • Government support
      • Forecasts – fixed broadband subscribers – 2019; 2021; 2023
    • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • Very High Data Rate DSL (VDSL)
      • Vectoring DSL
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Fixed wireless
      • WiMAX
      • Satellite
      • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
  • Digital media

    • Videostreaming
  • Mobile communications

    • Market analysis
    • Mobile statistics
      • General statistics
      • Market share of subscribers by operator
      • Prepaid
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • Digital networks
      • Other infrastructure developments
    • Mobile voice
    • Mobile data
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • Mobile broadband
    • Regulatory issues
      • Spectrum
      • 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

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Telecom investment – 2002 – 2017
  • Table 4 – Fixed-line numbers ported per year – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Carrier and call-by-call PreSelection registrations – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 6 – Fixed subscriber lines by major operator – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Fixed network and ISDN lines – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 8 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 9 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 10 – TDC (business) revenue by sector – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 11 – TDC consumer RGUs by sector – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Telenor Denmark fixed-line revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 13 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 14 – Telenor Denmark EBITDA, op. profit – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 15 – Telia Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 16 – Telia Denmark revenue by sector – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 18 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Fixed-telephony domestic voice traffic – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Fixed-telephony revenue – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 21 – Average revenue per fixed line – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 22 – VoIP subscribers and traffic in minutes – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 23 – TDC VoIP subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 24 – Telia Denmark VoIP subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 25 – Telenor VoIP subscribers – 2008 – 2014
  • Table 26 – NGA connections by type – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 27 – International internet bandwidth – 1999 – 2015
  • Table 28 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 – 2009
  • Table 29 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Total internet subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 32 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2007 – 2017
  • Table 33 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 34 – Broadband access speeds by subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 35 – Superfast (>100Mb/s) broadband access speeds by subscribers – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 36 – Fixed-line broadband revenue by type – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 37 – Broadband coverage by data rate – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 38 – Forecast broadband subscribers –scenario – 2019; 2022; 2023
  • Table 39 – TDC consumer broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 40 – Telia Denmark broadband subscribers and ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 41 – Telenor Denmark broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 42 – VDSL lines – 2013 – 2018
  • Table 43 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 44 – Wireless broadband subscribers by type – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 45 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 46 – IPTV subscriptions by type – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 47 – IPTV subscribers by major operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 48 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 49 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 50 – Mobile retail services revenue – 2001 – 2017
  • Table 51 – Mobile voice and data revenue by type – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 52 – Average revenue per mobile subscriber – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 53 – Market share of mobile subscribers by operator (main operators) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 54 – Market share of mobile subscribers by operator (main operators) – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 55 – Historic - Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 1999 – 2009
  • Table 56 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 57 – M2M subscriptions by operator – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 58 – Mobile traffic in minutes – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 59 – Total SMS sent – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 60 – SMS sent per subscriber – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 61 – Total MMS sent – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 62 – MMS sent per subscriber – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 63 – Mobile data traffic – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 64 – Dedicated mobile data subscriptions – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 65 – Active mobile data subscriptions – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 66 – Active mobile data subscriptions – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 67 – TDC mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 68 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 69 – European data roaming charges – 2014 – 2017
  • Table 70 – Annual mobile numbers ported – 2003 – 2018
  • Table 71 – TDC domestic mobile subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 72 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 73 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 74 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 75 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 76 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 77 – Telia (Denmark) mobile ARPU – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 78 – Telia (Denmark) mobile service revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 79 – H3iG Denmark registered subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 80 – H3iG Denmark financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 81 – H3iG Denmark annualised monthly ARPU and data proportion – 2007 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by sector (DKK) – 2009 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – TDC Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – TDC (consumer) revenue by sector – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Telenor Denmark subscribers – DSL, VoIP, telephony and mobile – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telia Denmark subscribers by sector – 2005 – 2018
  • 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 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Total fixed-line broadband subscribers by sector; penetration – 2003 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Fibre broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 11 – Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2005 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – Prepaid subscriptions and percentage of subscribers – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 13 – TDC domestic subscribers (retail, wholesale and Telmore) – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 14 – TDC mobile services revenue – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 15 – Telenor Denmark mobile subscribers, proportion prepaid – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 16 – Telenor Denmark ARPU – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Telenor Denmark mobile revenue – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – Telia (Denmark) mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 19 – H3iG Denmark registered subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop
  • Exhibit 2 – Denmark’s 3G licensing results – 2001
  • Exhibit 3 – 2.5GHz licence awards – 2010
  • Exhibit 4 – H3iG Denmark spectrum concessions

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