Norway - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a highly developed digital media sector. Although not a member of the European Union, the country’s telecoms sector is synchronised with relevant EC legislation. Telenor is the dominant operator in all sectors, though there is increasing competition from new entrants. Telia increased its market share by acquiring the operations of Tele2 and in April 2017 it secured regulatory approval for its acquisition of the smaller mobile operator Phonero.

This report introduces the key elements of Norway’s telecom market, providing statistics and an overview of the regulatory environment, the fixed network operators and their services, and telecom infrastructure.

Key developments:

Telenor looks to exit central European markets; regulator recommends measures to reduce dependence on Telenor’s network; Telenor undergoes organisational restructure; preps for sale of its 33% interest in VEON; TeliaSonera renames local mobile unit NetCom as Telia; mobile services accounting for 62% of total sector revenue; Telenor phases out PSTN infrastructure; Thor 7 satellite launched, Thor 2 de-orbited; smart grid updates; Telenor lays submarine cable in the Lofoten Islands; report update includes the regulator’s market data to June 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q3 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Telenor, Telia, Tele2, BaneTele.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Telecommunications market
    • 3.1 Market analysis
  • 4. Regulatory environment
    • 4.1 Historic overview
    • 4.2 Regulatory authority
    • 4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Norway
    • 4.4 Privatisation
    • 4.5 Interconnect
    • 4.6 Access
    • 4.7 Number Portability (NP)
    • 4.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • 5. Fixed network operators
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Telenor
      • 5.2.1 International operations
    • 5.3 Telia Norway
    • 5.4 NextGenTel (Telio)
    • 5.5 Tele2
    • 5.6 BaneTele
  • 6. Telecommunications infrastructure
    • 6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
    • 6.2 NGN
    • 6.3 International infrastructure
      • 6.3.1 Submarine cable networks
      • 6.3.2 Satellite networks
    • 6.4 Cloud services
  • 7. Smart infrastructure
    • 7.1 Smart grids
  • 8. Wholesale
  • 9. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 4 – Broadband statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 7 – Total telecom revenue – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 8 – Fixed-line traffic in minutes – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Revenue by sector – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Number of telecom providers by sector – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Voice lines by type – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 13 – Telecom sector investment by type – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Residential CPS and resale subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 15 – Business CPS and resale subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 16 – Operators’ share of fixed-line traffic – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 17 – Operators’ share of fixed-telephony revenue – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 18 – Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 19 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 20 – Telenor fixed-line subscribers – 2009 – 2017
  • Table 21 – Telia Norway revenue – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 22 – Telia Norway revenue by service – 2006 – 2016=7
  • Table 23 – Telia Norway subscriber statistics – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 24 – NextGenTel Holding financial data – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 25 – NextGenTel Holding revenue by sector – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Telio Norway financial data (historic) – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 27 – Telio Norway subscribers by sector (historic) – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 28 – NextGenTel subscribers by sector – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 29 –Tele2 subscribers by sector (historic) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 30 – Tele2 financial data by sector (historic) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 31 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
  • Table 32 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2010 - 2017
  • Table 33 – Fixed lines – PSTN/ISDN – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 34 – Proportion of households with a fixed-line – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 35 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Revenue by sector – 2003 – 2016
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 – 2016
  • Chart 3 – Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) – 2008 – 2017
  • Chart 4 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 – 2017
  • Chart 5 – Telenor fixed subscribers – 2009 – 2017
  • Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 – 2016

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Number of pages 32

Status Current

Last updated 30 Jan 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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