Norway - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses
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 Norway increased its market share by acquiring the operations of Tele2, Phonero and Get.
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.
Regulator recommends measures to reduce dependence on Telenor's network;
Telenor undergoes organisational restructure; sells its Central and Eastern European businesses;
Telenor to phase out PSTN infrastructure by 2025;
Telenor lays submarine cable in the Lofoten Islands;
Report update includes the regulator's market data to December 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.
Companies mentioned in this report:
Telenor, Telia Norway, Tele2, BaneTele.
Table of Contents
Telecom sector liberalisation in Norway
Number Portability (NP)
Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
Fixed network operators
Overview of the national telecom network
Submarine cable networks
Appendix – Historic data
List of Tables
Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Norway – 2019 (e)
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