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:

  • Telia Company to acquire Get and TDC Norway;
  • Telenor exits central European markets;
  • Regulator recommends measures to reduce dependence on Telenor’s network;
  • Telenor undergoes organisational restructure; sells its Central and Eastern European businesses;
  • Telia Company renames local mobile unit NetCom as Telia Norway;
  • Telenor to phase out PSTN infrastructure by 2025;
  • Smart grid updates;
  • Telenor lays submarine cable in the Lofoten Islands;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data to December 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, 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 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Norway – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Total telecom revenue – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 3 – Fixed-line traffic in minutes (PSTN/ISDN) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 4 – Revenue by sector – 2003 - 2017
  • Table 5 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Number of telecom providers by sector – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 7 – Voice lines by type – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Telecom sector investment by platform – 2012 - 2017
  • Table 9 – Residential CPS and resale subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Business CPS and resale subscribers – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 11 – Operators’ share of fixed-line traffic – 2010 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Fixed-telephony revenue (PSTN/ISDN) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Operators’ share of fixed-telephony revenue – 2002 - 2017
  • Table 14 – Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) – 2008 - 2018
  • Table 15 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 16 – Telenor fixed-line subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Telia Norway revenue – 2004 - 2018
  • Table 18 – Telia Norway revenue by service – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Telia Norway subscriber statistics – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 20 – NextGenTel Holding financial data – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 21 – NextGenTel Holding revenue by sector – 2015 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Telio Norway financial data (historic) – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 23 – Telio Norway subscribers by sector (historic) – 2012 - 2014
  • Table 24 – NextGenTel subscribers by sector – 2011 - 2017
  • Table 25 – NextGenTel subscribers by organisational sector – 2017 - 2018
  • Table 26 –Tele2 subscribers by sector (historic) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 27 – Tele2 financial data by sector (historic) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 28 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 2000 - 2009
  • Table 29 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 30 – Proportion of households with a fixed-line – 2005 - 2018
  • Table 31 – International internet bandwidth – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 32 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 - 2016
  • Chart 1 – Revenue by sector – 2003 – 2017
  • Chart 2 – Proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 3 – Telenor fixed-line financial data (Norway) – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Telenor Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Telenor fixed subscribers – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2000 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Telenor wholesale lines – PSTN, DSL, LLU – 2004 – 2016

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Number of pages 32

Status Current

Last updated 3 Sep 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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