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 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.

  • Key developments:
  • 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

  • Key statistics

  • Telecommunications market

    • Market analysis
  • Regulatory environment

    • Historic overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation in Norway
    • Privatisation
    • Interconnect
    • Access
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
  • Fixed network operators

    • Introduction
    • Telenor
      • International operations
    • Telia Norway
    • NextGenTel (Telio)
    • Tele2
    • BaneTele
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • NGN
    • International infrastructure
      • Submarine cable networks
      • Satellite networks
    • Cloud services
    • Smart infrastructure
      • Smart grids
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Norway – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Operators’ share of fixed-line subscriptions (minor providers) – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 3 – NextGenTel Holding financial data – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 4 – NextGenTel Holding revenue by sector – 2015 – 2018
  • Table 5 – NextGenTel subscribers by organisational sector – 2017 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration 2000 – 2009
  • Table 7 – Historic - Total telecom revenue – 2004 – 2009
  • Table 8 – Historic - Revenue by sector – 2003 – 2008

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Change in total telecom revenue and annual growth – 2009 – 2023
  • Chart 2 – Change in telecom revenue by sector – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Change in the proportion of turnover by sector – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Decline in the number of fixed voice lines – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Change in telecom sector investment – 2012 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Change in fibre and LTE investment – 2012 – 2017
  • Chart 7 – Decline in fixed-line traffic in minutes (PSTN/ISDN) – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Operators’ share of fixed-line subscription s – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Decline in fixed-telephony revenue (PSTN/ISDN) – 2008 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Telenor domestic fixed-line revenue by type – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 11 – Telenor Group financial data – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 12 – Decline in Telenor’s voice and broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 13 – Change in Telia Norway’s revenue – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Change in Telia Norway’s broadband and mobile subscriber numbers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 15 – Decline in fixed lines in service and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 16 – Decline in the number of VoIP lines in service – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 17 – Operators’ share of VoIP revenue – 2015 – 2018
  • Chart 18 – International internet bandwidth – 2005 – 2017

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Number of pages 47

Status Current

Last updated 10 Sep 2019
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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