Broadband Market Overview and Statistics
Norway’s broadband penetration is among the highest in Europe, the
result of a technologically demanding population and the efforts of providers
to migrate dial-up subscribers to broadband services. Telenor and Tele2 are
the leading ISPs, though a number of smaller operators and resellers are also
active. This report profiles Norway’s fixed and wireless broadband
markets in 2007, together with developments in related technologies such as
Broadband Powerline (BPL), wireless broadband, and Internet via satellite.
It also provides broadband forecasting to 2017.
See table of
contents and report summary.
Convergence, Key Statistics and Digital TV
Norway has focussed on upgrading fixed-line networks to ADSL2+ in recent years,
providing a solid infrastructure for the delivering triple play services. The
small but advanced broadcasting market is scheduled to be all-digital by 2009.
This report introduces the key aspects of Norway’s triple play offerings
in 2007, together with developments in the digital, cable and satellite TV
markets. It also provides an analysis on analogue switchover and profiles
the major market players. See the report
summary and table of content.
Norway Key Statistics,
Telecom Market & Regulatory Overviews
In common with other Scandinavian countries, Norway has a sophisticated telecom
market with high broadband and mobile penetration rates and a developed digital
TV sector. Although not a member of the European Union, its telecoms sector is
synchronised with relevant EC legislation. Telenor and Tele2 are the dominant
operators in all sectors, though there is increasing competition from new
entrants. This report introduces the key elements of Norway’s telecom
market in 2007, providing statistics and an overview of the regulatory
environment, the fixed network operators and their services and telecom
infrastructure. See table of
Market - Overview & Statistics Report
Norway’s mobile market is a duopoly between the network operators Telenor
Mobile and TeliaSonera’s NetCom, supplemented by a small number of MVNOs.
Mobile penetration reached 100% in 2005, though annual growth rate remains
among the highest in Europe. Telenor’s analogue network was closed in
January 2005, while both Telenor and NetCom offer GSM 900/1800 networked
services and 3G services. This report profiles Norway’s mobile market
in 2007, providing statistics on the main operators, a review of the key
regulatory issues, and a snapshot of the consumer market for mobile data
services such as SMS and mobile TV. See table of
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