Norway Telecommunications Report Q3 2014 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Jun 05 2014

BMI View: The Norwegian electronic communications services market bears one of the highest per-capita values in the world, owing to the ubiquity of advanced infrastructures and services. It is, however, also one of the most competitive and saturated markets, making it difficult for small players to grow their businesses or for new entrants to achieve tolerable returns on their investments. Nevertheless, Access Industries seems set on building the country's fourth mobile network, despite the existing players recording subscription losses and falling revenues and small wireline operators continue to consolidate in pursuit of the scale needed to compete with incumbent Telenor and key alternative operators such as Get and TelioTelecom / NextGenTel . We expect the market to continue revolving around a handful of major players, with competition driving the development of new services or partnerships with network-agnostic players such as Netflix .

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Key Data

* BMI believes there were 1.277mn fixed lines in service at the end of 2013, a figure that will fall to 1.138mn by 2018.
* The mobile market also underperformed in 2013. There were 5.947mn subscribers at the end of 2013, a figure that will slowly rise to 6.143mn by 2018.
* Driven by demand for rich media services, such as network-agnostic Internet TV, the broadband market represents the only real area of organic growth. BMI estimates a year-end 2013 subscription base of 2.747mn, rising to 3.032mn in 2018.

Key Trends And Developments

Tele2 has said that it will stop investing in its 3G network rollout project through Network Norway and is reviewing its plans for the Norwegian market in general after it failed to secure new spectrum late in 2013. Although it has since established a roaming agreement with incumbent Telenor and launched 4G LTE services, Tele2's downbeat assessment reflects the importance of having the passive and active infrastructure needed to succeed in the...

The Norway Telecommunications Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Norway's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Norway Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Norway.

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