Norway Telecommunications Report Q4 2014 - New Study Released

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Sep 16 2014

The Norwegian telecommunications market faces a change of dynamics following the exit of Tele2, one of the largest operators in July 2014. This is set to bring about redistribution in market shares. The country's second largest operator TeliaSonera will boost its market share having acquired Tele2 assets, while newcomer Access Industries is poised to erode the market share of both incumbent Telenor and TeliaSonera having secured necessary bandwidth and financing to increase its presence in Norwegian market. BMI believes that telecommunications operators will be mostly focussing on data services to increase ARPU, this will not affect the subscriber numbers, however, as the market is past saturation point. Broadband services have scope for growth, especially from rural areas, boosted by a new government support scheme.

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Key Data

* Norwegian mobile market added 31,000 new subscriptions in Q214, this can mainly be attributed to the estimated growth of post-paid subscriber numbers of Tele2 and TeliaSonera.
* Mobile broadband will be the key data growth driver for the coming years, it has displayed a steady growth as subscriber numbers increased 4.4% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 822,422 in 2013 from 787,651 in the previous year.
* Regulator NPT reports that there were 1.236mn fixed telephony connections in Norway at the end of 2013. This represented a y-o-ydecrease of 11.3% from 1.394mn in December 2012

Key Trends And Developments

Following an unsuccessful auction round to acquire 800MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz bands in December 2013, Tele2 chose to divest its Norwegian assets. TeliaSonera announced acquiring Tele2's assets, but the deal is subject to regulatory approval and due to be finalised in 2015. With the acquisition TeliaSonera increased its 4G coverage considerably and vowed to reach 98% of population with 4G coverage by 2016. Reportedly, the newcomer Access Industries, that secured spectrum Tele2 missed out on, aims to build its 4G network by 2015....

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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