- 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.Key Benefits
- Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Norway to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Norwegian telecoms market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Norway's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Norway.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts and views, covering the ICT, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G), internet and broadband markets.Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.Business Environment Ratings
BMI's Telecommunications Business Environment Ratings provides a country-comparative Risk-Reward Ratings index aimed at investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) in the regional telecoms market.
The ratings methodology makes sophisticated use of more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.BMI Industry Forecast Scenario
Historic data series and forecasts to end-2017 for all key industry indicators (see list below) supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.
Market Data Analysis
- Fixed-Line Telephony - Telephone lines ('000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
- Cellular Telephony - Mobile phone subscribers ('000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; mobile phone subscribers/100 fixed line subscribers.
- Internet Markets - Internet users ('000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers ('000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.
Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed line and internet segments, broken down into:
- Market Data - Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
- Technology/Service Rollout - Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and value-added handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
- Mobile Content - The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators. Including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
- Company Database - A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).
Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. The latest updates in the market's development and regulatory rulings.Company Profiles
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses.
The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.
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 .