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Introduction

Norway is one of the most advanced digital economies in Europe, with 100% 4G coverage and 96% of the total population using fixed internet.

Highlights

  • Reduced mobile termination rates (MTRs) will help to bring down tariffs and improve quality of services.
  • The allocation of spectrum for mobile broadband communications will facilitate the efficient use of spectrum and maximize economic benefits to society.
  • Norway is one of the few European countries to deregulate its wholesale high-quality access market at a fixed location.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details on the relevant regulated markets in Norway.
  • Provides a detailed picture of the regulatory environment in Norway.
  • Offers detailed analysis of the upcoming broadband policies in the country.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Norway?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Norway?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Mobile access and call origination
  • SMS termination
  • Roaming obligations
  • MVNO access

Other services subject to regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Regulatory position on OTTs
  • Regulatory position on IoT/M2M
  • Numbering policy
  • Data protection regulation

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund
  • Universal service obligation for broadband

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author