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Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
[November 08, 2017]

Denmark - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Denmark’s regulator amends fibre network access rulesDenmark’s competitive telecom market has led to the country having the second highest broadband penetration rate in Europe. It also has one of the highest penetration rates in the mobile sector, while the fixed-line sector continues to see a decline in revenue while customers migrate to VoIP and mobile alternatives.

DSL remains the main fixed-line broadband platform. A progressive regulatory regime has encouraged operator access to both copper and fibre networks. Fibre networks have a fast-growing footprint, while a number of community and metropolitan schemes have supplemented TDC’s own commitments to build out fibre. The company is near to completing its cable footprint upgrade to the DOCSIS3.1 standard, which will enable about 65% of premises across the country to access services of 1Gb/s or higher. In late 2017 the regulator reviewed wholesale access regulations imposed on TDC’s fibre infrastructure in areas where alternative operators have also built networks, and thus where there is effective competition.

The mobile market continues to show steady growth despite the high penetration rate. Growth has been stimulated by consumer demand for data services based on the wide availability of LTE services. Operators are able to make use of 700MHz digital dividend spectrum which has been set aside for mobile broadband, and this in turn is helping the government meet broadband coverage targets in rural areas.

This report assesses the key aspects of the Danish telecom market, presenting data on the fixed network services sector as well as profiles of the major operators. It also analyses market statistics and reviews the main regulatory issues including interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. In addition the report covers the fixed and fixed-wireless broadband markets, including an assessment of developments with the various technology platforms and subscriber forecasts. The report also provides an analysis of the mobile market, including the latest regulatory developments, the growth of mobile data services and operator strategies.

Key developments Regulator amends wholesale obligations on TDK’s copper and fibre infrastructure; TDC to provide DOCSIS3.1 to 65% of premises by end-2017; Continuing growth in fibre network roll-outs; Regulator to increase MTRs from January 2018; TDC acquires the MVNO Plenti; Nokia Networks given five-year managed services contract for TT-Netværket; Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report TDC, Telia Denmark, Telenor Denmark, DLG Tele, TDC, Stofa, YouSee, TRE-FOR, NRGI. Clearwire, ButlerNetworks, ECI Telecom, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, 3 Denmark, Lycamobile.

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