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Research by Country/Region January 17, 2018  
Norway: Broadband Fixed Wireless Access

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A. CURRENT GOVERNMENT POLICY GOVERNING ACCESS TO THE WORLDWIDE FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS BAND (3.4 TO 3.7 GHZ), LMDS (28 TO 31 GHZ) AND UNLICENSED BAND

The 2.4 and 5 GHz is administrated under the Authorized Frequency Use Regulation. Please refer to attached translation of the regulation. For unlicensed bands, 3.5 GHz and 28 Ghz, the licenses are assigned (licensed bands).
Contact persons in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Per Wilhelmsen/Rolf Wibe

B. DEMAND OR A NEED FOR BFW SERVICES

Yes, but only for delivery of services to businesses and public offices. Delivery to private homes is very costly and it can't compete with ISDN and ADSL.
Contact persons in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Per Wilhelmsen/Rolf Wibe

C. LICENSING

The owner of public telecom nets and companies offering public telecom services and rented communication nets shall according to the Regulations on Public Telecommunications Networks and Public Telecommunications Services (please see attached translation) register their enterprise at the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority. A license for operating such services is not required. A license for usage of radio frequencies is required in general, except for the frequencies that are unlicensed according to the Authorized Frequency Use Regulation. This regulation also sets the standard for maximum signal level etc.

It is further necessary to develop information regarding the interface between the service provider's equipment and the user equipment. This is to secure the competition for user equipment. An EU directive is applying for this: Regulation on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment.

Contact information to the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority:

    Postal address:
    P.O. Box 447 Sentrum
    NO-0104 Oslo, Norway
    Tel.: +47 22 82 46 00
    Fax.: +47 22 82 46 40
    Contact: Mr. Arve Dagfinnrud
    firmapost@npt.no


D. FOREIGN OWNERSHIP LIMITS

None as long as the companies register their enterprise and is using a radio frequency according to the regulations.
Contact persons in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Per Wilhelmsen/ Rolf Wibe

E. INTERCONNECTION TARIFFS

Actors with a strong market position (i.e. Telenor) is required to have standard interconnection terms and to negotiate about interconnection with all parties that are requesting reasonable requests regarding this issue. With other actors, interconnection is based upon freely agreements and requirements agreed upon at negotiations. The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority can assist in conflict solving through mediation or through determine terms if mediation does not lead to a solution.
Contact persons in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Per Wilhelmsen/Rolf Wibe

F. OTHER POLICIES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING BFW

Yes, the Regulation on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment. Please refer to attached translation.
Contact person in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Stein Gudbjørgsrud

G. TO WHAT EXTENT ARE BFW SERVICES BEING OFFERED BY DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL FIRMS?

BFWA is being offered by both domestic and international firms. Contact person in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Rolf Wibe

H. CURRENT LIST OF BFW ACCESS PROVIDERS

Bane Tele Nett AS
Priority Telecom Norway AS
Tele2 Norge AS
Eltele AS
Eltele Vest AS
Broadnet Norge AS
Tele Danmark Internordia (Former Eltele Øst)

Contact person in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Rolf Wibe

I. CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES, AND IMPORT DUTIES

For sales, there is a registration requirement. Representatives in Norway has to be registered at the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority. Regulations, acts and forms in English are found at http://www.npt.no.

The equipment has to be in accordance with the Regulation on Radio and Telecommunication Terminal Equipment. Contact person in the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority: Ove Ness.

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