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Broadband in Norway 2016

There has been a large increase in 4G coverage as 99.5 percent of the population has access to 4G network at the end for first half of 2016. Nkom has estimated the area coverage for 4G to approximately 87 percent at the end for first half of 2016. On the same date in 2015 this coverage was less than 50 percent. Access to high speed broadband increases and approximately 85 per cent of the households have access to high speed broadband at the end for first half of 2016.

An increasing number of households have access to high speed broadband over fibre. The number of households with access to fibre increased from 39 percent in first half 2015 to 46 percent in first half 2016. At the end of first half of 2016 approximately 64 percent of the households with access to fibre held a subscription for fibre. This uptake increased from 62 percent at the end for first half of 2015.

These are some of the findings presented in the report “Broadband in Norway 2016”, that was published by Nkom in December 2016. The report is based on figures from coverage reports by Nexia, Nkom statistics and the broadband subscribers own measurements via the broadband speedometer www.nettfart.no. The report also describes the mobile broadband coverage in Norway based on 4G. The estimates are based on data from all base stations in Norway as at the end of the first half of 2016.