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Market 4 –Wholesale market for high-quality access provided at a fixed location

Based on the analysis of the market for wholesale high-quality access provided at a fixed location (Market 4), the Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has concluded that this market does not qualify for sector-specific ex ante regulation. Nkom has made the decision on 20 December 2018, that the market for wholesale high-quality access provided at a fixed location will not be regulated.

The wholesale market for terminating segments of leased lines (former Market 6) which, in accordance with national conditions, Nkom has defined as the wholesale market for leased lines with capacities up to and including 8 Mbit/s, is now included in the definition of Market 4. In Nkom’s decision of 20 April 2012, Telenor ASA (Telenor) was designated as a provider with significant market power and was imposed specific obligations in the wholesale market for leased lines with capacities up to and including 8 Mbit/s. Based on the conclusion in the analysis, there are no longer grounds for continuing this sector-specific regulation. Nkom therefore adopts a decision stating that the obligations imposed on Telenor in the above-mentioned decision are removed.

Decision in Market 4 (2018)