Mr Torleif P Dahl

Torleif P Dahl

Updates

E-commerce

Spam Amendments Enter into Effect
Norway | 03 March 2005

Changes to Paragraph 2b of the Marketing Control Act came into force on February 1 2005. Under the new paragraph, it is forbidden in business activity, without prior consent, to direct marketing communications at natural persons with the help of electronic communication processes that allow individual communication.

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media

Authority Issues New Decision on Market 16
Norway | 06 June 2007

After carrying out a new analysis of Market 16 and considering the comments submitted by operators, the Post and Telecommunications Authority has recently published a new decision on Market 16. The authority identified Telenor ASA, Netcom AS, Tele2, TDC Song and MTU as operators with significant market power, and notified the obligations that it would impose on them.

Authority Presents Draft Decision on Telio's Termination Prices
Norway | 07 March 2007

In its decision on Market 9 - the market for call termination on the fixed public telephone network - the Post and Telecommunications Authority required providers with significant market power in this market to implement termination charges based on Telenor's prices. In a subsequent draft decision the authority found that Telio had failed to justify the need to charge higher termination prices.

Authority Reaches Decision in Market 18
Norway | 06 December 2006

The Post and Telecommunications Authority has recently notified its decision on Market 18. The authority decided to divide the market into five markets based on their technical platform and service level. Because none of the markets met all the conditions for ex ante regulation, the authority did not assess whether any operators have significant market power in any of the markets.

Tele2 Appeals Authority Decision on Markets 1, 2, 3 and 5
Norway | 21 June 2006

On April 21 2006 the Post and Telecommunications Authority issued a decision concluding that Telenor had significant market power in Markets 1 to 6 and imposing regulatory obligations on Telenor. Tele2 has now appealed the decision, claiming that, following the decision, it will no longer be able to compete with Telenor in the traditional telephony market.

Authority Presents Draft Decision on Markets 1 to 6 to ESA
Norway | 29 March 2006

Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Act, the Post and Telecommunications Authority has identified Telenor ASA as an operator with significant market power in Markets 1 to 6 (retail markets for fixed telephony) and notified the obligations that it would impose on it. The authority has presented a draft decision to the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority and is awaiting its comments.

Authority Presents Draft Decision on Market 15 to ESA
Norway | 25 January 2006

Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Act, the Post and Telecommunications Authority has identified Telenor Mobil as an operator with significant market power in Market 15 and notified the obligations that it would impose on it. The authority has presented a draft decision to the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority and is awaiting its comments.

Authority Adopts Obligations for Operators in Market 16
Norway | 02 November 2005

Pursuant to the Electronic Communications Act, the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority has identified Telenor ASA, Netcom AS, Teletopia AS and Tele2Norge AS as operators with significant market power in Market 16. In its final decision dated September 19 2005 the authority notified the obligations that it would impose on these operators.

LLU and Wholesale Broadband Access Obligations Announced
Norway | 10 August 2005

On July 1 2005 the Post and Telecommunications Authority issued proposed decisions on the use of regulatory measures in the local loop unbundling and wholesale broadband access markets. Telenor ASA was identified as an operator with significant market power in both markets. In its decisions, the authority notified the obligations that it intends to impose on Telenor in each market.

Internet Telephony Providers Can Seek Exemption from Obligations
Norway | 18 May 2005

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority has published a policy paper presenting its views on how Voice over Internet Protocol services are regulated under Norwegian law. The paper indicates that the authority would consider granting temporary exemptions from some regulatory obligations imposed on internet telephony providers.

Obligations for Mobile Voice Call Termination Announced
Norway | 20 April 2005

After analyzing the market for voice call termination on individual mobile networks, the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority has announced its aim to promote the most efficient use of the existing infrastructure, and to allow for sufficient profit from the existing infrastructure to create an incentive to carry out the necessary upgrading and new investment in the network.

Ministry Backs Telenor's Bid to Bid
Norway | 01 December 2004

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has backed an appeal by Telenor that allowed it to bid in the auction for the use of spectrum in the 3.5 gigahertz band. Telenor was permitted to bid on up to six blocks of 3.5 megahertz bandwidth in each region, while other bidders could bid on 25. In June 2004 Nordisk Mobiltelefon was awarded the licence for use of spectrum in the 450 megahertz band.

Analysis of Fixed-Line Interconnection Markets is Completed
Norway | 22 September 2004

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority recently published its analysis of the fixed-line interconnection markets. The analysis aims to identify any providers with significant market power in these markets, which will provide the foundation for maintaining or removing sector-specific regulations that currently follow from Norwegian telecommunications legislation.

Electronic Communications Act Redefines 'Significant Market Power'
Norway | 23 June 2004

The Electronic Communications Act has significantly modified the scope of the Post and Telecommunications Authority's regulation of electronic communication markets. The most important change is that the authority must conduct market analysis in order to identify providers with significant market power in the various relevant markets.