The last ten years have been marked by the
increasing use of information and communication
technologies, and particularly by different forms of
telecommunications. At the same time, the telecom
industry has gone through radical changes, due
mainly to the digitalisation and liberalisation that
have revolutionised the sector since the 1980s. Some
companies have disappeared, while new entrants
dominate the global arena. The Finnish Nokia emerged
in the wake of this development, and together with
the old Swedish incumbent, L.M. Ericsson, they make
Scandinavia a telecom centre in the world. Norway
did not get a Nokia, despite its leading role in
telecom in the 1980s. What is more, the old
Norwegian telecom industry has virtually
disappeared. An industry that employed thousands of
workers in the 1980s has all but vanished.
Nevertheless, Norway is still a leading country in
telecom, and one of the most profitable and
promising Norwegian companies in recent years is
Telenor, the former Public Telephone Operator (PTO).
This books provides an historical explanation and
understanding of this development, that is, the rise
and fall of the Norwegian telecom industry.
Sverre August Christensen.
The book elaborates on how the digitalisation and liberalisation
altered the telecom industry. Norway's telecom industry all but
disappeared, instead, the public operator, Telenor became one of
the most prominent service provider in the world. This book
provides an historical explanation and understanding of this