Telecommunications is the largest part of the Norwegian space sector, generating two-thirds of the sector’s annual turnover, or more than NOK 4 billion.
As with the market for launchers, communications satellites represent the largest global market within the space sector as well. More than 500 satellites have been launched, servicing radio, television and telephony. During the last 30 years, these satellites have revolutionised our society, changed the economy and introduced new dimensions to television and entertainment.
Telenor, Vizada and Ship Equip are the largest participants within this field in Norway today, providing products and services for television, mobile satellite systems (Inmarsat, Iridium og Thuraya) and increasingly within satellite systems for multimedia and broadband. Norway has been a leading country in the development of satellite communication, particulary through Telenor.