Only 115,000 landlines are still active in Norway.
In 2012, there were 800,000 landlines in Norway. The number was halved in 2015 and fell to 240,000 in 2018. Nevertheless, the landline will not die out in the foreseeable future, Telenor told P4.
“The landline will persist. There is no need to worry. Everyone should have access to a good and stable telephone line,” information manager Magnus Line in Telenor told the radio channel.
With the outdated copper network on its way to being phased out by the end of 2022, the landline system will switch to another technology. The copper network, which has been used until now, is old and outdated. However, there are many people who still want to be able to use a landline.
“The average age of (landline) customers is around 75 years. Many of them have had a landline all their adult lives, and they have a desire to continue using it.”
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