Regulation of competition and consumer conditions

Telecom and broadband

The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities takes part in ensuring well-functioning and efficient competition on the market of telecom-munications in order for consumers to benefit from low prices on mo-bile telephony and broadband.

The market of mobile telephony and fixed-line broadband is characterised by well-functioning competition to the benefit of consumers.

In July 1996, the Danish telecommunication infrastructure and services underwent a complete liberalisation. In 1999, the first telecommunications policy agreement followed, outlining the principles of market-driven and technology-neutral development of the telecommunications sector.

The liberalisation was possible due to significant development of technology, which allowed multiple digital service suppliers to compete simultaneously utilizing the same infrastructure. Due to the liberalisation, Denmark has some of the lowest telephone and internet prices in the EU.

Supervision of telecommunications

The Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Business Authority manage the supervision of telecommunications jointly.

The Danish Energy Agency supervises end user regulation, roaming, net neutrality, number resources, frequency assignments, auctions and the legislation on masts and excavation.

The Danish Business Authority manages tasks in relation to the sector-specific regulation on competition for the telecommunications market.