In the Norwegian Electronic Communications Act § 1-5, the Ministry proposes to include new definitions of data centre, data centre service and data centre operator. The definition of data centre is proposed to be far-reaching and to include everything from a single data room to "hyperscale" data centre facilities.
Further, the definition of a data centre service will refer to services that are offered from a physical data centre, often referred to as a "colocation data centre". Also, this definition will be quite wide-ranging and include services such as infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-as-service, but also associated services linked to the physical data centre such as power supply, cooling, physical security and access control.
The most interesting point is perhaps the definition of a "data centre operator" which will be a natural or legal person that operates a data centre or provides data centre services in Norway. The Ministry has stated that the definition will also include data centres dedicated to cryptocurrency mining.