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Tele2 sees TV base decline

Nordic service provider Tele2 saw its Swedish digital TV base decline by 9,000 in the quarter to September, a similar slide to that reported for the same period last year. The company added 1,000 cable and fibre TV customers, but saw its digital-terrestrial base decline by 10,000. Tele2 added 11,000 fixed broadband and 34,000 mobile […]

Tele2 sees TV numbers drop as DTT declines

Swedish telco Tele2, owner of the Com Hem cable network and former Boxer digital-terrestrial TV service, lost a net 7,000 TV customers in the quarter to June, with 2,000 cable and fibre network gains partially offsetting the loss of 7,000 DTT subscribers. Tele2 had 1.041 million TV customers at the end of June, down 3% […]

‘Faster than planned’ Com Hem integration boosts Tele2

Tele2 is set to continue its Swedish focus, following the “faster than planned” integration of Com Hem. Cable operator Com Hem was acquired by the Swedish telco in November 2018 in a deal that valued the former at SEK 26.0 billion (€2.65 billion). In the past quarter, Tele2 has also withdrawn much of its interest […]

Tele2 marks progress on fixed-mobile convergence plan

Tele2 made solid progress in the first quarter towards realising its vision of fixed-mobile convergence following its merger with cable operator Com Hem, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Nilsson said that initiatives such as selling mobile services to Com Hem customers following the launch of Com Hem mobile and selling fixed services to Tele2’s mobile […]

Tele2 combines fixed and mobile tech under Thomas Helbo

Following its merger with cable operator Com Hem, Tele2 has combined its fixed and mobile technology units into a single organisation under CTO Thomas Helbo. Helbo, current EVP of fixed technology, and former CTO at Com Hem, will lead the combined organisation. The change means that Thomas Björklund, currently Executive Vice President Technology Mobile, will […]

Tele2 looks to Com Hem mobile and convergence as ‘legacy services’ drag on growth

A new Com Hem mobile service and fixed-mobile convergence will be key to Tele2’s growth this year, according to CEO Anders Nilsson. Growth from Tele2’s newly acquired TV base in Sweden was flat last year, as was its cable and fibre fixed-line subscriber base, with Tele2 seeing growth coming from core services and mobile post-paid […]

Com Hem claims record for high-speed broadband

Swedish cable operator Com Hem has achieved recognition as the world’s fastest broadband service provider by the Guinness World Records. The record is based on Com Hem’s ability to supply a broadband connection of 1.6Tbps during the DreamHack Summer eSports event in Jönköping last summer. Guinness World Records established that this was the fastest internet […]

Com Hem launches mobile telephony on Tele2 network

Swedish cable operator Com Hem, now part of Tele2, has soft-launched a mobile telephony offering as part of the range of services it provides. Com Hem said that the mobile offering would be commercialised more widely across its base during the first quarter. The cable operator is offering mobile over Tele2’s network, which it says […]

A tale of three telcos: Telia is best bet for Nordics, says Jefferies

Swedish telco Telia represents a better prospect for investors than its Norwegian neighbour Telenor, despite risks to the company, according to analysts from Jefferies. In a note on Scandinavian telcos, Jefferies also said that “visibility is limited” on prospects for a third player in the region, Tele2. The analysts said that Telia “has a sustainable […]

Tele2 secures loan to finance Com Hem takeover

Swedish telco Tele2 has secured a SEK2 billion (€200 million) loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to finance its merger with cable operator Com Hem. Tele2 said that the additional funding from NIB would extend its maturity profile and achieve further diversification of its funding. This will include a cancellation of Tele2’s existing loan […]

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