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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 […]

TV4 launches dynamic targeted advertising with Com Hem and Boxer

Bonnier Broadcasting-owned Swedish broadcaster TV4 has launched dynamic customised advertising with Tele2-owned cable operator Com Hem and its digital-terrestrial unit Boxer. According to Bonnier Broadcasting, the launch with the Com Hem Play and Boxer Play services means that advertising can be customised in real-time to ensure that more relevant ads are served to customers. Targeting […]

Tele2 promotes Hagberg to head up Com Hem integration

Tele2 , the new owner of Swedish cable operator Com Hem, has named Kim Hagberg as EVP and chief of operations. Hagberg, who has played a key role in planning and managing the integration of Tele2 and Com Hem’s businesses, was previously director of product management at Tele2. In her new role she will report […]

Tele2-Com Hem deal closes

Swedish telco Tele2 has completed its takeover of local cable operator Com Hem, with all of Com Hem holding’s assets and liabilities transferred to Tele2. The merged entity will maintain the company name Tele2 and will continue to have its registered office in Stockholm, Sweden. Com Hem’s CEO Anders Nilsson takes up his new role […]

Final greenlight granted for Tele2 acquisition of Com Hem

The Swedish Companies Registration Office – the Bolagsverket – has greenlit the planned merger between mobile operator Tele2 and cable operator Com Hem. The Bolagsverket is expected to register the merger on November 5, after which Com Hem Holding will be dissolved and all its assets and liabilities will be transferred to Tele2. Com Hem […]

Com Hem reports last quarterly results before Tele2 merger

In its last earnings announcement before its Tele2 merger, Com Hem reported modest TV customer gains and said that high-end set-top box uptake now accounts for 42% of its digital TV base. Announcing its third quarter results, Com Hem said that digital TV customers (revenue generating units or RGUs) increased by 1,000 to 655,000. The […]

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