Sweden’s Tele2 to buy cable operator Com Hem

Swedish telco Tele2 has agreed to buy local cable operator Com Hem in a merger agreement that will establish Tele2 as a major integrated mobile and fixed line operator in Sweden. Tele2 will absorb Com Hem in a deal that was described by the firms as a “natural next step for both companies”. The agreement […]

Combining fixed and mobile failing to deliver synergies, says Fries

Combining fixed and mobile assets and marketing quad-play services has so far failed to deliver significant synergies and the mobile business remains under pressure globally, according to Liberty Global president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global’s financial results, Fries said that he hadn’t “yet seen what the real advantages are from […]