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Tele2 Netherlands’ James to quit

Jon James, executive VP and former CEO of Tele2 Netherlands – and former Com Hem executive – is to leave the company at the end of June. Following the merger of Tele2 and T-Mobile in the Netherlands, announced on January 2nd2019, Jon James, Executive Vice President and former CEO Tele2 Netherlands, will officially leave Tele2 […]

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 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 and T-Mobile complete Dutch merger

Nordic cable and telecom operator Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom have completed the merger of their Dutch operations. The combination of the pair’s Dutch assets will see Tele2 Netherlands absorbed by T-Mobile. The completion of the deal follows European Commission regulatory approval at the end of November following an in-depth analysis that earlier had raised concerns […]

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 […]

Confirmed: EU approves Deutsche Telekom-Tele2 deal in the Netherlands

The European Commission has unconditionally approved Deutsche Telekom’s acquisition of Tele2 in the Netherlands, concluding that the merger raises no competition concerns. The deal will see the Netherlands’ third largest mobile operator, T-Mobile Netherlands, merge with fourth-place provider Tele2, creating a company that will remain the third-largest player on the Dutch market after KPN and […]

Report: Deutsche Telekom-Tele2 deal to get EU approval

The EU is set to green-light Deutsche Telekom’s acquisition of Tele2 in the Netherlands, according to a Reuters report. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters said the deal is due to get unconditional anti-trust approval, following a European Commission investigation into the deal. In its preliminary analysis the EC raised competition concerns about the […]

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