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 […]

Tele2 Estonia teams up with Viasat for TV and internet service

Mobile operator Tele2 Estonia has teamed up with pay TV outfit Viasat to launch a joint TV and internet offering across the country. Tele2 and Viasat will offer two combination packages. A Silver package for €25 a month will include unlimited internet with speeds of up to 30Mbps downstream and 10Mbps upstream along with 25 […]

Swedish investment firm buys 18.5% Com Hem stake

Swedish investment firm Kinnevik has bought an 18.5% stake in domestic TV, broadband and landline provider Com Hem in a SEK3.7 billion (€384 million) deal. Kinnevik, which is also an investor in Swedish telco Tele2 and Nordic entertainment group MTG, agreed to buy 33.9 million Com Hem shares from NorCell – the indirect investment holding […]

The QYou expands in the Netherlands

Youth broadcaster The QYou is expanding its Dutch footprint after agreeing a deal with Tele2. Tele2 is adding The QYou’s linear network to its IPTV programming line-up, marking its third deal in the Netherlands following agreements with Ziggo and T-Mobile Netherlands’ OTT service Knippr. “The Netherlands is one of the most evolved markets in the […]

EC clears Tele2’s buyout of TDC Sweden

The European Commission has cleared Sweden-based telecom operator Tele2’s SEK2.9 billion (€311 million) buyout of TDC Sweden. In a statement, Tele2 said it will now work towards closing the transaction by the end of the month and that the deal will allow it to become a stronger player in the business-to-business segment in its home market […]

KPN strikes ‘reference deal’ on fixed network access

Dutch telco KPN has reached an agreement with rival service provider Tele2 and pay TV provider M7 Group about access to its fixed network based on virtual unbundled local access (VULA) and wholesale broadband access (WBA) respectively, for seven years. VULA and WBA are alternatives to unbundled passive network access (MDF) that KPN currently offers […]

Telenor Norwegian TV sees modest growth

Norwegian telco Telenor’s domestic TV base remained stable in the fourth quarter. The telco had 531,000 TV customers, up from 530,000 in the third quarter and up from 527,000 year on year. TV ARPU increased to NOK287 (€33) in the fourth quarter, up from NOK279 a year earlier. Telenor’s Norwegian fixed broadband base declined slightly […]

Tele2 Russia teams up with SPB TV to launch OTT TV service

Russian mobile operator Tele2 has teamed up with technology provider SPB TV to launch an OTT TV service. The service gives Tele2 3G users the ability to view over 60 Russian and international channels, which will also be available via fixed broadband. The Tele2 TV service will be available to Android device users, who represent […]

MTG strikes online partnership with Tele2

Modern Times Group (MTG) has struck a deal with Swedish alternative telco Tele2 that will see the latter offer MTG’s Viaplay online live and on-demand TV service to its 3.7 million mobile and mobile broadband subscribers. Both new and existing Tele2 customers will have the option to include Viaplay in their subscription packages from the […]

Telenor reports best quarter for EBITDA

Norwegian operator Telenor reported its best ever quarter in terms of EBITDA and operating cash flow, after adding 3.4 million new mobile subscribers during the third quarter. In its home market, total revenue in the quarter was NOK6.675 billion, up 6% year-on-year, with fixed revenues remaining stable as increased revenues from internet and TV were […]