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 […]

Tele2 moves to data-only price plans

European telco Tele2 is looking to transition to all-data mobile plans, as consumers make more use of internet services including mobile video. Giving a keynote talk at Mobile World Congress, Tele2 Group president and CEO Mats Granryd said that mobile pricing was moving away from pay-as-you-go to ‘bucketised’ plans and that it has already started […]

Telenor moves for Tele2′s Swedish broadband and TV operation

Norwegian operator Telenor is moving to consolidate its position in the Swedish broadband and television services sector with the acquisition of Tele2 Sweden’s fibre and cable business for SEK775 million (€88 million). Tele2 has some 370,000 households connected with fibre and cable, including 125,000 fixed broadband customers, 75,000 digital TV customers and 220,000 cable TV […]

MTS says it will fight Tele2 sale

Russian multi-play service provider MTS has said it will fight the acquisition of mobile telco Tele2’s Russian subsidiary by is state-owned  lender VTB. MTS and VimpelCom last week expressed an interest in acquiring the Russian assets of Tele2. The pair said they were willing to make a joint bid for control of Tele2 Russia for […]