TeliaSonera sees TV growth across markets

Nordic telco TeliaSonera grew its TV base across most of its markets during the final quarter of 2014.  TeliaSonera had 697,000 TV customers in its major market, Sweden, at the end of last year, up 8.7% on the figure for December 2013. TeliaSonera added 16,000 TV customers in the final quarter of the year, along […]

Best of British SVoD service launches in Finland

Cirkus, the UK content SVOD service, has launched in Finland. The service has launched on the Sonera IPTV platform, which is run by Swedish/Finish telco TeliaSonera. It rolled out this week on the Finnish service and will then launch on the Telia service in Sweden in January. Cirkus is a low-cost SVOD service for pay […]

Food Network and Fine Living launch on Estonia’s Elion TV

Channel provider Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has launched its Food Network and Fine Living networks through Estonian telco service provider Elion.  Food Network and Fine Living will each launch on Elion’s TV service on January 1, giving Elion the full Scripps Networks International channel portfolio. Food Network SD and Fine Living will join Travel […]

Telenor and TeliaSonera merge Danish operations

Norway-based operator Telenor has agreed struck a deal with Nordic telco TeliaSonera to merge their Danish operations, in a deal designed to create a “robust mobile contender” in Denmark. Each firm will own a 50% stake in the new joint venture, which will have a combined mobile subscriber base of around 3.5 million and a […]

TeliaSonera buys Tele2 Norway

Nordic service provider TeliaSonera has bought mobile telco Tele2’s Norwegian operations for an enterprise value of SEK5.1 billion (€548 million) on a cash and debt-free basis.  With the deal, TeliaSonera said it will accelerate its nationwide rollout of 4G and said the transaction will increase its mobile market share in Norway to roughly 40%, up […]

MTG completes sale of Zitius to TeliaSonera

Modern Times Group (MTG) has completed the sale of its 80% stake in Swedish broadband service provider Zitius to TeliaSonera, after receiving approval from the Swedish Competition Authority.  In a statement, MTG said that Zitius will be deconsolidated from its accounts from the beginning of June and that the deal is expected to generate a […]

TeliaSonera selects Cisco for bandwidth expansion

TeliaSonera has selected Cisco’s Remote-PHY solution to increase bandwidth and expand its service across its cable footprint in Finland. Using the solution, which is part of Cisco’s advanced access architecture, TeliaSonera aims to increase access network capacity, drive more productivity and increase operational efficiency. TeliaSonera already has an installed base of Cisco Cable Modem Termination […]

TeliaSonera names corporate development chief

Nordic service provider TeliaSonera has named Henriett Wendt as head of group corporate development. Wendt, who will be responsible for strategy, business development, mergers and acquisitions across the group, is currently head of corporate strategy and participation management at Swisscom. She will join TeliaSonera by the end of August. “I am very happy to announce […]

TeliaSonera sees TV progress

The number of TeliaSonera customers taking TV services grew to 1.446 million at the end of the first quarter, up 7.2% or 97,000 year-on-year and up 17,000 on the previous quarter. The figure represented a faster rate of growth than for broadband, where the Nordic and Baltic area telco saw growth of 5.4% year-on-year to […]

TeliaSonera combines Estonian fixed and mobile under Kalm

TeliaSonera has combined its fixed and mobile assets in Estonia under a single management structure. Fixed line telco Elion and mobile unit EMT will be managed from April by Valdo Kalm, chief executive of Eesti Telekom.