TeliaSonera names new commercial chief

Nordic service provider TeliaSonera has named Hélène Barnekow as senior vice-president and chief commercial officer as part of a new organizational revamp to be launched on April 1.  Barnekow will be responsible for the group’s commercial functioins with responsibility for global products, businesses and devices as well as brand and customer experience. She will also […]

Clearleap makes EMEA hires

Multiscreen technology provider Clearleap has appointed former TeliaSonera executive Ola Bergvall and former Quantel exec Mike Grieve to separate EMEA-based roles. Bergvall becomes program director, EMEA. She joins from TeliaSonera where she was responsible for the operator’s Spotify deployment as an add-on for customers in Finland, Denmark and Norway, and for the launch of mobile TV […]

MTG sells controlling stake in broadband service provider Zitius

Modern Times Group (MTG) has agreed to sell its 80% stake in Swedish broadband service provider Zitius to TeliaSonera in a deal that values Zitius at SEK380 million (€42 million). MTG said it had decided to sell the stake as the Swedish open access model – where multiple service providers can deliver services to end […]

TeliaSonera unveils new management structure following Uzbekistan affair

Nordic telco TeliaSonera has unveiled a comprehensive revamp of its management structure and has appointed a new senior management team following the scandal surrounding its Eurasia business unit and the way it conducted business in Uzbekistan. TeliaSonera will launch a new model on April 1 that will see a strengthening of its local operations and […]

TeliaSonera fires four after Eurasia investigation

Nordic telco TeliaSonera has announced that it is firing four executives after launching a “business ethics” probe into the group’s transactions in Eurasia. Though the investigation is still ongoing, the company said “it is evident to TeliaSonera’s Board and CEO that the processes for conducting some transactions have not been in line with sound business practices.” […]

Elion sees TV boost

TeliaSonera-owned Estonian service provider Elion added over 11,000 new customers to its NutiTV offering in the third quarter, a rise of 8% year-on-year, taking the total number of customers for the service to 161,000. Elion added 5% year-on-year to its broadband base in the same period, taking its total to 220,000. The company’s overall customer […]

TV boost for TeliaSonera

TeliaSonera recorded 1.398 million TV subscribers at the end of September, up 8.5% year-on-year, compared with declines for fixed broadband, voice and VoIP.  The total number of TV subscriptions rose by 109,000 from the third quarter of 2012 and by 28,000 during the quarter. The number of traditional fixed voice subscriptions decreased by 387,000 from […]

Elion revamps TV service

TeliaSonera-owned Estonian telco Elion has revamped its nutiTV IPTV offering with a new user experience.  The operator has revamped its user interface with a simpler structure, with most-viewed channels attached to the picture-in-picture feature. The company has added a set of ‘most popular’ channels to its basic package, available both in Estonian and Russian. Other […]

Elion and EMT to create mobile version of NutiTV

TeliaSonera-backed Estonian telco Elion is deepening its collaboration with mobile sister company EMT to offer a range of services including a mobile TV version of Elion’s NutiTV pay TV offering. The mobile TV service is currently under development. Elion and EMT are offering a range of other services aimed at residential and business customers including, […]

Mixed picture for TeliaSonera

Nordic telco TeliaSonera experienced a mixed picture in TV and broadband growth in the year to June.  Overall, TeliaSonera had 1.37 million TV subscribers at the end of June, up 9.8% year-on-year. However the company’s overall broadband base declined by 4% to 2.394 million. TeliaSonera’s TV base in Sweden has now passed the 600,000 customer […]