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Telia completes tower business stake sale

Nordic multiplay telco Telia Company has completed the divestment of 49 per cent of its tower business in Sweden, to Brookfield and Alecta, as all regulatory approvals have been received. On January 27th, 2022, Telia announced the sale of 49 per cent of its tower business in Sweden to Brookfield and Alecta at a price corresponding […]

June 1, 2022

FreeMove Alliance and Millicom cooperate

FreeMove Alliance, the global mobile telecommunications alliance between Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telia and Telecom Italia, and Millicom, a provider of fixed, mobile and digital services in Latin America serving enterprise customers through its Tigo Business brand, have signed a partnership agreement to offer seamless connectivity solutions to multinational customers (MNCs) across the Americas and beyond. […]

January 31, 2022

Magine hires new Head of Engineering from Telia

Marcus Lindén, who until recently was Head of Development for Telia Media and Entertainment, joins Magine Pro as the new Head of Engineering. Lindén has a long background within digital media and OTT services, primarily at TV4 and Bonnier Broadcasting. In his latest role at Telia he was driving the integration of common platforms and […]

December 10, 2021

Telia H1: “Service revenue sees significant improvement”

Telia, the Swedish multinational telco, has reported that net sales declined 1.1 per cent to SEK 43,691 million (€42.5m) and like for like, net sales increased 2.4 per cent in H1. Service revenues decreased 3.1 per cent to SEK 37,629 million and like for like, service revenues increased 0.4 per cent in the same period. […]

July 21, 2021

Analyst: 3.9bn 5G subs by 2026

While 5G is being widely deployed on a global basis, we haven’t even begun to see the full potential of this technology, according to research firm GlobalData. The company notes that 5G is yet to make a

July 19, 2021

Report: 135,000 hours of VoD content in Nordics

The VoD ecosystem brings huge benefits for the consumers, with an ever-increasing supply of content. With Nordic streaming consumers having access to more than 15 years’ worth of content, it is safe to say that supply has never been greater. Mediavision’s latest analysis of the Nordic streaming market shows that consumers in the region have […]

June 10, 2021

Telia returns to EBITDA growth

Telia company, the Nordics telco, has reported its Q1 results. Net sales declined 2.7 per cent to SEK 21,814 million (€21.m) and like for like, net sales remained unchanged. Service revenues decreased 4.9 per cent to SEK 18,747 million and like for like, service revenues declined 2.3 per cent. The outlook for 2021 remains unchanged. […]

April 23, 2021

TV3 Group drives OTT growth with telco partnerships

TV3 Group, the Baltics media group, has increased the reach of its OTT service Go3 through cooperation agreements with major telecommunications companies, cable operators and IPTV providers such as Bite, Tele2, Telia and Baltcom. With its strong partners, Go3 has grown its paying subscriber base to more than 200,000, a substantial part being on long-term […]

February 22, 2021

Sweden: 5G auction opens and closes

Sweden’s auction of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for the development of 5G has opened and closed after just one day. Sweden’s regulator closed the auction after four rounds of bidding, and the end-result has been described as being “benign” for the telcos involved. The average bidding price was a mere €0.06 per MHz […]

January 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Telia to sell carrier operation to Polhelm Infra

Telia Company has reached an agreement with Polhem Infra for the sale of its international carrier business, Telia Carrier, for a value of SEK 9,450 million (€900.1m) on a cash and debt free basis. At the same time, Telia Company enters a long-term strategic partnership with Telia Carrier, securing continuous network solutions to Telia’s customers. […]

October 6, 2020