Norway's telecoms regulator said it raised around €212 million ($292 million) from its recent spectrum auction, and also named the backer of mystery new entrant Telco Data as Access Industries, a holding company founded and chaired by Ukrainian-American billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.
TeliaSonera, Telenor and unknown newcomer Telco Data have all won spectrum for LTE services in Norway's recently completed auction of blocks in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands, although the local unit of Tele2 confirmed that it failed to get its hands on any new spectrum resources.
Europe's leading telecoms executives have been falling over themselves to call for more industry consolidation to counter falling prices in the market, and the CEO of Danish operator TDC, Carsten Dilling, is the latest to wade into the debate.
TeliaSonera said it has terminated the employment contracts of four senior employees, including its chief financial officer, following a wider review conducted by law firm Norton Rose Fulbright into business practices at its Eurasian operations.
TeliaSonera International Carrier is responding to the growing demand for bandwidth from its growing mix of carrier and social media company customers by adding 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network.
Finland achieved its goal of raising more than €100 million ($137.4 million) from its auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz frequency band, although the auction itself dragged for nine months.
After Vodafone UK announced this week it reached 100,000 LTE subscribers since August, Telenor has also revealed that it now has 400,000 LTE on its network since launching the service a year ago.
Orange launched a new wholesale service that will allow mobile operators to provide their customers with LTE services outside their domestic markets.
TeliaSonera International Carrier now has the capability to immediately double capacity on its North American terrestrial network using the super-channel implementation of Soft Decision Forward Error Correction capability that's now available on Infinera's DTN-X product.
Turkey's markets regulator has taken action to end a gridlock at Turkcell that has prevented the mobile operator from releasing second-quarter earnings and making critical decisions about its strategy.