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Norway kicks off 1800 MHz spectrum auction

Norway started an auction of 1800 MHz frequencies on Wednesday, resuming a process that was postponed because of TeliaSonera's bid to acquire Tele2 Norway.

TeliaSonera gears up to launch cloud-based connected car service in 2016

TeliaSonera said it will become the world's first operator to launch a cloud-based connected car service with a new smartphone-centred function that is due to launch in Sweden in 2016.

Telenor appoints CEO in Denmark, continues to mull options for unit

Telenor said Jesper Hansen will officially take on the role of CEO at Telenor Denmark, as the operator continues to consider its options for the Danish business.

Tele2 and Kazakhtelecom to form mobile JV in Kazakhstan

Tele2 and Kazakhtelecom agreed to bring their respective mobile businesses in Kazakhstan into a joint venture to strengthen the position of both companies in this highly competitive Central Asian market.

Tele2 CEO says management reshuffle will deliver improved customer focus

Tele2 became the third operator in the past two weeks to announce a restructure of top-tier management, following similar moves by Orange and TeliaSonera.

Telenor plans to sell 33% VimpelCom stake worth $2.3B

Telenor said it plans to sell its entire 33 per cent stake in VimpelCom, currently valued at $2.3 billion (€2 billion), as it seeks to place its focus on "creating value in core operations."

UK asks to take over Three/O2 review, as Vestager cautions against 4 becoming 3

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) asked the European Commission to let it investigate CK Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 UK unit because it believes the deal will have the greatest impact on competition in the UK.

Telenor, TeliaSonera wind down Danish team established to lead merger efforts

Telenor said a management team established to run its planned joint venture with TeliaSonera in Denmark is now in the process of shutting the project down.

Malin Frenning leaves TeliaSonera, as operator announces further restructuring

TeliaSonera said SVP Malin Frenning will leave the company as it moves to combine its Commercial and Technology groups, and announced that Emil Nilsson will head up its newly formed Region Eurasia division.

Hutchison mulls IPO for merged O2-Three, but deeper EU probe looms

A future combined O2 UK and Three UK could eventually become a listed company, although the proposed deal to merge the two mobile operators continues to hang in the balance with reports suggesting it will now be subject to a full-scale investigation by the European Commission (EC).