If you take a closer look at the various smartphone and mobile data plans of European operators, you'll see that data sharing--and here I define it as mobile data plans with at least one extra SIM card to share a data bundle between two devices--is now thriving as an increasing number of operators adopt various forms of this pricing and marketing approach.
Tele2's president and CEO dismissed a report by a Swedish newspaper accusing the company of under-handed dealing in Kazakhstan, saying the article doesn't reveal anything the company hasn't already investigated itself.
TeliaSonera enjoyed what analysts at Jefferies called a "solid" third calendar quarter on the back of improvements to its Swedish and Finnish operators, despite a near 13 per cent fall in net income year-on-year.
A year ago Vodafone could count over 750,000 more mobile subscribers than Orange in Spain, but in July this year Orange nudged slightly ahead to take second place in the market after market leader Movistar.
TeliaSonera welcomed Tele2-owned Mobile Norway's announcement that it has signed a frequency licensing and network purchase agreement with Ice Communication Norge, saying the move helps to meet the "political target" of maintaining three mobile networks in the country.
German authorities are preparing a far-reaching probe into claims U.S. and UK intelligence agencies have free and easy access to telecoms data from major operators including Deutsche Telekom.
TDC has agreed to buy Norwegian pay-TV company Get for NOK13.8 billion (€1.67 billion/$2.1 billion) in a deal that the Denmark-based operator said would create Scandinavia's largest cable TV company by revenue and represented its most significant investment in some years.
The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (NPT) postponed its planned auction of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band due to the uncertainties caused by TeliaSonera's plan to buy Tele2 Norway.
TeliaSonera received 1,145 requests for lawful interception of subscribers' communications from Swedish authorities in the first half of 2014, over half the total number of requests received in the country in all of 2013.
Yoigo, the fourth operator in Spain, continues to face a somewhat uncertain future after parent company TeliaSonera again said it is considering its options on the Spanish market.