TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is seeing more of its customer base scaling their demand for 100G optical wavelength services in North America.
Telenor has appointed Sigve Brekke as its new CEO to replace long-serving industry veteran Jon Fredrik Baksaas, who retires in August after 13 year at the helm of the Norway-based operator.
TeliaSonera International Carrier's ongoing drive into the North American market has enabled it to increase its overall reach to 40 percent.
TeliaSonera has become the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification (CE 2.0), adding new quality and service enhancements to its retail and wholesale lines for business and carrier customers.
TDC launched a strategic review of its hosting business that may lead to a sale of the unit, although the Denmark-based operator stressed that no decision has yet been made
Telenor and TeliaSonera said they were confident that a planned merger of their respective Danish mobile network operations would be approved during 2015 after the European Commission (EC) opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed deal. The approval deadline has already been extended by a further 10 days to Sept. 2.
TeliaSonera is now able to implement its expansion plans for Norway after the Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) approved the Sweden-based group's plan to acquire the Norwegian operations of Tele2.
TeliaSonera president and CEO Johan Dennelind hinted that further deals along the lines of the company's planned Danish joint venture with Telenor are on the cards, as the operator revealed net income fell 7 per cent year on year in 2014.
Ericsson has won a contract in its own back yard after TeliaSonera picked the equipment manufacturer to manage its field operation services in parts of Sweden.
TeliaSonera said its operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2014 would take a SEK2.2 billion (€234 million/$271 million) hit, mainly because of write downs on its Eurasian businesses.