TeliaSonera said on Friday it has appointed Christian Luiga as its new chief financial officer, a role that Luiga has fulfilled in an acting position since November 2013.
A Berenberg Bank analyst turned up the pressure on Tele2 CEO Mats Granryd to sell the company's Norwegian business, saying the operator could net up to 3 billion Swedish kronor (€334 million/$458 million) more than the unit is believed to be worth by analysts.
Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said it provided just over half of all machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in the country by the end of 2013, and that total connections grew 40 per cent year on year.
Dutch authorities are calling for TeliaSonera to set aside between €10 million ($13.8 million) and €20 million as collateral to cover any financial claims relating to an investigation of the operator's business in Uzbekistan.
TeliaSonera became the second operator this week to be probed by Dutch authorities over its business in Uzbekistan.
Dutch prosecutors have visited the headquarters of Russian operator VimpelCom, seizing documents and informing the company that a criminal investigation is being launched into its business in Uzbekistan.
Sonera, the Finnish unit of Nordic operator TeliaSonera, has agreed to buy the consumer operations and fixed networks of AinaCom for €47 million ($65 million) in a move that strengthens Sonera's position on the Finnish market.
Sweden-based Tele2 AB confirmed on Wednesday that it is in the process of evaluating a number of strategic opportunities for its Norwegian operations and has hired ABG Sundal Collier Holding ASA to advise it on the different options.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
TeliaSonera has been on a roll this week, first announcing a new executive management team and introducing a new operating model following a recent ethics review, and then adding to its fibre assets by buying a group of open fibre network companies in Sweden.