TeliaSonera, Telenor to combine Danish operations

The Danish telecoms market  faces consolidation

Nordic operator TeliaSonera and Norway-headquartered Telenor have announced an agreement to merge their Danish operations into a joint venture, of which each party will hold 50%. The two telcos said the new company will create a robust new operator in the very competitive Danish market.

TDC offloads Finnish operations to DNA

Finland's capital, Helsinki

Danish incumbent operator TDC has struck a deal with Finnish player DNA that will see DNA acquire TDC’s Finnish operations for €154m. The deal covers both TDC Finland and TDC Hosting—which provide communications and IT solutions to public and private enterprises and wholesale services—and their associated customers. TDC and DNA will co-operate on enterprise and international wholesale services in Finland after the deal’s conclusion.

AsiaInfo claims first European deal with Telenor Denmark transformation project

Telenor Denmark's Copenhagen headquarters

Chinese telecoms software provider AsiaInfo Linkage has announced a supply deal with Telenor Denmark, the vendor’s first European mobile operator win since its launch in the region last year. AsiaInfo described the project as a BSS transformation, which will include the provision of its proprietary billing, CRM and real-time analytics solutions, including its Veris BSS product.

Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation, TDC Consumer: “I try to challenge existing ways of doing everything”


Jakob Sørensen, Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation is speaking in the Multiscreen & TV Evolution stream, part of the Customer Experience track, on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his revolutionary role as an in house OTT player inside a telco and what new developments coming down the line excite him.

3 to buy O2 Ireland as consolidation drive continues

Hutchison is looking to drive further consolidation in Europe.

Hutchison Whampoa, which operates the 3 brand in Europe, has announced that it is to buy Telefónica’s Irish mobile operation O2 for €780m, with a further €70m payable if a number of agreed financial targets are hit. It is the second consolidatory move made by Hutchison in recent months, following the acquisition of Orange Austria, which was completed at the end of 2012.

Waoo! CEO, Denmark:”Every ISP is being challenged by OTT”

Anders Christjansen, CEO of Denmark’s triple-play ISP Waoo!

Anders Christjansen is CEO of Denmark’s triple-play ISP Waoo! and is speaking in the FTTH Deployment and Content Strategies session of the FTTH stream on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012. We catch up with him to find out what has made Waoo! a Scandinavian success story and where he sees the market heading in the future.

Telenor and TeliaSonera gain spectrum for LTE in Denmark

TeliaSonera and Telenor have bought spectrum in the 800MHz band to extend their LTE services in Denmark

European operators TeliaSonera and Telenor have secured spectrum to roll out LTE services across Denmark through their joint venture.

Swedish operators to replicate m-payment strategy in Norway, Denmark

Sweden’s PTS is auctioning bloack klicences for the 1800MHz band

Swedish operators Telia, Telenor, Tele2 and 3 are planning to replicate their 4T mobile payment joint venture in Norway and Denmark, where some or all of them are present in the market. Swedish firm 4T was created in November last year and is 25 per cent owned by each operator.

Danish carriers to preload Scanbuy barcode app

The Scanbuy app reads 2D barcodes like this one

Mobile barcode specialist Scanbuy has announced that Danish carriers Telenor and Telia Denmark are to include the firm’s Scanlife mobile barcode reader as a preloaded app on a number of handsets, including the Nokia N8 and three Sony Xperia models.

Telenor, Telia, cook up Danish network share

The Danish operators will share 2G, 3G and 4G infrastrcture

Danish operators Telia and Telenor on Tuesday signed a network sharing agreement designed to establish a common infrastructure for 2G, 3G and 4G networks.

TDC offloads Hungarian assets

Danish operator TDC is to offload its controlling stake in Hungarian fixed line provider Invitel for DKK54.9m (€7.4m).

Denmark to auction 4G spectrum

Denmark to auction 4G spectrum

Denmark this week got the auction process for its 2.5GHz spectrum underway, with the National IT and Telecom Agency (NITA) announcing a public consultation on the auction.

The only way isn’t up when it comes to tomorrow’s broadband

At Informa Telecoms & Media, we don’t often use charts, graphs or diagrams to illustrate our thought pieces, but sometimes a picture can paint a thousand words, as the old saying goes.

TDC turns back the clock by withdrawing super-fast broadband offer

Are Europe’s former state-owned telecoms monopolies still so powerful that they can halt the march of technological progress? That’s the charge levelled at Danish incumbent TDC by one of the Denmark’s leading fibre-to-the-home operators, aggrieved at the low take-up of its super-fast broadband products.

Pile them high, sell them cheap

Danske Telecom, Denmark

Despite covering only 20 per cent of households in Denmark, Clearwire affiliate Danske Telecom claimed a sixth of all new broadband subscribers in 1H07. The key is a strategy that owes more to supermarkets and budget airlines than the telecoms trade.