Telia Wins Contract from ATG
May 19 15
Telia announced that ATG, has extended its cooperation with the operator to ensure communications with its trotting courses and gaming products. The deal concerns data connectivity to 1,800 sites, including 30 trotting racetracks and 1,750 gambling agencies. The contract runs for five years and has a confirmed value of SEK 85 million. It includes fixed internet access via Telia Prolane as well as Telia Service Management.
Telia Wins M2M Deal from Accessor Sweden
May 11 15
Telia announced it has won a mobile communications contract from Accessor Sweden, which provides electronic vehicle logs and GPS services. In time, the deal could be extended to other Nordic countries. Accessor users connect an on-board device (OBD) to their vehicle, which takes less than 15 seconds. The OBD contains GPS technology and a SIM card linked to a central server.
TeliaSonera Announces Consolidated Earnings Results in Lithuanian for the First Quarter of 2015
Apr 21 15
TeliaSonera announced consolidated earnings results in Lithuanian for the first quarter of 2015. For the period, the company saw revenues in Lithuania grow by 9%, to SEK 759 million (EUR 81.6 million), from SEK 696 million (EUR 74.8 million) in the same period of 2014.
TeliaSonera Reports Consolidated and Parent Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Apr 21 15
TeliaSonera reported consolidated and parent earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, on consolidated basis, the company reported net sales increased 8.8% to SEK 26,041 million against SEK 23,926 million a year ago. EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, increased 2.3% to SEK 8,540 million against SEK 8,345 million a year ago. Operating income was SEK 5,119 million against SEK 6,196 million a year ago. Income after financial items was SEK 4,725 million against SEK 5,416 million a year ago. Net income attributable to owners of the parent company decreased 5.9% to SEK 3,714 million against SEK 3,945 million a year ago. Basic and diluted earnings per share were SEK 0.86 against SEK 0.91 a year ago. Free cash flow increased to SEK 2,853 million against SEK 2,556 million a year ago, despite higher cash CAPEX, supported by lower taxes and working capital changes. Net debt as on March 31, 2015 was SEK 60,767 million against SEK 52,879 million as at March 31, 2014. Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 7,112 million against SEK 5,480 million a year ago. Cash CAPEX was SEK 4,259 million against SEK 2,924 million a year ago. Return on equity as on March 31, 2015 was 13.9% against 15.0% as at March 31, 2014.
For the quarter, on parent basis, the company reported operating loss was SEK 263 million against operating income of SEK 156 million a year ago. Income before taxes was SEK 1,497 million against SEK 1,093 million a year ago. Net income was SEK 1,159 million against SEK 843 million a year ago.
For the year 2015, the company anticipates EBITDA, on a local organic basis, to remain around last year’s level and foresee CAPEX at around SEK 17 billion, excluding license and spectrum fees.
Telia to Launch HD Voice on 2G Grid by End-2016
Apr 16 15
Telia said it will soon by launching high definition voice quality calling on its 2G network, a year after Telia HD Voice became available on its 3G grid. This will mean improved sound even in noisy environments with distracting background noise. HD voice will become available on Telia's GSM network as it modernises the service, which should be ready at the end of 2016. HD Voice involves doubling the extent of frequencies from 300-3400 Hz till 50-7000 Hz. It helps distinguish between similar sounds such as the sibilants S and F.