TeliaSonera AB provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. The company offers services for transferring and packaging of voice, images, data, information, transactions and entertainment. It is also wholesale provider of cross-border voice, IP and capacity services in Europe, provided through its international carrier network. As of December 31, 2008, the company handled 867,000 TV subscriptions in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Segments The company's business areas include: Mobility Services; Broadband Services; Eurasia; and Other operations. Mobility Services The Mobility Services business area provides personal mobility services to the consumer and enterprise mass markets. Products and services include mobile voice and data, mobile content, WLAN Hotspots, mobile over broadband, mobile/PC convergence and Wireless Office. The business area comprises mobile operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Spain. Broadband Services The Broadband Services business area provides mass-market services for connecting homes and offices. Products and services include broadband over copper, fiber and cable, IPTV, voice over internet, home communications services, IP-VPN/Business internet, leased lines and traditional telephony. The business area operates the group common core network, including the data network of the international carrier business, and comprises operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia (49%), Estonia and international carrier operations. Eurasia The Eurasia business area comprises mobile operations in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Moldova, Nepal and Cambodia. The business area is also responsible for developing the company’s shareholding in the mobile operators MegaFon (44%) in Russia and Turkcell (37%) in Turkey. Other operations Other Business Services is responsible for sales and production of managed-services solutions to business customers. Acquisitions In October 2008, the company acquired 51% of the shares and votes in TeliaSonera Asia Holding B.V. (Asia Holding), which owns controlling interests in the two mobile operators Spice Nepal Pvt., Ltd. in Nepal (80%) and Applifone Co. Ltd. in Cambodia (100%). In 2008, the company also acquired the outstanding shares in the retail chain ComHouse AS in Norway, further the Swedish systems integrator Avansys AB and its subsidiaries (100%), the dunning company, UAB Sergel in Lithuania (100%) and the Estonian IT training company IT Koolituskeskuse OU, including its subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (83%). Competition The company identifies competition from Apple and Google. History TeliaSonera AB was founded in 1890.
telia co - unspon adr (TLSNY:OTC US)
Stockholm, 106 63
Phone: 46 8 50 45 50 00
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