2015 - an eventful year with many changes

2015 was a year of tough challenges and crucial decisions about our future direction, and we also made some exciting new investments. We have taken important steps to achieve our vision to become a New Generation Telco.


A Speak-up Line is available around the clock in 22 languages.

The Tele2 Norway acquisition was approved by the authorities and our  ambition is to provide 98 percent population coverage for 4G in 2016.

TeliaSonera and Arthur D. Little published a report on internet of things (IoT), showing a rapid growth in the Nordics. Advancements in connected cars, smart homes and digital health are expected to drive market growth for IoT.

After the earthquakes in Nepal, we made a USD 1 million donation to the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund to help rebuild the country. In addition, Ncell pledged USD 10 million over several years for the same reason.

TeliaSonera and Spotify expanded its innovation partnership. As part of the boosted co-operation, we made an equity investment of USD 115 million.

Nearly 23,000 employees have completed the Code of Conduct e-learning and virtually all,
4,800 employees in Eurasia, have participated in face-to-face anti-corruption training.

We announced that a process had been initiated in order to reduce the presence in region Eurasia and over time fully leave.

Johan Dennelind publicly endorsed the launch of the new United Nations Global Goals and all subsidiaries helped making them known to our customers across our footprint.

Our Lithuanian subsidiaries – the fixed line operator TEO and the mobile operator Omnitel – joined forces, strengthening our core business in the Nordics and Baltics.

We published a Sustainability update January – June, including law enforcement disclosure report statistics, which were assured by the auditors.

Every three to four minutes around the clock, one Swedish home is connected to Telia fiber.

We agreed to sell our stake in the Nepalese operator Ncell to Axiata, one of Asia’s largest telecom operators. We will also dissolve the economic interests in the local ownership. The transactions are conditional on each other.


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