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Telia fails to win Swedish 3G licence

The Swedish government has failed to award the country’s national telecoms provider, Telia, with a third-generation mobile licence in a shock move which makes the company the first national carrier in Europe to lose a licence in its own country.

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LONDON (Brand Republic) – The Swedish government has failed to award the country’s national telecoms provider, Telia, with a third-generation mobile licence in a shock move which makes the company the first national carrier in Europe to lose a licence in its own country.

Telia was beaten by UK group Vodafone, France Telecom-owned Orange, Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa and Swedish mobile company Tele2.

The Swedish government judged the competition on the strength of the participants’ business plans rather than award the licences to the highest bidders, as in other European countries. The applications were submitted with a nominal charge of £7,400 plus 0.15% of annual turnover.


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