Telia continued its strategy of divesting its operations in the
The Sweden-based company first revealed plans to ultimately exit the Eurasian market in September last year in order to focus on its operations in the Nordics and Baltics. The move is designed to bring to an end a chapter that has created significant upheaval at Telia, including senior management and board personnel changes.
Telia already agreed to sell its 60.4 per cent stake in Nepalese operator Ncell to Asian telecoms group Axiata for $1.03 billion. As well as
In February, Turkcell also made a binding offer for TeliaSonera's 58.55 per cent stake in Fintur Holdings, which co-owns the stakes in
In January this year Telia said it would book SEK7.2 billion (€757 million/$850 million) in total non-cash impairment charges for the fourth quarter of 2015, with the bulk related to its operations in
Of the total impairment charges, SEK5.3 billion relates to Uzbekistan and SEK1.9 billion to the operations in Denmark due to withdrawal from the proposed joint venture there with Telenor.
Johan Dennelind, president and CEO of Telia, said the divestment of Tcell was “in line with our ambition to reduce our presence in
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- see the Telia release
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