TeliaSonera expands Nordic region presence

A year ago, a bridge over the Baltic Sea connecting Sweden and Denmark was opened. A good thing, too, as business relations between the two countries become even more intimate. The latest development is that Swedish operator TeliaSonera has acquired Danish WLAN company YesIHotspot, in the process cementing its leadership position in Scandinavia. The Swedish company now owns 180 hotspots and a nationwide EDGE network in Denmark, placing it in a good position to become a big wireless broadband player in the country.

With the acquisition of YesIHotspot, TeliaSonera now has 1,100 hot spots in the Nordic region (Scandinavia and the low countries) -- and 25,000 hot spots worldwide if we take into account its collaborative roaming arrangements with other providers. TeliaSonera has long championed a communication transition from fixed to IP-based telephony, and its latest move will strengthen its ability to push this vision forward.

Read more about TeliaSonera's move:
- in this company press release

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