Tele2 loses 3G concession

30 Jun 2005

The Finnish government has revoked the UMTS licence held by Suomen 3G because it has failed to build out its next-generation network. Suomen 3G, which is owned by the Swedish telecoms group Tele2, was warned last year that it risked losing its concession if it did not meet the minimum rollout requirements. The firm was awarded its national UMTS licence in 1999, along with TeliaSonera, Elisa and DNA. Two other companies – Alands Mobiltelefon and Song Networks – have concessions to build networks on the Aland Islands.