TeliaSonera forced into offering wholesale bitstream access

4 Jul 2006

An administrative court has rejected an appeal by TeliaSonera against an earlier ruling from the Swedish Post and Telecom agency (PTS) that ordered the telco to offer wholesale bitstream internet access. TeliaSonera opposed the PTS requirement claiming it was ‘unreasonable’ to force it to invest in another regulated copper-line-based internet product for the benefit of competitors. However, the court disagreed, siding instead with the regulator. Following the decision, TeliaSonera has indicated that it will make the service available to other operators by the end of July 2006.

Sweden, Telia Sweden