Tele2 outlines plans for Netherlands

14 August 2013 | Kavit Majithia

Nordic operator Tele2 has said it will not sell high-speed mobile internet services at a premium in the Netherlands and pledged its commitment to becoming a serious player in the Dutch mobile market.

Tele2 Netherlands CEO Guenther Vogelpoel told Reuters it was not in the market just to increase market share on a small scale.

"We have to invest hundreds of millions in our network in the Netherlands. We don’t just do that for a few percentage points of market share," he said.

The group has just struck a 10-year deal to use T-Mobile’s passive infrastructure, including mobile towers to enable its mobile rollout in the Netherlands.

It invested approximately $213.71 million for a licence to operate a mobile network in the Netherlands in December 2012.

The Dutch market has been ripe with speculation in the past week following America Movil’s bid to take full ownership of KPN.


Topics: Netherlands, Tele2, internet, mobile, Nordic, telecoms