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