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.