CEO statement on the Nordic Prime Minister’s Letter of Intent on the Development of 5G in the Nordic countries

As CEOs of the leading Nordic telecommunication companies, we welcome the letter of intent on 5G development signed today by the leaders of Nordic countries. A vision for a common Nordic 5G space agreed today confirms our region’s ambition to remain a leading digitalized and innovation region to the benefit of our societies. The challenge ahead is to make this vision a practical reality.

We welcome in particular the recognition by the leaders that the deployment of 5G will require substantial investments as well as the appropriate regulatory frameworks. Swift elaboration of specific, measurable and time-bound actions to facilitate 5G deployment eco-systems will be crucial to create the right conditions for private investment – the foundation of 5G roll-out. Appropriate spectrum assignment rules and removing obstacles to the deployment of 5G infrastructure should be at the center of such action plan.

We look forward to actively collaborating with the Ministers of Digitalization and Ministers responsible for the key sectors identified as well as other stakeholders on the follow-up to the letter of intent.

Signatories:
Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson
Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia
Pernille Erenbjerg, President and CEO, TDC Group
Allison Kirkby, President and CEO, Tele2 Group
Sigve Brekke, President and CEO, Telenor Group
Johan Dennelind, President and CEO, Telia Company
Stefán Sigurðsson, CEO, Vodafone Iceland


For more information, please contact:
Viktor Wallström, EVP Group Communications, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 703 63 53 27

Erik Strandin Pers, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 733 41 41 88

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TELE2’S MISSION IS TO FEARLESSLY LIBERATE PEOPLE TO LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE. We believe the connected life is a better life, and so our aim is to make connectivity increasingly accessible to our customers, no matter where or when they need it. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global IoT solutions. Every day our 17 million customers across 9 countries enjoy a fast and wireless experience through our award winning networks. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2016, Tele2 had net sales of SEK 28 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.3 billion. For definitions of measures, please see the last pages of the Annual Report 2016. Follow @Tele2group on Twitter for the latest updates.

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