TeliaSonera increases its ownership in Kcell, Kazakhstan and launches 3G in Azerbaijan

TeliaSonera increases its ownership in Kcell where we already have management and operational control. Kcell is a clear market leader in Kazakhstan, the...

TeliaSonera increases its ownership in Kcell where we already have management and operational control. Kcell is a clear market leader in Kazakhstan, the largest market in Central Asia, and has shown remarkable growth over the years.  This is another step in the execution of our strategy of increasing ownership in core holdings.

Also, our company in Azerbaijan, Azercell, launched 3G in November last year. Azercell’s customers will now have access to high speed, high quality mobile broadband. The launch is equally important to emerging and more mature economies. The launch of 3G services in Azerbaijan means that TeliaSonera now offers 3G services across its entire Eurasian footprint.