Comparable financial figures 1999 - 2000 in the new Group structure
To facilitate the comparison with the upcoming 3-month report from Telia (due on May 10 ) Telia hereby, as earlier announced, provides comparable figures for the full year 1999 and quartely for 2000 in the new Group structure.
On 1 April 2001, a new Group structure was introduced at Telia. The new organization lays the ground for improving Telia's possibilities to take part in the restructuring of the industry, strengthens our orientation and facilitates the Group's internationalization efforts.
Five new business areas have been formed: Telia Mobile, Telia International Carrier, Telia Networks, Telia Internet Services and Telia Equity. Each business area is responsible, within its product area, for the Group's total earnings across all markets in Sweden and internationally. This entails greater independence for the business areas.
A common sales unit has been formed for the Swedish market, Telia Sweden. The sales unit's revenues, costs, investments and staff are reported by each business area.
The accounts are reported according to this new organizational structure starting with the interim report for the first quarter of 2001.
The business area is responsible for the mobile networks, mobile services and for the development of integrated fixed/mobile services. Telia Mobile offers network capacity and mobile services on the wholesale and retail markets to consumers and businesses in the Nordic countries and mobile portal services in Europe. The business area largely comprises the operations previously run by the Mobile business area, with the exception of the associated company WirelessCar Sweden AB, which was transferred to Telia Equity.
Some changes will be made to the costs of the business area and the number of employees as
Telia Sweden's resources for sales of mobile services are reported in Telia Mobile. The greater part of the sales resources were previously purchased on a commission basis from the business areas Business Solutions and People Solutions as well as from Telia Handel. Telia Mobile's revenues and costs are also affected by the sale of mobile telephones in Swedish shops, which was previously reported in the People Solutions business area, but is now reported in the business area Telia Mobile.
Telia International Carrier
The business area is responsible for the international carrier business. Telia International Carrier produces and sells international network services in the form of infrastructure, network capacity, and transport of IP and telephony traffic as a wholesaler to operators and service providers, focusing on the European and American markets.
Telia International Carrier comprises the operations previously run in the International Carrier business unit of the Carrier & Networks business area as well as Telia UK and the Internet operations in Latvia, which were both transferred from the Business Solutions business area.
The business area is responsible for the fixed networks, services based on fixed networks, such as fixed telephony and data communications, and further development of the IP infrastructure in Sweden. Telia Networks offers network capacity and services on the wholesale and retail markets, primarily to customers in the Swedish market, but also in other Nordic markets and in the Baltic region where Telia has operations.
Telia Networks comprises the operations previously run in the People Solutions and Business Solutions business areas with the exception of those operations transferred to Telia Internet Services and with the exception of Telia Service, Teliks, Telia MultiCom and Scandinavia Online AB which were transferred to Telia Equity.
Telia Networks also includes network wholesaling in Sweden (Skanova AB, excluding Telia AB Satellit which was transferred to Equity) and network wholesaling operations in Denmark and Finland.
Telia Internet Services
The business area is responsible for the Group's fixed Internet services: accesses, applications and portals. Telia Internet Services offers Internet services to consumers and business customers in Sweden and other Nordic markets.
Telia Internet Services comprises Telia Internet Partner AB, Telia Electronic Commerce AB, the associated company Marakanda Marknadsplats AB, which were all transferred from Business Solutions and Telia e-bolaget, Telia Stofa A/S, Jydsk Central Antenne A/S, Chili A/S and eTelia A/S, which were all transferred from People Solutions.
The business area is responsible for the Group's stakes and interests in companies outside of Telia's core business. Telia Equity comprises the operations which were previously included in the Enterprises business area with the exception of Telia's real estate business, Telia Försäkring and Telia Research which were all transferred to Group-wide business and with the exception of Telia Handel AB which was transferred to Telia Sweden.
Telia Equity also includes Scandinavia Online AB, Telia Service AB, the Russian cable TV company Teliks and the Latvian cable TV company Telia MultiCom, which were all transferred from People Solutions. In addition, Telia Equity includes WirelessCar Sweden AB, which was transferred from the Mobile business area and Telia AB Satellit, which was transferred from Carrier & Networks.
- joint sales and customer unit
Telia Sweden is a joint sales and customer unit for consumers and business customers in Sweden. The unit operates on behalf of the business areas Telia Mobile, Telia Networks and Telia Internet Services and to a certain extent on behalf of Telia International Carrier.
Telia Sweden is responsible for sales, invoicing and customer care under Telia's brand on the Swedish market, partly through its own sales organization and partly through resellers.
Telia Sweden includes Telia Online AB, Telia Promotor AB, Telia Partner AB and Svenska Infonet AB, which were all transferred from Business Solutions. Telia Nära AB was transferred from People Solutions, excluding the service and installation business Telia Service AB which was transferred to Telia Equity and the development operations and public telephony which were transferred to Telia Networks. Telia Sweden also includes Telia Handel AB, which was transferred from Enterprises.
The unit's revenues, costs, investments and staff are reported by each business area.
The figures can be downloaded from an excel-file on Telia's web site www.telia.com, Investor Relations, Financial Information section.
Investor Relations: Tobias Lennér, +46 8 713 66 49, or
Jan Johansson, +46 8 713 60 66
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