TeliaSonera Sweden comments on the Swedish NRA's proposal for a new calculation model

TeliaSonera Sweden comments on the Swedish NRA's proposal for a new
calculation model

TeliaSonera Sweden has the following comments to the Swedish NRA
proposal for a new calculation model:

- TeliaSonera Sweden welcomes a new calculation model in accordance with
EU recommendations. Two years ago TeliaSonera requested that a new model
should be prepared with the objective of providing the correct
incitement for investments in networks and technology, says Marie
Ehrling, Managing Director of TeliaSonera Sweden.

- There have been serious shortcomings in the earlier methodology and we
take it for granted that the NRA will rectify this situation.

Calculations indicate that interconnect pricing between operators for
fixed telephony will reduce over time and that this is an expected
consequence. It will be to the advantage of all players in the market if
the pricing structure for interconnect is the same for all fixed network
operators. However, the model gives no indication how TeliaSonera should
tackle the present situation in relation to the interconnect pricing
imbalance with Tele2 and Vodafone on the mobile side, which is unfair to
all customers calling to these network users.

- Cost calculations for access and other network elements increase in
the new model and give a more correct incitement for future investments.
In what way this could affect consumer prising is at present too early
to say.

- There are still a number of unclear components in the new model that
we assume that the NRA will rectify. One example is a risk that the
model will continue to preserve the present telephone subscription
situation. TeliaSonera Sweden recently presented a proposal which
ensures that all operators - both TeliaSonera and others - can utilise
the copper access network more freely rather than being locked into a
legacy situation which impedes continued development in the fixed copper
network, says Marie Ehrling

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera´s Press Service, Ola Kallemur, +46-(0)8-713 58 30

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