TeliaSonera Finland reaches agreement with Elisa on new mobile interconnection fees

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj has reached an agreement with Elisa Corporation concerning new mobile interconnection fees.

From January 1, 2007, TeliaSonera Finland, will collect mobile interconnection fees of 6.6 cents/min (previously 6.8 cents/min). From January 1, 2007 the interconnection fee of Elisa’s mobile networks will be 7.25 cents/min (8.4 cents/min until December 31, 2006).

In the same context, Elisa has announced that Saunalahti’s interconnection fee will change on June 1, 2006, to the same as Elisa’s interconnection fee, that is, 8.4 cents/min (previously 11 cents/min).

- We are pleased about the fact that the differences in the interconnection fees between the parties are decreasing. The best way to achieve progress in the industry is to focus on developing services and to serve customers. Income transfers between the operators are not the way to steer the profitability of business operations, says Juho Lipsanen, President of TeliaSonera Finland.

TeliaSonera Finland estimates that the new interconnection pricing has a positive annual effect of more than SEK 200 million (more than EUR 20 million) on the result of mobile communications, assuming the current traffic volumes and that all the changes would take effect simultaneously.