Anders Igel celebrated the 100 millionth customer
- 2007-04-26 09:00 UTC
In March 2007, TeliaSonera reached the milestone of 100 million customers. Anders Igel, President and CEO of TeliaSonera, celebrated our 100 millionth customer in Helsinki. TeliaSonera now has a total of 100,158,000 customers in 15 countries.
TeliaSonera’s 100,000,000th customer is Mr Mikko Hietala, 40, from Helsinki. In March 2007, he decided to subscribe to a Sonera bundled package with a mobile phone especially suitable for music.
“I am an average mobile user, using mostly voice and text messages. Now I wanted a phone and subscription suitable for music, because I like to download music onto my mobile and listen to it when I’m on the move,” said Mikko Hietala.
Anders Igel met Mikko Hietala at the Sonera Piste shop in Kamppi, Helsinki, and presented him with a €1,000 voucher for Sonera services. He was also awarded with tickets to the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki, where TeliaSonera is one of the main sponsors.
“I am very proud to meet Mikko and also proud that we have exceeded the magic limit of 100,000,000 customers. The Finns are perhaps the most “mobile” people in the world so it is not surprising that our 100 millionth customer is a Finn! The fact that Mikko chose a subscription not only for making calls but for the content services or music as well, reflects our customers’ new way of making selections. I wish all our customers and especially Mikko a very interesting future together with TeliaSonera,” said Anders Igel.
The number of TeliaSonera subscriptions rose by 19 percent to 100,158,000 from March 2006 to March 2007. This includes customers within fixed voice, mobile communications, Internet and broadband as well as cable TV. In the majority-owned operations in the Nordic and the Baltic countries, Eurasia and Spain, the number of subscriptions increased to 31 million, and in associated companies in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine the number of subscriptions increased to 69 million.
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