Tele2 interested in pursuing Dutch mobile licence

18 Nov 2008

Tele2 Netherlands is reportedly interested in purchasing a mobile operator’s licence, Telecompaper reports citing a spokesman for the company as saying. The MVNO currently leases network capacity from KPN Mobile but apparently considers that the Dutch market lacks ‘competition and [is] ripe for a newcomer’. Tele2 Netherlands spokesman Remco Meestra went on to confirm that the company, which has around 477,000 mobile subscribers in the country, could acquire rights to mobile spectrum either from T-Mobile, which recently bought Orange Netherlands, or from KPN, which acquired fellow mobile rival Telfort. If Tele2 looks unlikely to get the spectrum at a sensible price, however, its CEO Henrik Ringmar is on record as saying he could go after spectrum in the 2.6GHz band when auctions take place in 2009.



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.