BRUSSELS Aug 14 Nordic telecoms group Tele2
will not sell its high-speed mobile internet services
at a premium and wants to become a serious competitor on the
Dutch mobile phone market, the chief executive of its Dutch unit
said on Wednesday.
"We have to invest hundreds of million in our network in the
Netherlands. We don't do that just for a few percentage points
of market share," Guenther Vogelpoel, CEO of Tele2 Netherlands,
Vogelpoel made the comments as the group announced a 10-year
deal to use T-Mobile's passive infrastructure, such
as mobile towers, to roll out its mobile network in the
In December 2012 Tele2 paid 1.4 billion Swedish crowns
($213.71 million) for a licence to operate its own mobile
network in the Netherlands.
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, editing by Martin Santa)