STOCKHOLM Oct 17 Nordic telecom operator
TeliaSonera reported third-quarter profit above
expectations on Thursday helped by cost cuts and new ways to
charge for data in its home markets.
The company's earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and
amortisation (EBITDA), excluding non-recurring items, were 9.42
billion Swedish crowns ($1.45 billion) versus the average
forecast of 9.15 billion in a Reuters poll and last year's 9.28
Telia, which has seen slowing organic revenue growth for the
past two years, repeated its outlook for the year for flat sales
in local currencies and a slight improvement in its core profit
margin in 2013.
Link to full report: r.reuters.com/xep83v
($1 = 6.5061 Swedish crowns)
(Reporting by Sven Nordenstam)