Saturday, 24 June 2017

Telco transformations: leaving the legacy behind

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 22 April 16

Telia, Orange and Verizon are among a growing number of major telecoms operators looking to diversify, as this week's news highlights show.

Some of the global telecoms industry's biggest players made headlines this week, and despite the diversity of their current strategies, they all have something in common: the desire to shake off legacy trappings and embrace a new future in the digital world. At its AGM last week, shareholders of Telia Company – as it is now known – voted in favour of a name change and the company has rolled out its new identity, leaving behind its links with the past. TeliaSonera came into being in 2002 following the merger of Swedish incumbent Telia and its Finnish counterpart Sonera…

Some of the global telecoms industry's biggest players made headlines this week, and despite the diversity of their current strategies, they all have something in common: the desire to shake off legacy trappings and embrace a new future in the digital world. At its AGM last week, shareholders of Telia Company – as it is now known – voted in favour of a name change and the company has rolled out its new identity, leaving behind its links with the past. TeliaSonera came into being in 2002 following the merger of Swedish incumbent Telia and its Finnish counterpart Sonera…

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