Swedish operator TeliaSonera has acquired Svenska Stadsnät, a company providing fiber capacity to municipalities, enterprises and households in Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Svenska Stadsnät recorded net sales of 53 million Swedish Kroner (US$8 million) in 2011. (See TeliaSonera Chokes Free VoIP Services .)
SFR, the French mobile operator and broadband provider, saw its EBITDA fall by 4.4 percent year-on-year to €3.8 billion ($5.06 billion) in 2011, despite getting nearly half of its mobile customers onto smartphones, reports Telecompaper (subscription required). The cut in mobile termination rates was once again identified as one of the chief culprits, though the entrance of Iliad (Euronext: ILD)'s Free Mobile into the French market is also expected to dent SFR's revenues in the near term. (See Iliad Disrupts the French Mobile Scene and Euronews: French Rivals Do Deal on FTTH.)
No doubt enviously eyeing the success of Amazon's Kindle, Telefónica SA (NYSE: TEF) has signed a deal with Spain's largest publisher, Grupo Planeta, to expand the content available to its proprietary Movistar e-book.