Telio

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Telio Holding ASA
Type Public (OSE: TELIO)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 2003
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served Norway
Denmark
Netherlands
Switzerland
Key people Eirik Lunde (CEO)
Erik Osmundsen (Chairman)
Alan Duric (CTO, Co-founder)
Services VoIP
Employees 100 (2007)
Website www.telio.no

Telio (OSE: TELIO) is a Norwegian telecommunications company that provides VoIP telephony services in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands with a total of 200,000 customers,[1] making it the second largest VoIP service provider in Norway, after Telenor.[2] It is also a virtual supplier of GSM mobile subscriptions.

Founded in 2003, it was to the first company to offer VoIP in Norway when it launched the service in 2004[citation needed]. At the time, its competitive advantage was that it offered a fixed price without any minute fees; include free calls to Western Europe, the United States and Canada. The company was placed on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2006. The company has announced that it will target small and medium sized businesses.[3] In 2007 it launched a cooperation with Tandberg to create a new platform for video based VoIP.[4]

In 2012 on December 20, Telio bought NextGenTel.[5] NextGenTel being the 2nd largest xDSL provider in Norway, gave Telio a unique position in the market being able to deliver VoIP, Mobile, Internet & IP TV from their own platform. Full quad-play service all within their own platform. Telio's own free smartphone app Goji [6] that saw the light on April 27 in 2011 has kept gaining a lot of users especially in the Middle East and in USA/Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Digi.no (121011). "Historisk for Telio" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ Digi.no (061009). "Telenor størst i Norge på bredbåndstelefoni" (in Norwegian). 
  3. ^ Teknisk Ukeblad (070913). "Bedriftene lokkes til bredbåndstelefoni" (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ Dagens IT (070922). "Telio og Tandberg har en plan" (in Norwegian). 
  5. ^ Reuters (121220). "TeliaSonera sells NextGenTel to Telio". 
  6. ^ Telio (110427). "Goji".