Tele2 Netherlands

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Tele2 Netherlands Holding B.V. (formerly Versatel Telecom International N.V) is a listed telecommunications company operating on the Dutch and Belgian market. It has more than 1,900 employees and over 1 million customers. Tele2 from Sweden owns over 75% of the shares.

The company has a product portfolio of fixed telephony, data, internet and mobile telephony products.

Versatel was founded in 1995 by entrepreneurs Gary Mesch, Marc van der Heijden, and Ken Wrede. In July 2005 the company was sold to Tele2 and the German part, Versatel Deutschland (now 1&1 Versatel GmbH), was split and sold immediately to Apax Partners who merged it with Tropolys, another German telecommunications company. It has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since July 2007.

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