Telenor Sverige

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Telenor Sverige
Industry Telecommunications
Key people
Patrik Hofbauer (CEO Telenor Sverige )
Products Fixed line and mobile telephony
Number of employees
1900 (2017)

Telenor Sverige, previously Vodafone Sweden, Europolitan and Nordic Tel, is a mobile phone company in Sweden, owned by Telenor. Telenor Sverige's network covers 99 percent of the country's population. Today, Telenor Sweden has over 2.5 million mobile subscribers, approximately 645,000 broadband customers and half a million TV customers. Telenor Sweden has a turnover of approximately SEK 13.1 billion (2015) and has approximately 1,900 employees.[1]


In September 1992, the network went live under the name Nordic Tel. A couple of years later it changed its name to Europolitan. During the late 1990s, Vodafone Group went on an acquisition spree that led to the acquisition of Europolitan. In the early 2000s various operating companies in the Vodafone Group changed their names to Vodafone.

After several years of under-performance, Vodafone Sweden was sold on 31 October 2005 to Telenor, the largest telecommunications company in Norway, for approximately €1 billion. It took the Telenor name on 20 April 2006.


  1. ^ "Om Telenor - en av världens största mobiloperatörer". Retrieved 2017-07-28.