Estonian mobile phone operators to merge

  • 2013-12-17
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Estonian mobile phone operators EMT and fixed-line communications provider Elion will be merged into one company from April next year, Postimees Online reports.

"TeliaSonera's operating model will become country-based starting April 1 next year," said TeliaSonera concern deputy president and foreign communications manager Salomon Bekele. "This means that our organisation will in the future not be divided on the basis of technologies like it is with EMT and Elion now."

Bekele said that it will be announced in the first quarter of next year how the country-based management in Estonia will take place.

TeliaSonera announced on Monday, Dec. 16  that it introduces a new operating model April 1st, 2014, in order to increase its customer focus through clearer local accountability. The country structure will be grouped in three geographic areas; Europe, Eurasia and Sweden.