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Who can become an ETNO Member ?

There are two classes of Members : Full Members and Associate Members.

  • Full Members of the Association may be those undertakings providing electronic communications networks over fixed, mobile or personal communications systems.
  • Associate Members may be those undertakings providing electronic communications services and which are prepared to contribute to the work of the Association.

All Members shall be established in countries falling within the geographical area of Europe and operate their services therein.

Only Full Members are entitled to vote at a General Assembly. Associate Members may take part in the work of Working Groups and attend the meetings of the General Assembly.

Through the service, called the Albanian Internet Exchange Point (AIXP), ALBtelecom is the first and the only in the region which enables a faster and cheaper internet. The application of this technology opens the way of Albania toward digitalization and application of latest services.

More than that, ALBtelecom has the potentiality to provide and adapt the ideal solution to business sector and undertakers in Albania, starting from the professionals, medium and big businesses in public and private sector, through; fix telephony service, ADSL internet service, Dedicated Internet Access, Intranet, ISDN service, leasing Optical Fibers, LAN connection etc.

Since its creation in year 1912, named “Post Telegraph Service”, up to date of 99 years of its existence, ALBtelecom continues to be the first choice in any case, in any circumstances, and in every service.

Belgacom is a sustainable, innovative and customer centric service company operating in telecom, IT, and media.

As a responsible company, Belgacom wants to be the preferred provider of intuitive end-to-end solutions combining fixed and mobile telecom, IT and media, thereby empowering its customers to master and enrich their professional and private lives in a sustainable way.


BH Telecom has been providing telecommunication services on the whole territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina by means of the up-to-dated technologies, at the same time complying with relevant international and local standards and regulations for the purpose of further evolution of our information society.

Enhancing the process of planning, technological growth, development of organization and management of human resources, the company has faced with the market challenges and growing competition. BH Telecom has been significantly improving its customer relations and service quality, that way continuing to be the leading telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

BH Telecom will remain the leading telecom operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina thanks to its constant development of new services and their quality level, thus responding to increasing market demands and customers’ needs more than expected.

Cyta is a semi-government organization. It was established with the aim of providing, maintaining and developing a comprehensive telecommunications service, both nationally and internationally. Cyta is considered to be the leading provider of integrated electronic communications services in Cyprus.

Making the best of the island’s geographical location, Cyta has developed an extensive submarine fibre optic cable network linking Cyprus with neighboring countries such as Greece, Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt and, by extension, with the rest of the world. At the same time, Cyta has also developed an equally impressive satellite earth station infrastructure and all this has justifiably turned Cyprus into a regional telecommunications hub.

Cyta provides a broad range of services and facilities which aim to satisfy the ever-increasing needs of its customers for voice and data applications in both fixed and mobile telephony. Particular emphasis is placed on the provision of value added services, such as content/multimedia via the Internet which, by all accounts, will be the dominant business activity of the next decade.

Following the liberalization of telecommunications in Cyprus, Cyta faces the challenge of the convergence of telecommunications, information technology and multimedia, as well as that brought about by changes to the social, legal and political environment, especially since Cyprus became a full member of the European Union. Cyta has repositioned itself as a comprehensive/integrated electronic communications provider. The development of broadband and quadruple play services composes the spearhead of Cyta’s strategy.

Cyta was the first organization in Cyprus to be assessed in accordance with the excellence model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and to be awarded the highest five-star “Recognized for Excellence” ranking. Furthermore, it is the largest organization within the broader state sector in Cyprus to have obtained ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certification.

EIRCOM is the principal provider of fixed-line telecommunications services in Ireland with approximately 2.6 million fixed-line telephone access channels in service. Our mobile division includes Meteor and eircom mobile, and as at 31 March 2010 had c.1,065,000 customers. Meteor, which was acquired by eircom in November 2005, is the third largest mobile operator in Ireland. Turnover for the group was approximately €2 billion and EBITDA* was €692 million in the financial year ended 30 June, 2009.

Elisa is a telecommunications and ICT service company. Our online and ICT services provide Finns with experiences, and businesses with productivity.

We serve approximately 2.2 million consumers, companies and public administration organisations. As the market leader in mobile subscriptions, we offer the most comprehensive and fast 3G network and 4G speeds in Finland. In 2011, our revenue was €1.53 billion and we employed 3,750 people. We offer international services in partnership with Vodafone and Telenor.

At GO, we are proud to be Malta’s first quadruple play operator, a truly converged and integrated telecommunications company with a wide range of services:  fixed line telephony, mobile telephony, broadband Internet services, digital and IP television, in addition to business-related services like roaming hub services, data networking solutions, business IP services, and managed and co-location facilities.

T-HT Group is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Croatia and the sole company to offer the full range of these services: it combines the services of fixed and mobile telephony, data transmission, Internet and international communications.

The basic activities of Hrvatski Telekom d. d. and other subsidiary companies comprise provision of telecommunications services, design and construction of telecommunications networks in the territory of the Republic of Croatia. In addition to the provision of fixed telephony services (fixed-line access and traffic, as well as fixed-network supplementary services), the Group also provides Internet services, including IPTV, data transmission services (lease of lines, Metro-Ethernet, IP/MPLS, ATM) and GSM and UMTS mobile telephone networks.

KPN is the leading telecommunications and IT service provider in The Netherlands, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers. KPN offers business customers complete telecommunications and IT solutions. KPN Corporate Market (previously known as Getronics) offers global IT services and is the Benelux market leader in the area of infrastructure and network related IT solutions. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy in its mobile operations and holds number three market positions through E-Plus and BASE. KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties and operates an efficiënt IP-based infrastructure with global scale in international wholesale through iBasis.

The Lattelecom is the leading provider of electronic communications services in Latvia. Formed in 1994 as SIA Lattelecom, today company offers electronic communication solutions for home, small and medium size businesses, state and municipal institutions, as well as for corporate clients. Lattelecom also offers integrated electronic communications and IT services, as well as telecommunications, network design and installation services. Lattelecom also provides data transmission and IT infrastructure solutions, Internet and contact centre services, as well as outsourced business process services. The Lattelecom works in a dynamic environment and its work is oriented toward development, trustworthiness and professionalism. These are the values that allow us to be a step ahead of today, to take responsibility for what we have accomplished and to offer the most appropriate solution for client needs.

In May, 2006, the corporate brand and name was changed to Lattelecom. Changing the brand of the company produced many advantages - a unified and powerful brand not only strengthens the reputation of the whole concern, but also lifts the value of Lattelecom and helps the company to compete more successfully in different markets. In the long-term, the brand provides an added value for new products, fosters the development of partner relationships with other enterprises, helps human resource activities and serves as a symbol of quality, trustworthiness, and guarantee for customers.

When selecting one of the services provided by Lattelecom, the client has a chance to take advantage of integrated services regardless of which one of the group's companies they sign an agreement with.

Under the corporate ’T’ brand are comprised Magyar Telekom’s employer and HR, financial and investor relations, legal and corporate affairs, sustainability and corporate responsibility, innovation and business development, technology and networks activities.

The management structure of Magyar Telekom defines the operating model for the Group on the grounds of a functional organization designed to further improve the company’s decision making and flexibility. Under the leadership of the Chairman-CEO, the company’s Chief Officers are heading the functional areas (financial, human resources, business services, marketing, sales and services, strategy and corporate development, technology and IT, legal and corporate affairs).

The Magyar Telekom Group’s member companies operating in Hungary are managing ICT (infocommunications), content, media and other, non-access services provided under various brands.

The Group’s international member companies are operating in the markets of the South-East European region as integrated and alternative telecommunications service providers.

As a leading national carrier of electronic communications, Makedonski Telekom AD – Skopje offers its customers a wide array of top excellence telecommunication services and amusing contents within the scope of the fixed network, broadband services and integrated solutions, also including TV over Internet Protocol (IPTV). The Company’s product portfolio includes Internet Protocol – based services, data transfer, sale and lease of equipment and services for system integration.

By providing innovative services with high quality and efficiency in all fields of operation, the Company has a key place and role in modernizing and improving the telecommunication market in the Republic of Macedonia. By developing innovative products and services, the Company promotes the personal and social networking among the people in the Macedonian society which makes it the major national engineer of the information society in the country.

The Orange brand embodies the Group’s values and commitment to bringing the digital universe to the largest possible number of people, creating a powerful and differentiating asset that unifi es the image of the enterprise around the world. 

In the space of just a few years Orange has grown from a mobile phone brand in the United Kingdom to one of the world’s leading brands in broadband, content and associated services for consumers and businesses. On 30 September 2011 Orange had more than 144 million customers worldwide.

In the 2010 ranking of the world’s most powerful brands by Millward Brown Optimor, Orange climbed 14 spots from 2007 to no. 50, alongside names like Intel or L’Oréal.

The Orange brand’s geographic footprint continues to grow to new markets such as Luxemburg and Tunisia. This brings a growing number of customers access to a world of top-performing services and media, while local offers are able to leverage the visibility of the brand and its values.

In November 2010, Orange unveil its new signature and put people at the heart of innovation As part of the conquests 2015 project, Orange introduce a new communication platform to claim its position as everyone’s digital coach, all around the world..

At Orange, thousands of people work everyday to improve the daily lives of all our customers. Our highly committed teams are proud to be the ambassadors of our brand and to prove that today really changes thanks to Orange and our innovations.

This attitude is expressed in our new signature: “today changes with Orange”. It captures our everyday commitment to make the world’s digital transformation a simple and useful reality for all. In France, the new signature will be “la vie change avec Orange” and it will also be translated into other local languages.

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE S.A.) is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market and, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom Groups in South-eastern Europe.

OTE is among the five largest listed companies, with respect to capitalization, in the Athens Stock Exchange and is also listed in the London (LSE) Stock Exchange.

Since 1996 (when OTE was a state-owned monopoly), the Greek State has been gradually reducing its participation in OTE’s share capital.

On May 14th 2008, an agreement was signed between the Greek Government and Deutsche Telekom regarding the participation of the latter in OTE’s share capital.

Since July 11th 2011, following the sale of additional percentages of OTE’s share capital to Deutsche Telekom by the Greek State, Deutsche Telekom now holds 40% and the Greek State 10%.

The OTE Group offers a full range of products and services, from broadband services, fixed and mobile telephony, to high-speed data communications and leased lines services. In addition, the Group in Greece is involved in a range of activities, notably satellite communications, real-estate and professional training. At present, OTE companies employ over 30,000 people in 4 countries.

Portugal Telecom is a global telecommunications operator. It is the national leader in every sector where it operates

It is understood to be the Portuguese entity with the largest national and international projection. It has a diversified business portfolio in which quality and innovation are decisive aspects, alongside the most advanced international companies in this sector.

The company’s activity covers every segment of the telecommunications sector: fixed, mobile, multimedia, data and corporate solutions.

These telecommunications and multimedia services are available in Portugal, Brazil and in developing international markets.

Portugal Telecom’s international footprint spreads to countries like Cape Verde, Mozambique, Timor, Angola, Kenya, China, Brazil, S. Tomé and Príncipe and Namíbia.

In the Brazilian market, PT is present in Oi, the largest telecommunications operator in South America, and in Contax, Brazil's leading contact center services company.

The company’s growth has been consolidating through the development of new business in areas of rapid growth, for example mobile voice and data services, multimedia and broadband internet access. With this, Portugal Telecom has contributed to the development of the Information Society which is a priority for the company in terms of developing innovative solutions and successfully dealing with the challenges from both enterprises and citizens.

Partnerships and strategic agreements celebrated with key companies in each sector have contributed towards the improvement in capacity and product availability.

In terms of capital markets, Portugal Telecom is one of the most traded stock in Euronext Lisbon, and it is also quoted on the New York Stock Exchange.

PT sees its human resource policy as the active management of the talents of its employees, rewarding and encouraging merit, creativity, excellence and believing in the continuous renewal of its resources.

The company assumes its social responsibility before the community by its constant support to several institutions, motivating its employees through a corporate volunteering policy. The company creates innovative solutions which aim to facilitate life for its customers with special needs, intervening also in the areas of education, environment, culture and sport.

Síminn is regarded as one of the country's most reliable companies, affecting the daily lives of all Icelanders. Our objective is to open the best possible channels of communication with our customers in order to fulfil their needs. This includes providing information, training and advice. We provide our customers with assistance so that our products and services meet their needs as well as possible. Síminn is always ready with the latest telephone, mobile and data transmission solutions for companies and for individuals. We are in a unique position to be able to offer our customers a range of choices that will enhance their daily lives, at work or at home. Our objectives are clear - to enrich the lives of our customers.

Slovak Telekom is the largest Slovak multimedia operator with many years of experience and responsible approach to doing business. The company is an universal operator offering residential and corporate clientele benefits of a comprehensive solution provided from a single source. Telekom brand offers the complex portfolio of voice and data services provided via fixed and mobile network. It also constantly introduces international know-how, innovative solutions and cutting edge technological trends to the market.

Slovak Telekom offers a full-array of data and voice services, owns and operates the fixed and mobile telecommunications network covering almost the entire territory of the Slovak Republic. In the field of the fixed network, the company systematically invests in the most advanced optical infrastructure, operates the Next Generation Network (NGN) and is the largest broadband provider in the country. As the first multimedia operator, it offers the digital TV Magio via fixed networks and satellite technology DVB-S2. In the field of mobile communication, it provides as the only operator internet connectivity via four technologies for high-speed data transmission - GPRS/EDGE, Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), UMTS FDD/HSDPA/HSUPA and FLASH-OFDM. As the first operator in Slovakia company launched the MMS messaging service and BlackBerry. Its customer can use roaming services in networks of mobile operators in all destinations of the world. The company is considered to be a leader in the field of provision of telecommunication services in the most demanding business customer segment from the perspective of the service scope as well as quality.

Slovak Telekom received the EN ISO 9001: 2000 quality management system certificate, the EN ISO 14001: 2004 environmental management system certificate and the ISO / IEC 27001: 2005 information security management certificate. According to the renowned study by Hewitt Associates, the company is one of the best employers in Slovakia. It also is a respected and long-term leader in the field of CR and philanthropy.

The company is a member of the multinational Deutsche Telekom Group. Its majority shareholder is Deutsche Telekom AG with 51 % shares. The Slovak Republic represented by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic owns a 34 % share and the National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic 15 % shares.

RADIOCOM, a trademark of the National Society of Radio Communications, is the market leader in the broadcasting field and one of the leading providers of electronic communications networks and services in Romania. RADIOCOM has evolved in two areas - broadcasting and telecommunications - showing maturity and innovative spirit in its ongoing development, so that today we can say that RADIOCOM is a growing brand, a brand that's 100% Romanian.

Guided by our strengths - experience and infrastructure adapt to market trends and develop new services based on latest technology to bring success for us and for our customers.

RADIOCOM a pioneer in developing and providing services such as DVB-T, T-DAB and now broadband services based on WiMAX technology through licenses held in the frequency band 3.6 to 3.8 GHz. Due to their national wireless infrastructure, RADIOCOM may provide services in areas less accessible to other transmission media, where other operators do not have technical solutions.

Swisscom is Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, with 6.1 million mobile customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections. In the first half-year of 2012, the company's 19'805 employees (full time equivalents) generated revenues of CHF 5.6 billion.

It is TDC's ambition to become the best performing telecom player in Europe by 2012 measured on value creation, customer satisfaction, and employee pride.

Today we are the leading Danish provider of communications solutions with market leadership across all segments in the domestic market. In the other Nordic countries, TDC is the main challenger in the Business market.

We therefore wish to maintain and extend our position through a sustained focus on the provision of telephony, Internet, TV, data communications, integration and hosting solutions, as well as related content and services.

At the heart of the digital revolution, TDF Group is developing a wireless multi-platform and multi-media formats to manage and distribute video, audio and data of its customers to all types of receivers. Pushing passion and designing telecom networks, TDF is at the crossroads of new digital technologies, mobile and multimedia via all modes of transport: terrestrial, IP, satellite ... Creator of innovative solutions for years, TDF develops communications of tomorrow: digital cinema, 3D, TNT connected, video on demand, catch up TV, digital radio, webcasting, real-time traffic information, very high-speed telecom networks ... TDF's ambition is to serve its customers and consumers : the media when you want it, wherever you want it, as you want it ...

Telecom Italia offers technological infrastructures and platforms in which voice and data are converted into advanced telecommunications services - as well as the latest ICT and Media solutions. These tools cater for the Group's as well as the country's growth.

Telecom Italia, TIM, La7, MTV Italia and Olivetti are the Group’s main brands, symbols familiar to consumers and a guarantee of reliability and skill.

Being close to customers and technological innovation are the hallmarks of the Group, caracterized by a streamlined organization that focuses on the quality of service, simple offers, attention to contact with customers and constant research activities in TILab laboratories.

In addition to its domestic leading position, the Group has a significant presence in Latin America, a market with large growth potential. Revenues from Brazil and Argentina count for 34% of today Group's revenues.

The headquarter of Telecom Liechtenstein is located on the Schaanerstrasse 1 in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. From here, using their own infrastructure, Telecom Liechtenstein establish connections for network operators within and outside of the country and thereby create the basis for the telecommunication in Liechtenstein. The connections occur by means of lines (made of glass fibre and copper), transmission networks and switchboards.

The roots of Telecom Liechtenstein go back to 1998. After the disengagement from the Swiss network the telephone network in Liechtenstein became independent. This step occurred as a result of the international liberalization of the telecommunications market.

Telefónica is one of the world leaders integrated operator in the telecommunication sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe and Latin America. It operates in 25 countries. As of June 2012, Telefónica’s total number of customers amounted to 311.8 million.

Telefónica has one of the most international profiles in the sector with more than 75% of its business outside its home market and a reference point in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking market.

The Group stands in eighth position in the sector Telco worldwide in terms of market capitalisation the 1st as an European integrated operator and in fourteenth position in the Eurostoxx 50 ranking, composed of the major companies in Europe (June 30st 2012).

Telefónica is a listed company. It has more than 1.5 million direct shareholders. Its capital traded on the continuous market on the Spanish Stock Exchanges (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those of London, New York, Lima and Buenos Aires.

In Latin America, Telefónica gives service to more than 207.9 million customers as of the end of June 2012 becoming the leader operator in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru and has substantial operations in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Europe, on top of the Spanish operations, the Company has operating companies in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia, providing services to more than 103.1 million customers as of the end of June 2012.

Telefónica Czech Republic is a major integrated operator in the Czech Republic. It is now operating more than seven million lines, both fixed and mobile, making it one of the world’s leading providers of fully converged services.

The organization offers the most comprehensive portfolio of voice and data services in this country. It is paying special attention to the exploitation of the growth potential, particularly in the data and Internet sector. Telefónica Czech Republic operates the largest fixed and mobile network including a 3rd generation network, CDMA (for data), and UMTS, enabling voice, data and video transmission. Telefónica Czech Republic is also a notable provider of ICT services.

Telefónica Czech Republic has implemented and received certifications for its Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Protection System (ISO 14001:2004), Industrial Safety & Health System (?SN OHSAS 18001:2007) and Information Safety System (ISO 27001:2005). Our company has received numerous other awards such as “Recognised for Excellence” by the European Foundation for Quality Management in 2006 or “Health-Supporting Business” by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic in 2008.

Telefónica Czech Republic is part of Telefónica Europe within the global Telefónica group.

A1 is the market leader in the telecoms segment in Austria and combines the best of two worlds: fixed net and mobile communications.

We provide converged fixed net and mobile communication and thereby create new opportunities. For our customers this means that they get the best of both worlds. This is a crucial step towards the knowledge society. The backbone of our success is the most cutting-edge network in Austria. With our team we do everthing we can to become even better every day. Our objective is to deliver the best performance. We can do it together - with passion and inspiration.

The Telekom Slovenije Group is the leading and most advanced telecommunications business system in the highly competitive Slovenian market. Group companies operate in the fields of fixed and mobile telecommunications, system integration, telecommunication networks construction and maintenance, and the group is also increasing its prominence in the multimedia and digital advertising. The group provides a reliable high-quality network, and advanced, diverse and user-oriented services. In addition to the domestic market, the Telekom Slovenije Group is also present in Southeastern Europe: in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia, and also has a financial investment in the amount of a 50% share in Gibtelecom, national operator of Gibraltar.

Orange Polska is Poland’s leading telecommunication provider, operating in all segments of the Polish telecom market.

As at the end of 2011 Orange Polska had 14.7 million mobile customers, 5.6 million fixed voice customers, 2.3 million broadband users and 0.6 million TV subscribers. As at the end of 2011 we achieved revenue of PLN 14.9 billion, EBITDA margin at 36.3% and net free cash flows of PLN 2.4 billion.

We own the largest technical infrastructure in Poland supporting our key operations.


Telenor Group is one of the leading mobile operators in the world, with more than 150 million mobile subscriptions. We have mobile operations in 11 markets, as well as an interest of 35.7 % in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 18 markets.

Telenor Group provides tele, data and media services in the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. Our main revenues come from our mobile operations, making us one of the world’s major mobile operators.

Telenor is a leading provider of mobile and fixed services in Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well as having a strong position in the rapidly growing Scandinavian broadband market. Telenor Group’s core business in the region includes Telenor Broadcast, which is among the leading providers of television and satellite broadcasting services in the region and operates the national terrestrial broadcast network in Norway.

Telenor Group has a strong position as provider of mobile services in Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro. Telenor has an economic interest of 35.66 % in VimpelCom Ltd., offering mobile services in an additional 19 markets.** Across the region Telenor Group is focused on growing data traffic and seizing mobile broadband opportunities. 3G services have been launched in Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro and Russia. In Serbia we also have a licence for fixed line operations.

The Telenor Group is one of the largest mobile operators in Asia and we have strong and growing operations in all our markets. In february 2011, we passed 100 million subscriptions in Asia. Our success is built on combining our global telecoms expertise with regional knowledge transfer and local market insight to create value for different segments. We have achieved significant and rapid subscriber growth in all markets.

TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way.

International strength combined with local excellence is what makes us truly unique - and provides a world class customer experience, all the way from the Nordic countries to Nepal. This combination has brought groundbreaking 4G, a world class fibre network, and introduced 3G at Mount Everest.

We offer our services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain.

In May 2011 we united ourselves under one common symbol and identity. When you see this symbol, you will know that you are not only dealing with a local telecom operator - you are plugging into the world of TeliaSonera, a world filled with new and exciting possibilities

Founded in the 1850’s we are pioneers of the telecom industry, one of the inventors of mobile communications and founders of GSM. We are committed to continue to drive the information society and to constantly take our customers one step further. We have evolved from local operators into Europe’s fifth largest – in less than 20 years.

True to our heritage as telecommunication pioneers we continue to invest in high quality networks to meet the demand for bandwidth. Together with our partners and suppliers we will ensure that our customers have access to the best solutions available now and in the future. We will continue to focus relentlessly on ensuring a superior customer experience.

TEO LT, AB Group is the largest integrated telecommunication, IT and television services provider in Lithuania.

TEO Group is a part of TeliaSonera Group, which provides telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain.

Having started its operations as a state enterprise in 1992 under the name Lietuvos Telekomas, the Company in 1998 was privatised by then consortium of Swedish Telia AB and Finnish Sonera Oy, Amber Teleholding A/S. The consortium acquired 60 per cent of the Company's shares.

Now TeliaSonera owns more than 88 per cent of the Company's shares.

Within a few years after its privatisation, the Company managed to evolve from an old monopoly state enterprise to one of the most modern telecommunications companies in Eastern and Central Europe focusing on the customer and firmly leading on different telecommunications service markets of Lithuania.

In 2006, the Company's name was changed from AB Lietuvos Telekomas to TEO LT, AB.

Today the Company holds leader positions on Internet, data communication and fixed-line telephony markets. Current capabilities of the Company allow to offer customers state-of-the-art technologies that are not in any way worse than those offered by the world’s most advanced telecommunications market players.

From 2006 TEO provides digital interactive television, based on IP technology (IPTV), and from 2008 digital terrestrial television services.

TEO corporate brand comprises all the activities carried out by the Company – voice, Internet, television, data communication and IT services. Respectively, these activities have four secondary brands: VOX – voice services for residents, ZEBRA – Internet services for residents, GALA – digital television, and TEO VERSLAS (TEO BUSINESS) – Internet, voice telephony, data communication and IT services for business.

Through its subsidiary UAB Lintel, the Company owns the biggest, in terms of business volumes, and the most modern, in terms of technologies and management, call center in Lithuania.

Another subsidiary, UAB Baltic Data Center, is a leading provider of data center and information system management services in the Baltic States.

The Company follows principle of socially responsible business and pays much attention to social activities. TEO supports the Communications History Museum in Kaunas.

Vision of TEO is to be the best partner in communicating with the constantly changing world. By employing the most modern technologies the Company enables its customers to reach people, knowledge and entertainment.

Türk Telekom Group, the leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey, provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. As of March 31, 2011; Türk Telekom group companies have 15.8 mn Fixed Access Lines, 6.7 mn ADSL Connections and 11.8 mn Mobile Subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial customers all over Turkey. Apart from 81,4 % shares in Avea, one of the three GSM operators in Turkey, Türk Telekom owns 100% of wholesale data and capacity service provider company Pantel International AG and its subsidiaries, 99.9% of broadband provider TTNET, convergence technologies company Argela, IT solutions provider Innova, online education company Sebit A.?., online gaming company Sobee and call center company AssisTT. Türk Telekom also has an indirect minority share in Albtelecom, the Albanian incumbent telecom operator. 55% of Türk Telekom shares belongs to Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.?. and 30% belongs to Turkish Treasury. The remaining 15% is publicly traded. Türk Telekom shares are listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange since May 2008.

All people in VIVACOM believe that the clients should feel free in their personal choice and that is why we offer services and complex new generation solutions which give the customers the opportunity to use more and in the same time to save money.

VIVACOM is a leader in developing modern telecommunication services to meet the highest professional standards - from mobile and fixed voice services to high speed Internet access through VIVACOM NET, from data transfer through mobile and fixed services to tailor made telecommunication solutions.

The brand VIVACOM was designed to reflect the aim of the company to offer the customers better services through effective solutions, innovative thinking, dynamic development, honest relations and refreshing offers. In this way we believe that we will build trust and honest relations between our company and our clients as well as to help for the development of a competitive and stable business environment of the telecommunications market.

Our vision is to be the leader in delivering converged communication services in Bulgaria.

Our mission is to help our customers be successful in a competitive world by providing them with the best quality communication services.

VIVACOM will continue to work for the introduction of the best European practices in order to offer its clients complex services with high quality at a good price. The company supports the efforts of the institutions for establishing new rules in the telecommunications sector, similar to those in Europe and gives an example for honest customer-oriented practices.