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Tele2 retreats to Sweden, has the alternative operator model failed in Europe?

Monday 24 June 2019 | 14:27 CET | Author: Corina Schultz | Background
Tele2 appears close to completing its exit from Europe and retreating to its home market Sweden. Only Germany and the Baltics remain in its portfolio, plus a minority stake in the Dutch joint venture with T-Mobile. One of Europe's first challengers created from the liberalisation of the telecom market, Tele2's retreat appears to signal the end of the alternative operator model based on regulated wholesale access. A new crop of start-ups on fibre networks is trying a different approach, without the reliance on legacy infrastructure and with more long-term investors able to support the

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