Monthly Archives: February 2006

Head of TeliaSonera in Moscow takes advantage of Moscow realtors

“Per Olof Sjöstedt, who is a Swedish citizen, has more than 20 years of working experience within telecom from Eastern Europe, whereof ten years in Russia, i.a. as Head of Ericsson’s operations in Russia between 1998 and 2001. He is fluent in Russian and has also held positions at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow. Before joining TeliaSonera he was Head of the Russian operations of Emerson Network Power Systems.”
PR Newswire via www.lighdreading.com

In June 2005, Mr. Sjöstedt approached a Moscow real estate company with a request of finding him an apartment for rent in Moscow. Working on a competitive basis with other agencies, this company succeeded in finding Mr. Sjöstedt an apartment, which he liked very much. The company negotiated the lease on Mr. Sjöstedt behalf and in the end of July, 2005, arranged for the lease singing. As a result, on September 1, 2005, Mr. Sjöstedt moved into the apartment, which he and his family enjoy up to the present day and till the end of July of 2006.

After satisfactory completion of services Mr. Sjöstedt refuses to pay the brokerage fee.

Mr. Sjöstedt agrees that the services provided were good; he confirms, in writing, that he enjoys the apartment. However, this did not result in the payment of the fee. Mr. Sjöstedt has received an invoice from the company, offered to pay half, and after the company requested full payment, he stopped replying to the company’s enquiries.

Mr. Sjöstedt has stated that he has lived in Moscow for 10 years and, moreover, has dealt with housing arrangements for numerous expatriates as part of his job. He is aware of the market practices and the market standard fees. Such behavior is illegal, unethical and unacceptable. It is a clear abuse of an imperfect Russian legal system.

Mr. Sjöstedt holds a leading position in his company and feels that this immunes him of ethical and moral standards. It is especially unfortunate that his supervisors in Swedish headquarters seem to share his position.

To date, the commission has not been paid.

www.ethicsinrussia.org

TeliaSonera Finland has sold its shares in Elisa Corporation

TeliaSonera Finland has sold all its 1,491,239 shares in Elisa Corporation for EUR 25 million, corresponding to 0.90 percent of total number of shares in Elisa Corporation. The transaction will result in a capital gain of approximately EUR 19.5 million (approximately SEK 180 million) that will be booked in the first quarter of 2006.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.

teliasonera.com

„Lietuvos telekomas” pripažintas dominuojančiu tranzito paslaugų rinkoje

Biržoje kotiruojamas “Lietuvos telekomas” kartu su susijusiomis įmonėmis turi didelę įtaką tranzito paslaugų, teikiamų fiksuoto telefono ryšio tinklu, rinkoje.

Tokį sprendimą, atsižvelgdama į rinkos tyrimo rezultatus ir Europos Komisijos pritarimą,  priėmė Ryšių reguliavimo tarnyba (RRT).

„Lietuvos telekomui“ nustatyti nediskriminavimo, skaidrumo, prieigos suteikimo kitiems ūkio subjektams, apskaitos atskyrimo ir kainų pagrindimo sąnaudomis įpareigojimai.

JT Naujienos

 

TeliaSonera cuts bonuses of Finnish managers after unsatisfactory year

The President and CEO of the Finnish-Swedish telecoms operator TeliaSonera, Anders Igel, has decided to cut the bonuses of the managers of the company’s Finnish arm by 60 percent. The reduction applies to the incentive bonus payments made to some 600 persons.
      In the light of the unsatisfactory 2005 result of EUR 34 million for TeliaSonera’s Finnish subsidiary, which saw erosion of more than 300 million euros in profit relative to the previous period, the CEO has reached the conclusion that the payment of the incentive bonuses cannot be justified. Moreover, the outcome for the last quarter of 2005 was already negative.
      The TeliaSonera employee remuneration system comprises both 12-month financial targets and individual achievement goals. In any case, bonuses based on the financial result would not have been paid to Finns this year, but Igel decided to cut back on other emoluments as well.
     
According to the rules of TeliaSonera, the CEO has the right to cut the bonuses if the financial targets are not achieved. In 2003 Igel resolved that no incentive bonuses whatsoever would be paid out within the Swedish branch of the company.
      While understanding the cutting of bonuses, President of TeliaSonera Finland Juho Lipsanen does not wish to comment on the results of Sonera for the first months of the current year. However, he notes that the company is undergoing a development programme in order to improve its results.

Helsingin Sanomat

“Lietuvos telekomas” apmokestina elektronio pašto paslaugas

Interneto paslaugų lyderė Lietuvoje – bendrovė „Lietuvos telekomas“ apmokestina elektroninio pašo paslaugas.

„Lietuvos telekomo“ DSL interneto vartotojai elektroninio pašto dėžutes gaus nemokamai, o ne bendrovės interneto vartotojams „Tako“ elektroninio pašto dėžutė mėnesiui kainuos 3 litus.

Telekomunikacijų bendrovė pranešė, jog nuo šiol naujoje elektroninėje pašto dėžutėje telpa gerokai daugiau laiškų, taip pat galima siųsti gerokai didesnius laiškus ir net keliems šimtams gavėjų vienu metu.

„Išanalizavę vartotojų poreikius, nuo šiol internautams siūlome didesnę elektroninio pašto dėžutės talpą bei daugiau funkcijų ir galimybių, taip pat gauti nemokamas SMS žinutes apie atėjusius naujus elektroninius laiškus“, – sakė Rinkodaros departamento Interneto portalų skyriaus vadovas Vladas Sapranavičius.

„Tako“ elektroninio pašto dėžutės talpa padidinta iki 50 MB, o vieno laiško dydis gali siekti 10 MB. Visos dėžutės nuo šiol saugomos nuo virusų ir nepageidaujamų  laiškų.

Teigiama, kad interneto portalas „Takas“ yra vienas lankomiausių portalų šalyje.

JT Naujienos

 

„Lietuvos telekomas“ dvigubai didina maksimalią interneto spartą

Besibaigiant 3G ryšio, kuris leis užtikrinti itin spartų internetą ir vaizdo telefoniją, konkursui, nesnaudžia ir „Lietuvos telekomas“. Jo atstovai pirmadienį paskelbė, kad nuo kovo 1 dienos privatiems vartotojams dvigubai didina maksimalią interneto spartą iki 4 Mbps, kuri taip pat suteiks galimybę naudotis vaizdo telefonija.

Šiuo metu maksimali „Lietuvos telekomo“ interneto sparta – 2 Мbps.

Nuo naujų interneto planų teikimo pradžios „Lietuvos telekomas“ nebeparduos privatiems vartotojams skirtų „Takas iD1 City”, “Takas iD2 City” ir “Takas iD3” planų. Jie bus atitinkamai pervadinti į „Premium“, „Optimalų“ ir „Bazinį“ planą, tačiau „iD” planus anksčiau pasirinkę vartotojai galės jais naudotis ir toliau.

„Premium“ plano duomenų priėmimo greitis bus iki 4 Mbps, siuntimo – iki 768 Кbps, „Optimalaus“ priėmimo – iki 1 Mbps, siuntimo – iki 768 Кbps, „Bazinio” priėmimo – iki 256 Kbps, siuntimo – iki 128 Kbps.

Pirmasis planas įgalins televizijos transliacijas internetu realiu laiku, pirmieji du leis naudotis vaizdo telefonija.

“Jums gali užkliūti žodis „iki“. Reiškia, tam tikrose vietose, kur linija ilgesnė, dėl fizikinių-techninių priežasčių tą greitį mums gali būti sunku garantuoti“, – teigė „Lietuvos telekomo“ Rinkodaros tarnybos vadovas Nerijus Ivanauskas.

Naujasis greitis, anot jo, leis skambinti iš vaizdo telefono ne tik į vaizdo telefoną, bet ir į paprastus stacionarius telefonus, mobiliojo ryšio telefonus, personalinius kompiuterius, kur bendrauti bus galima ir naudojant web kameras. Pokalbių vaizdo telefonais tarifai bus tokie patys kaip pokalbių paprastais telefonais.

Šis naujas itin spartus greitis kol kas bus skirtas tik privatiems vartotojams, verslo klientams liks šiuo metu siūlomas mažesnis greitis, už kurį jie mokės daugiau nei privatūs už didesnį.

Tarkime, „Universaliojo interneto“ paslaugą pasirinkusiems verslo klientams pasiūlomas 1 Mbps priėmimo bei 512 Kbps siuntimo greitis ir per mėnesį paslauga kainuoja 3-4 kartus daugiau nei kainuos pasirinkusiems naująjį „Premium“ planą, kuris leis priimti duomenis iki 4 Мbps greičiu.

„Kalbant apie planus verslui ir gyventojams, šiek tiek skiriasi techniniai parametrai. Verslo planus vadiname garantuotos kokybės planais, prijungiama labai daug vartotojų, greitesnis reagavimas. Planai gyventojams skiriami vienam-dviem vartotojams viename namų ūkyje. Todėl, nors skiriame 4Мbps, tokių vartotojų sunaudojamas resursų kiekis yra gerokai mažesnis“, – aiškino N. Ivanauskas.

N. Ivanausko nuomone, šio itin spartaus interneto paslauga kartu su vaizdo telefonija labiau domins didesnes pajamas turinčius žmones, ja naudosis skirtinguose miestuose gyvenantys šeimų nariai bendravimui tarpusavyje, valstybės pareigūnai ir didesnių įmonių vadovai bendravimui su pavaldiniais.

www.delfi.lt

„Lietuvos telekomas” pratęsia belaidžio interneto paslaugos teikimą nemokamai

„Lietuvos telekomas” nusprendė kol kas neapmokestinti belaidžio interneto didžiųjų miestų lankomiausiose vietose. Anksčiau planavęs, kad vartotojai šia paslauga naudosis nemokamai iki pavasario, „Lietuvos telekomas” nusprendė ją apmokestinti anksčiausiai kitų metų pradžioje, DELFI patvirtino „Lietuvos telekomo” Rinkodaros departamento direktorius Nerijus Ivanauskas.

Šiuo metu nemokamas „Lietuvos telekomo” belaidis internetas tiekiamas daugiau nei penkiasdešimties miestų ir miestelių kavinėse bei restoranuose, degalinėse, mokslo įstaigose. Anot N. Ivanausko, Lietuvoje jau įrengta per 400 spartaus belaidžio interneto zonų.

Pasak N. Ivanausko, kol kas nuspręsta paslaugos neapmokestinti iki šių metų pabaigos. Kokiu principu bus apmokestinama vėliau – už naudojimąsi internetu mokės patys vartotojai, ar už juos tam tikrą mokestį mokės kavinių, restoranų, degalinių ir t.t. savininkai – kol kas nėra nuspręsta.

www.delfi.lt

Employees deserting TeliaSonera Finland; one in five seeking new jobs

About one in five of the approximately 6,000 employees working for the telecommunications service provider TeliaSonera Finland are constantly looking for new jobs outside the company, according to a report on Friday morning’s YLE radio news. 

      The information is based on a survey of TeliaSonera employees conducted in November last year, which was answered by 71 percent of the employees of the Finnish unit of the company.
     
Juho Lipsanen, President of TeliaSonera Finland, has said in a letter sent to the personnel that he regards the situation as alarming. 

      Last year alone, 300 Sonera employees left the company. The trend has continued unchanged from the beginning of this year. 

      Reasons given for the flight of personnel include the years of negative publicity that have plagued TeliaSonera, constant upheavals within the company, and the fact that the company as a whole ended up in the hands of Sweden.
     
At the end of last year, a new cost-cutting programme was implemented in the Finnish section of TeliaSonera, which means that hundreds of employees have been forced to seek alternative employment inside the company, while others have been urged to look for work somewhere else.
      All indications are that of the 30,000 persons employed overall by the TeliaSonera group of companies, it is those in Finland who feel least bound or committed to their place of work.

Helsingin Sanomat

Yleisradio news: TeliaSonera staff dissatisfied

According to Finnish broadcasting company Yleisradio’s radio news, telecom group TeliaSonera’s own employee satisfaction survey shows that the staff of TeliaSonera Finland is dissatisfied with the company. In Finland, every fifth employee is looking for a new job elsewhere. The employee satisfaction survey was made in November 2005 and 71% of employees in Finland responded. According to the news, TeliaSonera Finland’s management considers the situation alarming.

finland.fi

Employees deserting TeliaSonera Finland; one in five seeking new jobs

About one in five of the approximately 6,000 employees working for the telecommunications service provider TeliaSonera Finland are constantly looking for new jobs outside the company, according to a report on Friday morning’s YLE radio news.
      The information is based on a survey of TeliaSonera employees conducted in November last year, which was answered by 71 percent of the employees of the Finnish unit of the company.
     
Juho Lipsanen, President of TeliaSonera Finland, has said in a letter sent to the personnel that he regards the situation as alarming.
      Last year alone, 300 Sonera employees left the company. The trend has continued unchanged from the beginning of this year.
      Reasons given for the flight of personnel include the years of negative publicity that have plagued TeliaSonera, constant upheavals within the company, and the fact that the company as a whole ended up in the hands of Sweden.
     
At the end of last year, a new cost-cutting programme was implemented in the Finnish section of TeliaSonera, which means that hundreds of employees have been forced to seek alternative employment inside the company, while others have been urged to look for work somewhere else.
      All indications are that of the 30,000 persons employed overall by the TeliaSonera group of companies, it is those in Finland who feel least bound or committed to their place of work.

Helsingin Sanomat