Sweden's minister of industry, Björn Rosengren, is still dreaming of a
pan-Nordic telecommunications giant more than a year after the proposed
merger between Norway's Telenor and Sweden's Telia went up in smoke amid
quarrels over which country would lead the concern. According to
Aftenposten, industry sources now say that Telia, 70 percent of which is
owned by the Swedish state, may buy all or part of TeleDanmark.
Satellite launch rescheduled
The satellite launch that was aborted earlier this week aboard the Sea
Launch platform, which is partly owned by Norway's Kværner Group, has been
rescheduled for Feb. 28. The launch was called off seconds before lift-off
when the owners of the satellite detected a possible technical fault in the satellite itself. Kværner owns 20 percent of the shares in Sea Launch, while the American aerospace firm Boeing owns 45 percent.