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Govt not to cancel DNA Oyj’s network licences

09 Aug 2019, 02:43 ( 13 days ago) | updated: 09 Aug 2019, 09:08 ( 12 days ago)

DF REport
Photo courtesy of DNA Oyj.

Despite a change in the direct controlling interest in the licence holder, the government will not cancel the network licences issued to DNA Oyj and its subsidiary DNA Welho Oy for telecommunications and television broadcasting.

The decision was made on Thursday, said a government press release.

The change in the direct controlling interest concerns the readiness expressed by a Norwegian company, Telenor Group, to acquire 54 per cent of DNA Oyj’s shares.

DNA Oyj offers mobile, terrestrial network and television network services everywhere in mainland Finland. The company holds network licences for telecommunication operations in several frequency bands, and its subsidiary, Welho Oy, holds a network licence for television broadcasting in the digital terrestrial mass communication network.

The government decision applies to network licences issued under the Act on Electronic Communication Services. The government takes the view that there is no reason to believe that the licensed activities would not continue in compliance with the licence terms and the provisions of the act.