Telia is Sweden’s oldest and biggest operator. The company has existed since 1853, when it was founded as a government agency and authority. Over the years Telia has changed name a couple of times. At first it was called Kongl. Elecktriska Telegraf-Werket and was later changed to Televerket. Today the official name is Telia Sverige AB.
For many years Telia had monopoly on the telecommunication network in Sweden. It wasn’t a statutory monopoly but during a long time there were simply no other actors on the market that could compete with Telia. During the 1980s more actors started to prevail on the market and Telia was soon not alone on the market.
Today Telia is still one of the most appreciated and popular companies in telephony and broadband. They have 6700 coworkers and invest billions in building the new digital society.