Published: 11.50 Europe/London, April 19, 2011

The number of TeliaSonera subscribers taking a television package has grown to almost one million. According to the company’s first quarter results 994,000 customers had opted for TV, with growth coming principally from Sweden and Lithuania

TV subscriptions in the domestic Swedish market grew by 23,000 to reach 473,000.

In Sweden a VDSL upgrade of around 800,000 households will enable speeds of between 30 and 60 Mbps to be realised. This will enable better support for HDTV, online gaming and on demand services.