10.24 Europe/London, July 20, 2011 By Julian Clover

TeliaSonera added an additional 111,000 TV subscribers in the second quarter taking subscriber levels over the one million mark for the first time. 488,000 TV subscribers are in Sweden.

As of June 30, 2011 there were 1.1 million TV subscribers.

Subscribers are concentrated in the Nordic and Baltic markets, where in June TeliaSonera announced an ambitious plan to further develop triple play services. SEK 8 billion, SEK 5 billion in Sweden, into the rollout of VDSL2 services.

The target is to expand the coverage to 2.3 million connected homes by fiber in the Nordic and Baltic countries by the end of 2014. Almost 1 million of these will be in Sweden.

This upgrade will enable speeds of between 30 and 60 Mbps, further supporting HDTV, online gaming and on-demand services.