- TDC A/S
TDC A/S (
Tele- DenmarkCommunications) is the former telecom monopolyin Denmark. It is now privatized. Thus, it is the biggest company in all aspects of telecommunicationin Denmark with landline, mobile, Internet, VHFmaritime borderline-radio etc.
By the end of 2004, the TDC Group had more than 13.4m customers in Europe: 3.5m
landlinecustomers, 7.1m mobile customers, 1.8m Internetcustomers, and 1.0m cable televisioncustomers.
Over the past decade, TDC developed from a traditional and mainly Danish provider of landline and mobile telephony services into a Danish-based
European provider of communications solutions. Deregulationof the Danish telecommunications market in 1996 created a highly competitive market. In 2004, the Danish telecommunications market was fully liberalized and highly competitive. TDC was partly privatizedin 1994 and fully privatized in 1998, and at year-end 2004 TDC's shares were held mainly by institutions and retail investors in Denmark, Great Britain and the United States.
In 2006, a group of
private equitys firm under the banner Nordic Telephone Company (NTC), offered to buy TDC for a price of about 11 billion USD. Among the group were companies such as Blackstone, Permira, Apaxand KKR. The company failed to buy more than 90% of the shares and was unable to remove the company from the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Also in 2006, TDC pulled out of the UK mobile telephony market, with the closure of their joint venture with Easy Group, Easy Mobile.
In 2007, the Swiss-subsidiary of German supermarket chain,
Aldi, announced that they would launch a pre-paid mobile service called "Salut!-mobile". This service would be operated as an MVNOrunning on TDC's Swiss subsidiary, Sunrise. 
TDC is organized as six main business lines:
"TDC Solutions" provides communications services primarily in Denmark and the
Nordic countries. Its activities include landlinetelephony services, convergence products (combined landline and mobile telephony), broadbandsolutions, advanced security and hostingservices, data communicationsand Internetservices, leased lines, sale of terminals and installation.
"TDC Mobile International" provides mobile services in Denmark and a number of
European countries. The domestic activities include the fully owned companies TDC Mobil, a Danish-based mobile operator, and Telmore, a Danish service provider. TDC Mobile International also holds a 19.6% stake in Polkomtel, a Polish mobile operator, and an 80% stake in Telmore International, which takes care of cooperation with EasyGroup.
Sunrise Communications AG" is the second-largest telecommunicationsprovider in Switzerland. Its activities include landline, mobile and Internetservices.
"TDC Cable TV" is a Danish provider of
cable televisionand broadbandaccess. Now known as YouSee A/S.
"TDC Directories" publishes printed, electronic and Internet-based directories in Denmark,
"Others" include primarily TDC Services, which provides mainly business services for the TDC Group’s domesticbusiness lines.
List of Danish television channels
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