Operators Telia, Telenor, 3 Sweden and Tele 2 each confirmed
they were subjects of the probe.
In the first half of 2016, the four collectively generated 96
percent of revenues in the Swedish mobile phone market,
according to Sweden's telecoms regulator.
"The European Commission has initiated an investigation on the
premises of Telenor Sverige in Stockholm," Telenor said in a
statement, adding it had strict internal rules and procedures on
compliance with laws and regulations and that it would
co-operate with the investigation.
Tele 2 said in a statement it had clear rules and procedures for
compliance with laws and regulations, and vowed to cooperate
A spokesman for 3 Sweden, a joint venture between Investor AB
and Hutchison Whampoa, told Reuters it was also under
investigation and had no further comment.
A spokeswoman for Telia also confirmed it was part of the
(Reporting by Terje Solsvik in Oslo, Olof Swahnberg in Stockholm
and Philip Blenkinsop in Brussels,; editing by Gwladys Fouche
and Alexander Smith)
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