Leading 20 telecommunication companies in the Nordics 2019, by number of employees

As of May 2019, Telenor ASA was the telecommunications company in the Nordics with most employees. Over 31 thousand people worked for the company at the evaluated period. Second in the ranking was Telia Company AB, with around 24 thousand employees. Among the other enterprises with high number of employees were Eltel AB and Tele2 AB, both of which had over five thousand individuals hired.

Turnover and net profit of telecom companies

  Telenor ASA was also the telecom company with biggest turnover and biggest net profit in the Nordic countries for the same period. Reaching over 12 billion euros turnover, it was followed by Telia Company AB and Telia Sverige AB. The net profit of Telenor ASA amounted to over two billion euros in 2019.

Biggest companies

  The biggest company in general in the Nordic region in 2019, by number of employees, was the Danish Facility Services company ISS A/S. Next in the ranking came Securities AB, H&M Ericsson, and Nokia. All of the mentioned enterprises had over ten thousand employees for the evaluated period.

Leading 20 biggest telecommunication companies in the Nordic countries as of May 2019, by number of employees

Number of employees
Telenor ASA 31,000
Telia Company AB 24,468
Eltel AB8,781
Tele2 AB6,924
Elisa Oyj4,614
Telenor Norge AS3,736
Relacom Management AB2,667
Tele2 Sverige AB2,344
Telenor Sverige AB1,530
Eltel Networks AS1,357
Telia Norge AS1,331
TDC A/S1,000
Telenor A/S1,000
Com Hem AB883
Viria Oyj818
TDC Telco ApS750
Stofa A/S750
HI3G Denmark ApS750
Transtema Network Services AB739
Get AS725
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Release date

May 2019


Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Survey time period

May 2019

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The top list data is always based on the latest available financial statements."

Total number of employees refers to the average number of employees

Subsidiaries are excluded if the parent company is on the top list with consolidated figures

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