FCCJ Luncheon Meeting 27 October 2006
Theme:
"TeliaSonera and the Evolving Telecom Business"

Guest Speaker: Mr. Juho Lipsanen, President of TeliaSonera Finland
RECAP
Juho Lipsanen noted at the start of his presentation that he is, with a bit over one year, the longest serving President of TeliaSonera Finland, so it has been a fairly "windy" post. TeliaSonera Finland has gone through some tough times, at least partly because the mobile telecom market in Finland is rate wise perhaps the most competitive in the world. with fees lowest in OECD countries, about a half of those in Sweden and a third of the Japanese fees.

TeliaSonera is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic region and also holds strong positions in mobile communications in Eurasia, Turkey and Russia, with a client base of almost 100 million. The company was created in 2002 through a merger between Telia of Sweden and Sonera of Finland.

Mr. Lipsanen aslo touched upon the mobile number portability, which is a timely subject in Japan as it took effect here this week. In Finland, number portability came into effect in July 2003. The portability was quite much similar to that in Japan, i.e. the number is portable, but not many of the services related to the number.
IMAGES FROM THE MEETING
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FCCJ President Mika Mäkinen left with Juho Lipsanen and Ambassador Jorma Julin
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Juho Lipsanen starting his presentation
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Doing some magic with the numbers?
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And the audience is impressed!
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An executive with the office in his pockets.
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Mika Mäkinen opens the Q&A session
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and. waiting for some questions from the audience of 33 members and guests
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A question from Kimio Hashida of Nokia Japan (second from right) raises some discussion with Johan Wickman (right) and Kennet Rådne (left) from Telia Sonera HQ. Isao Nishimura following.
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Imaginary headphones....
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