DNA Oyj’s network licences not to be cancelled

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 8.8.2019 13.13
Press release
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Despite a change in the direct controlling interest in the licence holder, the Government will not cancel the network licences issued to DNA Oyj and its subsidiary DNA Welho Oy for telecommunications and television broadcasting. The Government made a decision on the matter on 8 August 2019.

The change in the direct controlling interest concerns the readiness expressed by a Norwegian company, Telenor Group, to acquire 54 per cent of DNA Oyj's shares.

DNA Oyj offers mobile, terrestrial network and television network services everywhere in Mainland Finland. The company holds network licences for telecommunication operations in several frequency bands, and its subsidiary, Welho Oy, holds a network licence for television broadcasting in the digital terrestrial mass communication network.

The government decision applies to network licences issued under the Act on Electronic Communication Services. The Government takes the view that there is no reason to believe that the licenced activities would not continue in compliance with the licence terms and the provisions of the Act.


Katariina Vuorela, Ministerial Adviser, tel. +358 295 34 2029