Tele2 is a European telecommunications operator headquartered in the Kista Science City, Stockholm, Sweden. It is a major telephone operator in the Nordic and Baltic countries and an alternative provider in many others, with about 17 million customers in 8 countries and under franchise in 1 additional countries.
Tele2 started as a telecommunications company in Sweden in 1993 by the company Investment AB Kinnevik.
Tele2 operates in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Croatia and Russia. It previously operated in Kazakhstan but the company has since divested its licence and ownership to other companies in those markets.