Articles

July

31 July 2014

Internet for all in Serbian cities

Telenor is bringing freedom to citizens and visitors of Serbian cities, who are able to relish the summer outdoors, surf the Internet and discover local treasures - on their smart devices.

18 July 2014

Telenor and Marie Stopes announce joint mHealth initiative in Myanmar

Telenor and healthcare provider Marie Stopes International Myanmar (MSIM) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to launch mobile health initiatives for maternal and child healthcare in underserved communities in Myanmar.

1 July 2014

Bringing Wikipedia to Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Myanmar Wikipedia community have held their first joint workshop in Myanmar in order to create local content for Wikipedia, the world’s biggest free encyclopaedia.

June

30 June 2014

DiGi turns young Malaysian app makers into stars

All eyes in Malaysia’s tech community turned toward DiGi’s fifth Challenge for Change finale last Tuesday, a yearly contest in which the company scouts out Malaysia’s most talented app developers and brings their ideas to life.

27 June 2014

Committed to our culture

From Pakistan to Norway, the Telenor culture stays strong, according to Amina Wahid. This is her story.

27 June 2014

Our leadership attitudes

Telenor’s Head of People Development, Jon Erik Haug, talks about the attitudes that Telenor expects from its leaders.

24 June 2014

Leadership attitude #4: Execute – getting things done!

Telenor’s Head of People Development Jon Erik Haug talks about the right attitudes for leaders in Telenor. These leadership attitudes will be unveiled in a series of articles. The final attitude is EXECUTE.

20 June 2014

Building bridges with Myanmar communities

Telenor Myanmar has set up a Community Outreach Programme to connect hard-to-reach areas of the country.

19 June 2014

Montenegrin youngsters explore internet with Telenor

Children aged 10-15 gathered last Saturday to show their knowledge on internet use at the I Genius event, organized by Telenor Foundation. The competition marked the end of the third year of Surf Wisely initiative working for a safe digital environment.

19 June 2014

Coaching style of leadership

Anyone can adopt a coaching style of leadership. It’s a way of communicating that requires leaders to ask questions rather than only answering them. Career coach Jan Christophersen shares his insights into how to bring the coaching style to Telenor.

18 June 2014

Telenor and Opera Software extend partnership agreement

Telenor's global Business Units can now adopt even more Opera Software products into their offering, following the signing of a partnership extension agreement.

18 June 2014

Telenor leadership attitude #3: empower

Telenor’s Head of People Development Jon Erik Haug talks about the right attitudes for leaders in Telenor. These leadership attitudes will be unveiled in a series of articles. The third attitude is EMPOWER.

17 June 2014

Telenor Hungary employees teaching safe use of internet

More than 500 Telenor employees in Hungary reached to schoolchildren to educate them how to safely use internet.

16 June 2014

Meet Telenor Pakistan’s Rooh ul Amin

He’s been through disability, discouragement and war but Rooh ul Amin never gave up trying to reach the position in life he imagined for himself. He presents a story of resilience and triumph by following his heart when everyone told him to do otherwise.

16 June 2014

Digital Winners – No guts no glory

This year’s Digital Winners theme - ”No guts, no glory” - will present successes and failures of corporate innovation, disruptive business models, and forefront news on digital media development. Digital Winners 2014 also has a new twist..

13 June 2014

Staying Hungry: Uninor’s KC Narendran

Uninor’s KC Narendran is passionate about people and getting results. He works in one of the most competitive telecom markets in the world, which has taught him to be an expert at sparking a winning spirit among the team.

12 June 2014

Riding out the storm

Telenor Denmark’s Kristian Winther Ebert thrives in environments that present real challenges, whether it’s riding his bike through a cyclone or taking the network in Denmark from worst to first.

11 June 2014

Leadership attitude #2 unveiled: Engage yourself and others!

Telenor’s Head of People Development Jon Erik Haug talks about the right attitudes for leaders in Telenor. These leadership attitudes will be unveiled in a series of articles. The second attitude is ENGAGE.

11 June 2014

Download our Anti-Corruption “App”

It is easy to think of corruption as an issue that only happens to “other people.” When we think about corruption, we imagine shady characters in dingy hotels and suitcases full of cash. The reality is that corruption isn’t ever quite as Hollywood as we’d think and is more often a great deal more destructive than we’d expect.

6 June 2014

Telenor drives mobile internet adoption across Asia

Telenor Group has embarked upon an ambitious journey to connect the unconnected and drive profitable mobile internet penetration in Asia.

6 June 2014

Global Backend rigs Telenor for a digital future

The aim of Telenor Digital’s Global Backend is to efficiently provide a large choice of digital services, on many devices, across our geographical borders. Six out of thirteen business units can today bundle services through Global Backend.

6 June 2014

Sigve’s rule #7: Everyone’s important

In business, there is no such thing as individual achievement. Yes, you can have star performers at the top. But do not for one second believe that there aren’t star performers at the ground level as well. They are just as important as you.

5 June 2014

Morten Tveit on developing leaders

Are leaders born or can they be bred? We went straight to the source: Morten Tveit of Egon Zehnder, a global executive search firm.

4 June 2014

Telenor leadership attitude #1: explore

Telenor’s Head of People Development Jon Erik Haug talks about the right attitudes for leaders in Telenor. These leadership attitudes will be unveiled in a series of articles. The first is EXPLORE.

May

30 May 2014

Keep driving, it’s only a brain surgery

This spring GLOBUL set on a journey of a complete network swap. Already on 16 May, new equipment was up and running in the two selected pilot clusters, enabling GLOBUL users in Pazardzhik and Pernik to start enjoying the quality of the new network.

28 May 2014

Telenor Pakistan’s successful free life insurance initiative

In November 2013, Telenor Pakistan became the first mobile operator in the country to launch free life insurance to pre-paid customers.

28 May 2014

Healthy Uninor growth with clusters

Uninor's success in implementing a cluster-focused network strategy has gained traction over its competitors by enabling the company to drive sharper focus on profitability.

27 May 2014

A small building of great significance

As part of a symposium at Svalbard, Telenor Group CEO, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, on Monday 26 May, handed over the fully restored telegraph building to symposium host, Kings Bay. The building, which dates back to 1918, was one of the most important reasons why Svalbard became Norwegian territory in 1924.

27 May 2014

Bringing financial services to Pakistani women

As the fifth largest country in the world and a predominately rural society, Pakistan has a huge unbanked population – nearly 90 %. Women in the rural areas are especially financially marginalised.

21 May 2014

Serbia hit by floods – Telenor doing its part

The worst floods in Serbia for decades sent tens of thousands people out of their homes and killed more than twenty, leaving large parts of the country without electricity power and with damaged infrastructure. Telenor puts massive efforts to maintain functionality of its network and support rescuing.

13 May 2014

Telenor Foundation launched in Montenegro

The aim of the Foundation is to contribute to further promotion and development of the corporate social responsibility in Montenegro. Empowerment of youth, their education and professional growth will be at the core of Telenor Foundation’s future projects.

9 May 2014

dtac launches 4G in Bangkok

Today dtac officially launched its next-generation 4G network in central Bangkok, making Thailand Telenor’s second 4G-powered market in Asia, and the seventh globally.

5 May 2014

Oil, ships, salmon…and Internet for All

Norway’s newest and perhaps most substantial contribution to the economies and people of Asia is very likely the mobile internet, according to Telenor’s Head of Asia Sigve Brekke.

5 May 2014

Telenor Norway launches new mobile subscriptions

Today Telenor Norway launches ten new mobile subscriptions. The subscriptions offer unlimited calls and text messages, and full control of data consumption.

April

29 April 2014

Sigve’s rule #6: Remember to celebrate

Most companies are far too serious. They think that since they are doing important and serious things, so they have to be serious all the time – except at that one annual party. I believe in more parties, more celebration.

11 April 2014

dtac ignites mass translation efforts for Thai Internet

10,000 volunteer hours expected to boost Thai articles on Wikipedia by more than 5,000.

7 April 2014

Telenor Myanmar completes first voice and video call

Telenor Myanmar announced that the first-ever voice call was successfully carried out on the company’s live core network in Myanmar.

2 April 2014

Grameenphone completes record-breaking 3G roll-out

Grameenphone launched 3G in October 2013, and just six months later, has rolled out coverage in all district towns in Bangladesh.

2 April 2014

Every fifth child regrets things they’ve published online

A new study shows that nine out of ten 11 year olds in Sweden own a smartphone, and more than 50 per cent of the five year olds have access to a tablet. Experts are now calling upon parents to set a limit for their kids’ usage.

March

31 March 2014

Svalbard is fibre-optics test bed

Longyearbyen now has one of the world's most advanced digital service offerings, after Telenor shifted the entire infrastructure over to either mobile or fibre-optic technology. Longyearbyen is now a laboratory for the future of fibre-based services.

28 March 2014

Providing proof of identity in Pakistan

In an effort to boost the current low birth registration, Telenor Pakistan teams up with UNICEF Pakistan to mediate every child’s right to identity through mobile birth registrations.

27 March 2014

Online schools bring hope to rural Bangladesh

Grameenphone’s latest Online School, a part of the company’s Internet for All initiatives, is now up and running in Bandarban, one of the remotest regions of Bangladesh.

24 March 2014

Payment without Wires

Meet Paysys, a DiGi partner that specializes in mobile credit transactions in Malaysia.

21 March 2014

New opportunities in 2014 for Telenor Denmark!

This week, Telenor Denmark launched a STORM-plan containing 24 hour customer service all year long, Emergency Care, New Loan Phone Concept and the possibility to try Denmark Strongest Network free of charge. According to CEO for Telenor Denmark, Marek Slacik, there is much more to come in 2014!

20 March 2014

Sigve’s rule #5: Leaders walk the talk

Action speaks louder than words. Sayings stating that leaders must “walk the talk”, “put their money where their mouth is” and “live their brands” have been reiterated until the point of ridicule, but these rules remain unavoidable. Leaders must do what they say they’ll do.

20 March 2014

Develop cool Firefox OS apps!

Telenor Digital is currently launching a “How to” video guide for creating Firefox OS apps. The series teaches just about anyone how to build your first application for Firefox OS and how to get it listed in the Firefox Marketplace.

17 March 2014

Unsecured mobile phones make it easy for pickpockets

One in two Norwegians does not use an automatic lock on their mobile phone, according to a new study. This means that anyone can access the contents of the phone if it goes astray.

12 March 2014

Telenor opens 1000 new 4G base stations

Telenor is now starting its roll out of mobile broadband to 1000 new base stations. Telenor is working particularly hard to improve mobile coverage in rural Norway as well as indoor coverage.

12 March 2014

Bangladesh: Internet for All in 3 steps

Internet brings prosperity, equality and opportunity – and these benefits should be made available to all. This was an early conclusion when Grameenphone and Telenor Group brought together partners, suppliers and decision makers in Dhaka to discuss Internet for All.

11 March 2014

GLOBUL selects Huawei for network swap project

Full swap of GLOBUL's network in Bulgaria to be completed during first half of 2015.

11 March 2014

Is your phone ready for the Museum?

Telenor’s Ole Christian Wasenden, Vice President in Telenor Research, writes about the first-ever Android phone to be sent to The Norwegian Telecom Museum.

11 March 2014

Uninor unveils internet strategy

Uninor builds on the “Internet for All” ambition by offering affordable, service-based internet offers, including Facebook and Whatsapp.

10 March 2014

Helping Thai startups ‘Accelerate’

dtac and Telenor Digital has launched Accelerate, a co-funded incubator programme for Thai startups.

7 March 2014

The butterfly effects of Social Media

The butterfly effect – the phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado, or cause one to happen in the first place. Telenor Digital’s appear.in service has really experienced how such an effect can help its business case.

6 March 2014

Telenor Montenegro launches Surf Wisely app

In its second year, Telenor’s “Surf Wisely, Conquer the Internet” initiative opens new channels for education and communication in Montenegro. Sound practical guidance advice and instructive TV broadcasts are now available on smartphone apps through Google Play.

3 March 2014

DiGi Hackathon draws 200 developers

Best apps win cash prizes and the potential to represent Malaysia at Telenor’s Digital Winners Global Application Challenge.

3 March 2014

Top trends at Mobile World Congress

"Our business is more relevant than ever. The game is changing and we are working up close and personal with the game-changers." Here’s a look at Mobile World Congress through the eyes of the Head of Telenor Digital, Rolv-Erik Spilling.

2 March 2014

Telenor Myanmar boosts operations with headquarters in Yangon

Telenor House to be at the centre of the company’s business, people-centric strategy and talent development programs.

February

27 February 2014

Sigve’s rule #4: Stay honest

Honesty is hard. When business is challenging, it is tempting to sugarcoat the situation or be silent. Don’t. It’s the safest way to lose your best people.

27 February 2014

Creating value with Facebook, WhatsApp and other partners

During Mobile World Congress 2014, Telenor met with several of its partners to discuss how to speed up Internet adoption. In this video interview, featuring representatives from Facebook and WhatsApp, Head of Telenor Digital Rolv-Erik Spilling discusses the importance of different partnership models and why partnerships make good business sense.

26 February 2014

Easypaisa and Grameenphone win Global Mobile Awards

Yesterday, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Telenor Pakistan’s Easypaisa was awarded two Global Mobile Awards. Telenor's Bangladeshi operation, Grameenphone was also a winner!

21 February 2014

THOR 7 is almost complete

In about a month the construction of the THOR 7 satellite will be completed. This means that Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, which owns THOR 7 is one step closer to the launch in the second half of this year.

20 February 2014

How can we prepare for the future?

How do you imagine the future six years from now? Will we stop using social media, and only want real life experiences? Will we have fast economic slowdown in Europe and growth in Asia only? Will we use collective customer power to achieve good deals with service providers? Telenor Research informs us on how they work towards identifying how to deliver optimal customer experience in an uncertain future.

20 February 2014

A Safer Internet For All starts with you

These are random photos of average students found on the internet. Their full names and school crests are clearly seen in the original pictures. A simple Google reverse image and information search revealed the schools they are attending, their birthdays, blogs, personal photos, Facebook accounts, Youtube videos, and more. These findings were made available to total strangers within minutes, though the original intentions of posting the pictures were to share with the students’ close friends and families.

18 February 2014

Internet literacy comes first

dtac plans to extend their One Million Hours for Thai Children project into 2014, by providing children with a means to protect themselves against online harm.

14 February 2014

Sigve’s rule #3: What gets measured gets done

What gets measured gets done. What doesn’t is given lower priority. After all, we are only human. My third rule is about logic, discipline…and eating elephants.

14 February 2014

Uninor welcomes a new circle

After 10 days of fierce bidding, the spectrum auction in India is now concluded. The outcome fits well with nominated CEO Morten Karlsen Sørby’s plan for Uninor: Expand, Enhance and Engage.

11 February 2014

Telenor in Asia: Internet safety on top of the agenda

Telenor Group, on this annual “Safer Internet Day”, is projecting an overwhelming majority of an estimated 500 million children in its emerging Asia markets will be accessing the Internet for the first time via mobile in the coming decade. Within the next three years alone, Telenor expects up to 85 million children will be introduced to the Internet via mobile in its global markets.

9 February 2014

Q&A with Mai Oldgard: A Safer ‘Internet for All’

Mai Oldgard, Head of Sustainability in Telenor Group, explains why Internet for All, child online safety and digital responsibility should be thought of as one and the same.

9 February 2014

The story of a Norwegian telecom adventure

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Telenor launched one of its most extensive marketing campaigns in Norway. The campaign, which has Steven Van Zandt in a leading role, is being showcased on TV, in newspapers, online and outside where people are on the move.

4 February 2014

Rule #2: A strategy cannot be too simple, too focused or too actionable

Leadership Rule #2 from Sigve Brekke is all about strategy. And strategy is all about making choices: deciding what to do – and what not to do. Strategies that are not easily communicated are seldom effective, which is why Sigve maintains that a strategy cannot be too simple, too focused or too actionable.

January

31 January 2014

The man behind Easypaisa

Prior to rejoining Telenor Group as Head of Financial Services in Asia, Roar Bjærum was heading Easypaisa, the first and largest branchless banking service in Pakistan.

29 January 2014

Annsofi sings out against bullying

Artist Annsofi Pettersen became depressed and was on sick leave due to the cyber bullying that followed her X Factor success. Now she is fronting the anti-bullying campaign Use Your Head, which will be visiting more schools than ever in its tenth season.

28 January 2014

Rule #1: Leaders are Chief Storytellers

Sigve Brekke, Head of Telenor Asia, writes about how he uses the art of storytelling to tell people about Telenor Group - who we are and what we do. Here’s what he has to say:

24 January 2014

Paving the way with Retail 2.0!

The presence of branded retail stores and seamless customer experience is imperative in building a strong brand in our market.

23 January 2014

Global entrepreneurship – a new era for global banking

We interviewed Tine Wollebekk, new Head of Financial Services in Telenor, to get her vision on the road ahead.

20 January 2014

Telenor pioneers video conferencing in the browser

New Telenor Digital service appear.in lets users easily set up video conversations in the Internet browser. By using a new standard for real-time communication, appear.in is challenging the existing video conferencing market and has already gained followers in 175 countries.

16 January 2014

Telenor transforms its business in Denmark

Radically transforming its business and delivering on a historic network sharing agreement with Telia are two of the initiatives creating positive media buzz about Telenor Denmark.

7 January 2014

Frontline is key to the bottom line

On a busy Friday in December, Uninor’s acting CEO at the time, Sigve Brekke, spent a day on the frontline working as a regional sales executive in Surat.

6 January 2014

Help-my call dropped again!

Uninor is all set to change the market dynamics as the only operator in Asia and the 2nd in world to offer a compensatory call for every dropped call a customer experiences.