News and Announcements

June 2017

June 16, 2017 Announcement

Telenor Group Launches Global Stop Cyberbullying Campaign to support ‘4 Million by 2020’ Goal

On Stop Cyberbullying Day 2017, Telenor Group is launching its global ‘Be a Cyberhero’ digital and social media campaign. The goal is to support Telenor’s 2020 goal to educate four million children in online safety practices across its 13 international markets.

June 6, 2017 Announcement

Ole Bjørn Sjulstad appointed CEO of Telenor Bulgaria

Effective 1 August 2017, Ole Bjørn Sjulstad has been appointed new CEO of Telenor Bulgaria. Sjulstad succeeds Michael Foley, who assumed the CEO position at Grameenphone in Bangladesh in May.

June 5, 2017 Press Release

Telenor Group survey: Asia’s millennials point to artificial intelligence as possible gateway to achieving peace

New digital survey reveals surprising attitudes among Asian youth, including views on how best to empower youth leaders and the role of technology in supporting social causes and promoting Peace. Telenor Group today released the findings of its regional online survey that assessed the attitudes of Asia’s millennials towards technology and social impact, as well […]

May 2017

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Telenor’s Thai subsidiary dtac selected preferred partner on TOT’s 2300 MHz spectrum

Thailand’s state enterprise TOT has today announced that Telenor’s Thai subsidiary dtac has been selected as the preferred partner for 4G services on TOT’s 2300 MHz spectrum.

May 23, 2017 Announcement

23 young leaders. 13 countries. 5 teams. 1 aim: Use technology to solve challenges facing the world’s youth. Watch them pitch their solutions live on Facebook.

This Wednesday, May 24th, five international teams will be making a pitch of a lifetime on how they would tackle key youth-related issues including gender equality, education for refugees, mental health, climate change and unemployment. Join the Telenor Youth Forum delegates as they make their case to a global audience on Facebook Live at 16:00-17:00 local Bangkok time. www.facebook.com/telenoryouthforum.

May 15, 2017 Announcement

Closes down Online Classifieds site Ekhanei in Bangladesh

Products and Services

Based on the online classifieds market condition and not being able to develop the company into a sustainable and profitable business, the owners (Telenor, Schibsted and Naspers) have decided to close down the site Ekhanei in Bangladesh.

May 11, 2017 Press Release

Telenor monetizes its online classifieds investment in Latam – strengthens ownership in Asia

Products and Services

Telenor ASA has on 11 May 2017 entered into an agreement with Schibsted ASA regarding its joint ventures within online classifieds, whereby Telenor exits the Latin American joint venture (SnT) and acquires Schibsted’s stake in the joint ventures in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Myanmar (701 Search). Net proceeds to Telenor from the transaction with Schibsted will be USD 406 million (approx. NOK 3.4 billion).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

New members of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA

The Corporate Assembly has elected Grethe Viksaas and Jørgen Kildahl as new members of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA. The new directors will succeed Siri Beate Hatlen, Ashok Vaswani, Regi Aalstad and Dag Opedal, who has been relieved of their duties.

May 9, 2017

Are you the next delegate for the Telenor Youth Forum 2017?

Innovation

Calling all social-minded, tech savvy millennials! We are now recruiting for the fifth Telenor Youth Forum, a year-long program which takes participants to Oslo and Bangkok, and which will challenge what you know and how you make an impact on the world. Selected applicants will also attend 2017 Nobel Peace Prize festivities in Oslo.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Michael Foley appointed CEO of Grameenphone

The Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Michael Foley as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective from 26 May, 2017.