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September

29 September 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

Telenor Board of Directors welcomes extension of CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas tenure

The board of Telenor has asked CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas, who turns 60 years in November, to prolong his contract throughout 2015. Baksaas has accepted.

26 September 2014
5:00 am (CEST)

Telenor connects first customers in Myanmar

Telenor Group has announced that it will begin connecting customers in Myanmar on Saturday, September 27.

23 September 2014
9:30 am (CEST)

Stian Carstensen wins Telenor Culture Prize 2014

(Fornebu 23 September 2014) Norwegian artist Stian Carstensen was awarded the Telenor Culture Prize 2014 for his outstanding multi-instrumentalism and contemporary folk music compositions. The price of NOK 500,000 was presented by Telenor Group President and CEO, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, on the eve of the Telenor Culture Programme’s 20th anniversary.

16 September 2014
12:00 pm (CEST)

Grameenphone and Mozilla bring Firefox phones to Asia

Grameenphone customers in Bangladesh can now get their hands on a Firefox phone, priced at less than US$ 60. This marks the first joint release of Mozilla’s low-cost, open web smartphones by a mobile operator in Asia.

10 September 2014
2:30 pm (CEST)

Telenor opens Serbia’s most available bank

Today’s opening of Telenor Group’s first wholly-owned financial institution Telenor banka in Serbia provides customers with innovative mobile banking services and represents a milestone in the company’s development of online financial services and mobile banking in Europe.

2 September 2014
8:59 am (CEST)

Sigve Brekke appointed interim CEO of dtac

Total Access Communication PLC (dtac) has today announced that Jon Eddy Abdullah has resigned as CEO of the company.

August

14 August 2014
12:00 pm (CEST)

Invitation: Sustainability in Myanmar

Telenor Group invites to an update on sustainability in Myanmar on Tuesday 19 August at 14:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET. The session is expected to last for an hour.

4 August 2014
12:00 pm (CEST)

Telenor issues challenge to youth at next summit

Telenor Group, in collaboration with the Nobel Peace Center, invites youth to explore how mobile and digital communication can bring social change and create opportunities for all.

July

23 July 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

Data growth and margin expansion

Telenor Group is reporting solid financial performance for the second quarter with profitable growth. The results show close to four million new customers, continued revenue growth, a strong EBITDA margin of 36% and an operating cash flow of more than NOK 5.6 billion. Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 26.8 billion in the quarter, representing an organic revenue growth of 1.6%.

21 July 2014
2:30 pm (CEST)

Presentation of Telenor’s second quarter results 2014

Telenor will present its financial results for the second quarter on Wednesday 23 July at 09:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET.

June

25 June 2014
11:30 am (CEST)

Telenor Norway modernizing fixed line business

Telenor Norway has selected Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) as its partner to modernize and simplify the fixed network operations. The goal is to improve customer experience through reduced complexity and faster deliveries.

23 June 2014
9:30 am (CEST)

Ragnar Kårhus appointed new CEO of Telenor Broadcast Holding and Canal Digital

Telenor Group announced that is has appointed Ragnar Kårhus as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Broadcast Holding AS and Canal Digital AS, effective 1 August 2014.

May

16 May 2014
8:00 am (CEST)

Telenor Group appoints three new Executive Vice Presidents

Telenor Group today announces a change to its organizational structure through the appointment of Henrik Clausen (50), Katja Christina Nordgaard (52) and Pål Wien Espen (49) as Executive Vice Presidents and new members of Group Executive Management (GEM) in Telenor Group.

15 May 2014
6:45 am (CEST)

New CEOs appointed to DiGi Telecommunications and Telenor in Sweden

Telenor Group today announced that DiGi Telecommunications has appointed Lars-Åke Norling (45) as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1, 2014.

7 May 2014
1:20 pm (CEST)

Telenor Group names Michael Foley as new CEO of Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Group today announced that it has appointed Mr. Michael Patrick Foley as the new Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Pakistan.

7 May 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

A solid start to the year

In the first quarter of 2014, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 26.5 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 1.5%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 9.3 billion, the EBITDA margin was 35% and operating cash flow was NOK 5.6 billion.

6 May 2014
10:45 am (CEST)

Presentation of Telenor’s first quarter results 2014

Telenor will present its financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday 7 May at 09:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET.

April

30 April 2014
6:45 am (CEST)

Tele2 chooses Telenor

Tele2 enters into a national roaming agreement with Telenor Norway for all brands within the Tele2 Group. The agreement includes 2G, 3G, and 4G coverage.

25 April 2014
8:25 am (CEST)

Telenor powers Pakistan with 3G, stage set for Internet for All

Sharing Telenor Group’s global ambition to bring Internet for All, Telenor Pakistan will soon start roll-out of 3G services on its nationwide network.

4 April 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

Telenor achieves efficiency targets through voluntary severance agreements and consulting reductions

Strong competitive pressure and declining revenues from traditional fixed telephony require Telenor Norway to focus on streamlining its operations and investments. The offer of voluntary redundancy packages, early retirement and a reduction in the use of consultants, has so far had the desired effect.

March

26 March 2014
7:01 am (CEST)

Telenor Broadcast divests Conax to Kudelski Group for NOK 1.5 billion

Telenor Broadcast today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its subsidiary Conax AS for NOK 1,509 million to swiss-based Kudelski Group.

February

18 February 2014
11:28 am (CEST)

Telenor Group Welcomes Media at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Telenor Group will host a media gathering at its Hospitality stand in Barcelona on 25 February, during the Mobile World Congress.

17 February 2014
7:35 am (CEST)

Telenor Group and UNICEF partnering for children

Telenor Group and UNICEF have signed a global partnership agreement and are joining forces to promote children’s development. The five-year agreement includes both financial support and access to a range of mobile technology solutions that will help advance children’s rights.

13 February 2014
4:14 pm (CEST)

Uninor wins fresh spectrum and adds new circle in auction

Uninor confirms that it has successfully acquired additional spectrum in the 1800 MHz band in four of its six existing circles – Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West, Bihar and Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh - and in the new circle of Assam at an investment of INR 8,447 mil.

12 February 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

Record high EBITDA and positioned for future growth

In the fourth quarter of 2013, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 28 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 1%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 8.99 billion, the EBITDA margin was 32.6%, and operating cash flow was NOK 4.42 billion.

11 February 2014
1:50 pm (CEST)

Presentation of Telenor’s fourth quarter results 2013

Telenor will present its financial results for the fourth quarter on Wednesday 12 February at 09:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET. The presentation, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, will be held in Auditorium Voice, Telenor Expo Visitor Centre at Fornebu near Oslo. The figures will be published on Telenor's website at 07:00 CET.

4 February 2014
7:00 am (CEST)

Working on the way to work

Almost one in three Norwegians work on their way to and from the office, a new study shows. 'Cloud services, apps, and high-quality network give us the freedom to work when and where it suits us,' says Telenor Norway's Marina Lønning.

January

30 January 2014
6:47 am (CEST)

Telenor Group signs license in Myanmar

Telenor Group today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Union Government of Myanmar for a nationwide telecommunications license. The license includes spectrum in the 900MHz and 2.1GHz bands and is valid for 15 years. Telenor aims to provide accessible and affordable mobile communications to people across Myanmar, and will launch services within eight months after the license is awarded.

8 January 2014
6:30 am (CEST)

Telenor nominates new Uninor CEO

Telenor Group today announced that it has nominated Mr. Morten Karlsen Sørby to become the new Chief Executive Officer of Uninor, effective immediately. Morten Karlsen Sørby steps into the role just as Uninor reached cash flow break even at the end of 2013, on target after only four years of operation. Morten Karlsen Sørby replaces Sigve Brekke who has served as interim CEO of Uninor since early November last year.

1 January 2014
11:00 am (CEST)

New mobile for Christmas? Don’t throw away your old one!

A new mobile phone is a popular Christmas present in Norway, but what do we do with our old phones? Telenor can help you recycle them.