21 December 2007
Telenor Broadcast today announced that it has acquired the TV-rights for SAS-ligaen, the Danish top football league. The matches will be broadcasted on the TV-channels DR and dk4.
20 December 2007
Norwegian children are teachers: more than 20 per cent teach their parents how to use a mobile phone. This is one of several findings in a new mobile survey from Telenor. The survey shows that children receive mobile phones earlier, and before parents think it is ok. The division is clearest for 10 year olds: almost all 10 year olds have a mobile phone.
19 December 2007
It's becoming steadily cheaper for Norwegians to use their mobile phone when travelling in Europe. This year, Telenor has reduced prices for voice traffic on private subscriptions by up to 50 per cent, and the reductions mean total savings for customers of around NOK 170 million.
5 December 2007
Telenor has now obtained unaudited Kyivstar financial results for the first three quarters of 2007. In response to the termination of an injunction by a Ukrainian court on 23 November, Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar has begun to provide Telenor with unaudited financial information.
4 December 2007
Telenor ASA, the Norwegian Telecommunications group, is happy to announce the start of celebrations of its 15th anniversary on the Russian market.
3 December 2007
Telenor is restructuring its Norwegian operation. A Norwegian unit, Telenor Norway, is established as part of Telenor Nordic. This new unit is headed by Ragnar Kårhus, who today is the assisting head of the Nordic operations. The restructuring also brings about some changes in the top management of the Norwegian operation.
14 November 2007
Telenor ASA on Wednesday reduced its stake in Malaysian subsidiary DiGi.COM Bhd ("DiGi") in order to comply with the 49 per cent equity ownership requirement of the Malaysian Government.
5 November 2007
(Fornebu, Norway; Kyiv, Ukraine; and New York, New York - 5 November 2007) The US Federal Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday 2 November granted Telenor's petition for enforcement of its final arbitration award against the Russian Alfa Group subsidiary Storm. The Court denied Storm's motion to vacate the award and ordered Storm to comply with the award.
26 October 2007
Telenor's Board of Directors has adopted a new long-term incentive programme for Telenor managers and a new share programme for all employees of Telenor. The programmes shall strengthen both managers' and employees' focus on long-term value creation at Telenor.
26 October 2007
Telenor in Norway makes it simpler and less expensive to have friends when it launches FriVenner on 1 November. As a Telenor customer, this product means that you can talk as much as you want to more than two million mobile customers for NOK 0 per minute.
25 October 2007
By launching Turbo-3G, Telenor is now strengthening its focus on Mobilt Bredbånd (Mobile Broadband). As early as by November, Norway's four largest cities will be covered - soon to be followed by six other cities. "Telenor's Turbo-3G will distinguish itself as having the best coverage, quality, and capacity", says Berit Kjøll, Division Director at Telenor.
25 October 2007
Christian Albech will manage Telenor Broadcast's operational activities and Erik Nord (51) will be responsible for managing and developing Telenor's ownership of content and media operations. Effective from Thursday 25 October, Stig Eide Sivertsen steps down from Telenor's Group Executive Management.
25 October 2007
In the third quarter of 2007, Telenor's underlying pro forma revenues increased by 12 per cent compared to the third quarter of 2006, reaching NOK 26.5 billion. Pro forma EBITDA before other income and expenses was NOK 9.4 billion. The pro forma figures include estimates for Kyivstar. Telenor's consolidated mobile operations added four million subscriptions during the third quarter.
22 October 2007
Telenor will present its financial results for the third quarter 2007 on Thursday 25 October 2007 at 09:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET. The presentation, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, will be held in Auditorium A, Telenor Expo Visitor Centre at Fornebu near Oslo. The figures will be published on Telenor's website at 07:00 CET.
17 October 2007
Telenor's Research and Innovation Prize 2007, which consists of NOK 250 000, has been awarded Assistant Professor Øystein Foros at The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Senior Researcher Bjørn Hansen at Telenor Research and Innovation.
17 October 2007
Telenor will release the Group's financial results for the 3rd quarter 2007 on 25 October 2007. View details about the presentation and conference call for journalists, investors and analysts.
17 October 2007
Telenor is now implementing a new system to monitor its own energy consumption. This system, together with building related energy efficiency measures, will save a total of 15 million kWh in Norway.
15 October 2007
The Norwegian Competition Authority (NCA) has today approved Telenor's acquisition of Norwegian mobile operator Talkmore. The acquisition price is NOK 135 million (enterprise value). Talkmore's revenues in 2006 were NOK 178 million.
12 October 2007
Grameenphone's medical advice and consultation service, HealthLine, has increased its capacity and become easier to use.
8 October 2007
2 October 2007
. Residents and owners of summer houses on the Trøndelag coast in Norway will be the first to benefit from Telenor's investment in WiMAX radio-based broadband technology. Telenor is adopting this technology to provide a service to areas that cannot be covered by traditional ADSL.
1 October 2007
Telenor introduces new products and prices, which will result in savings amounting to NOK 120 million for our mobile customers. The price reduction comes as a result of reduced differences in termination charges as well as new product launches during the fall.
1 October 2007
Storm, a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Group, did not attend two Kyivstar shareholders meetings scheduled to be held Monday in Kyiv.
20 September 2007
Grameenphone Ltd., the largest cellular operator in Bangladesh, where Telenor has a 62 per cent owner share, has crossed the 15 million mobile phone subscriber mark. This equals an increase of 50 percent from the 10 million customers the company noted in November last year.
18 September 2007
Telenor's Culture Award for 2007 has been presented to the Danish-American percussionist, ensemble leader, and composer Marilyn Mazur.
11 September 2007
Grameenphone, the leading mobile operator in Bangladesh, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Anders Jensen as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Mr. Erik Aas, who is leaving the company, from October 1st, 2007.
11 September 2007
Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Broadcast, Stig Eide Sivertsen, has handed in his notice of resignation.
10 September 2007
Telenor has been named the top performing mobile operator on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). The DJSI rank the 14 leading mobile communications companies worldwide, and this is the first year that Telenor occupies the number one spot.
10 September 2007
Telenor is ranked number one on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) in mobile telecommunications. Telenor occupies the number one spot ahead of 13 leading mobile operators worldwide.
22 August 2007
A book presenting the stories of functionally disabled people from their working lives also contains a portrait of Telenor Open Mind, under the suggestive title of "No arms, No cake".
15 August 2007
Grameenphone has set up a Community Information centre (CIC) at a clinic in Bangladesh, thus providing a local NGO with an alternative source of income.
2 August 2007
Telenor yesterday won a New York arbitration proceeding against Alfa Group subsidiary Storm LLC in connection with Storm's violations of the Shareholders Agreement relating to the parties' joint investment in Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar G.S.M. Among other things, the arbitration tribunal has ordered Alfa to sell its Kyivstar shares within 120 days to an unaffiliated entity or divest itself of its holdings in competing Ukrainian wireless operators Turkcell and Ukrainian High Technologies above 5 per cent.
24 July 2007
In the second quarter of 2007, Telenor's pro forma revenues increased by 19 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2006, reaching NOK 26.2 billion. The underlying pro forma revenue growth was 13 per cent. Pro forma EBITDA was NOK 9.1 billion. The pro forma figures include estimates for Kyivstar.
19 July 2007
(Fornebu, 19 July 2007)
6 July 2007
Telenor acquires Norwegian mobile operator Talkmore. The purchase price is NOK 135 million (enterprise value). Talkmore's revenues in 2006 was NOK 178 million.
20 June 2007
Telenor will dispose of its 17.45 per cent stake in Austrian mobile operator ONE GmbH.
15 June 2007
Telenor is launching a new mobile broadband solution in Norway that will make it simple, fast and inexpensive for customers to use their PCs to surf the Internet when they are away from home.
7 June 2007
Telenor Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in New York against Alfa Group companies for their multiple violations of US securities laws in connection with their purchase of 9.5 per cent of Russian mobile operator VimpelCom between August 2006 and May 2007, including at least two instances of insider trading.
6 June 2007
5 June 2007
The Petnica Science Centre, one of the leading scientific centres for young people in South East Europe, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Telenor Serbia Foundation.
4 June 2007
Today Telenor is launching audio books for mobile phones to its customers in Norway. There are 210 titles from the following publishers: Piratforlaget, Aller Forlag, NRK Aktivum and Barneselskapet (Egmont). Send LYDBOK to 2244 and you can be part of tomorrow's book buying experience.
1 June 2007
Leading Hungarian companies commit to reduce CO2 emissions on the 2007 Corporate Social Responsibility Day.
22 May 2007
Oslo, Norway, May 22, 2007 - Telenor ASA Announces Intent to Delist from The NASDAQ Stock Market and to Deregister and Terminate its Reporting Obligations under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934
15 May 2007
The Annual General Meeting of Telenor ASA was held today, Tuesday 15 May 2007, at Fornebu. All proposals on the agenda were adopted, cf. notice of the Annual General Meeting that was sent to Oslo Stock Exchange on 27 April 2007.
14 May 2007
The following notice has today been sent the Oslo Stock Exchange:
9 May 2007
Telenor has entered into an agreement with Tele2 for the acquisition of its subsidiary Tele2 Denmark for a price representing an enterprise value of DKK 835 million. "The acquisition of Tele2 Denmark enables us to secure the number-two position within both broadband and mobile in Denmark," said Morten Karlsen Sørby, Head of Telenor Nordic.
8 May 2007
The Simula School of Research and Innovation was founded 8 May 2007. The main goal is to educate ICT masters and doctorate candidates at Simula Lab in cooperation with the University of Oslo (UiO).
4 May 2007
In the first quarter of 2007, Telenor's revenues increased by 5 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2006, reaching NOK 22.4 billion. The underlying revenue growth was 12 per cent. EBITDA before other income and expenses was NOK 7.1 billion while profit before taxes was NOK 4.2 billion.
3 May 2007
Opplysningen's acquisition of Carrot Communications ASA was today approved by the Board of Telenor ASA.
3 May 2007
Pannon's Emese Majorosi wants to distinguish corporate responsibility from charity while making a misunderstood concept an everyday occurrence
30 April 2007
Telenor will present its financial results for the first quarter 2007 on Friday 4 May 2007 at 09:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET. The presentation, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, will be held in Auditorium A, Telenor Expo Visitor Centre at Fornebu near Oslo. The figures will be published on Telenor's website at 07:00 CET.
27 April 2007
Telenor ASA's annual report for 2006 is now available in electronic version on www.telenor.com/reports/2006/review/. A printed version of Telenor's accounts and the report of the Board of Directors is available in Norwegian and English and will be distributed to Telenor's shareholders.
25 April 2007
Telenor's Nomination Committee has today put forward a proposal that Harald Norvik be elected as new Chairman of the Board of Telenor. The Nomination Committee further proposes that Kjersti Kleven and Olav Volldal be elected new Board members. The proposed candidates will succeed Thorleif Enger, Hanne de Mora and Jørgen Lindegaard.
24 April 2007
Telenor announced today that it has signed a contract with Thales Alenia Space for the construction and delivery of a new geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite. The new satellite, to be called THOR 6, will provide high power direct-to-home (DTH) television services from the 1° West orbital position.
16 April 2007
Grameenphone has been recognized as a Corporate Responsibility Champion in Bangladesh by several international donor organisations, including the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP.
29 March 2007
Telenor is a co-organizer to the Oslo Conference on Partnerships for Sustainable Development, which features Al Gore and Muhammad Yunus.
21 March 2007
Telenor's Board of Directors today decided to deconsolidate Kyivstar and to present Telenor's interests in the company in one line, as an investment in the 2006 Annual Report. Telenor owns 56.5 per cent of Kyivstar. The Board will next week consider Telenor's 2006 Annual Report in its entirety.
8 March 2007
Now you can listen to the new Turbonegro single exclusively on your mobile. This is the first time a Norwegian band have chosen to initially release a single exclusively for mobile phones.
7 March 2007
In March 2007 Grameenphone participated in the International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICICT). This is the first time this year that Bangladesh had hosted such a prestigious ICT Conference.
15 February 2007
Compared to the previous year, Telenor's revenues increased by 37 per cent in 2006, to NOK 91.1 billion. Profit after taxes and minority interests more than doubled compared to 2005, reaching NOK 15.9 billion. In the fourth quarter of 2006, revenues increased by 30.0 per cent compared to the same period last year, reaching NOK 24.5 billion. The EBITDA margin in the fourth quarter of 2006 was 33.4 per cent, compared to 34.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2005.
14 February 2007
Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) and one of the world's leading mobile operators, Telenor, today announced a global strategic partnership. Under the terms of the partnership, WMG content including full-length songs, ringtones, ringback tones, mobile music videos and wallpapers will be available via Telenor's network of mobile companies. Warner Music is the first music company to partner with Telenor for music content at a pan-regional Group level, with the deal initially covering nine of Telenor's thirteen mobile operators.
13 February 2007
Grameenphone was presented with the GSM Association's Global Mobile Award for âBest use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.
12 February 2007
Telenor will present its financial results for the fourth quarter and year end 2006 on Thursday 15 February 2006. Please note that the presentation starts at 10:00 hrs CET. The presentation will be held in Sala A, Hall 2, Fira de Barcelona, Plaza EspaØ±a, Barcelona, Spain. Entrance to the conference area requires registration at the 3GSM World Congress (see http://3gsmworldcongress.com).
5 February 2007
By drastically cutting roaming prices Telenor makes it cheaper and more predictable for their Norwegian customers to use their mobile phones when travelling in Europe.
31 January 2007
The Hospital Development Project for Central Norway has chosen Telenor as its main supplier of ICT infrastructure for phase two of the construction of the new university hospital in Trondheim, Norway. The contract is worth approximately NOK 360 million.
30 January 2007
A Geneva arbitration tribunal has ruled that Alfa cannot nominate more than four candidates for election to the VimpelCom Board. The tribunal has upheld the validity of the VimpelCom Shareholders Agreement, which Alfa violated in 2005 and 2006 by nominating more candidates for election to the VimpelCom Board than it was entitled to. The arbitration tribunal also upheld Telenor's right under the Agreement to nominate five candidates for election the VimpelCom Board.
23 January 2007
A Court ruling in Ukraine Monday continued injunctions preventing Ernst & Young from completing its audit of the 2006 financial statements of Kyivstar.
16 January 2007
In light of the recent cold waves sweeping through Bangladesh, Grameenphone (GP) has taken an initiative to distribute winter clothes and blankets among the affected by the cold weather.
16 January 2007
Telenor will present its financial results for the fourth quarter 2006 on Thursday 15 February 2006. Please note that the presentation starts at 10:00 hrs Norwegian time/CET. The presentation will be held in Barcelona in Spain, in connection with the 3GSM conference which takes place there 12-15 February 2007 (please see also www.3gsmworldcongress.com). Details on the exact location will be published at a later stage.
16 January 2007
Promonte was duly awarded for its achievements in 2006 by the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro.
15 January 2007
In December 2006, Telenor's Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar gained 2.4 million new subscribers. The company's total number of subscribers is now 21.5 million.