20 December 2001
Telenor has noted a great increase in the use of phone and video conferences this autumn. These conference formats have seen an increase in use of about 30 per cent from September to November this year compared with the same period last year.
19 December 2001
Over the past few months demand for high-speed Internet based on ADSL has increased substantially. Today, 25 000 consumers have ADSL and this is an increase of 14 000 since the end of September. Telenor Plus has delivered ADSL to customers in all Norwegian counties and by the end of the year half of all Telenor's telephony customers will have access to ADSL.
18 December 2001
The City of Trondheim and Telenor have announced the signing of a major agreement regarding outsourcing of IT services. With more then 3000 connection points, this is Norway's most comprehensive ASP-contract ever.
17 December 2001
Telenor's directory services, Opplysningen 180, will be given a new number from February 15, 2002. The new number will be 1881. The present number, 180, will be closed down as of May 1, next year.
13 December 2001
Telenor Mobil has been fined NOK 2 million by Ãkokrim, the Norwegian authority for economic and environmental crime investigation and prosecution. In addition to the fine, a sum of NOK 8 million will be seized as a result of an alleged violation of telecom legislation. The fine is based on extended market support from Telenor Mobil to Telenor Business Solutions during the late 1990s. This support was neither made public nor offered to other companies. Deficiencies in the international pricing system made it less expensive for Telenor Business Solutions' competitors to route calls via foreign countries rather than directly between customers in Norway. Telenor considered it inexpedient for Telenor Business Solutions to direct its calls through foreign countries. Telenor Business Solutions was therefore given compensation for not exploiting the deficiencies in the international pricing system. Telenor does not concur that legislation has been violated, and will consider closely whether to accept the fine.
13 December 2001
6 December 2001
This notification has been sent to the Oslo Stock Exchange:
5 December 2001
This notification has been sent to the Oslo Stock Exchange: The total number of bonus shares allotted to private shareholders are 1,896,828. After the allotment, Telenor holds approx. 28.1 million own shares.
4 December 2001
Notification sent to the Oslo Stock Exchange:
3 December 2001
Telenor continues to co-ordinate the company's legal and operational structure. Business in the holding company Telenor ASA has been divided into three areas: core activities, related activities and other activities. The business areas defined as core activity will be organised as holding companies for their respective subsidiaries. The legal structure will thus correspond with the structure already familiar to the public. A number of merger and demerger announcements have therefore formally been filed with the registry at Brønnøysund in Norway. The notifications will also be published in print (Norsk Lysningsblad).
29 November 2001
On Saturday, December 1st, Telenor Mobil will open its third generation mobile network in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license agreement set by the authorities. Telenor Mobil's UMTS network will initially cover central areas of Oslo with a population of approximately 200,000.
23 November 2001
On Monday, November 26, Telenor begins the first phase of its move to its new headquarters at Fornebu. By the end of 2002, more than 7,500 Telenor employees will have one of Norway's leading IT centres, located at the country's former national airport on the outskirts of Oslo, as their new working address. The move also signals the start of the consolidation of the remainder of Telenor's activities within the Oslo region.
20 November 2001
Schibsted, Telenor and Telia have signed an agreement to sell their shares in Scandinavia Online AB to Eniro AB for SEK 11.50 per share in cash. Combined the three owners control 76 percent of the share capital in Scandinavia Online AB.
16 November 2001
The following notice has been sent the Oslo Stock Exchange: Telenor has today completed the sale of Telenor Media. Gains of approximately NOK 5 billion will be entered into the accounts in the fourth quarter 2001. As from October 1, 2001 Telenor Media will no longer be included in the company accounts.
9 November 2001
Telenor has entered into an agreement that offers Scandinavian football fans access to all of the 64 matches in next year's football World Cup through pay TV.
2 November 2001
Telenor announced today that Lars Persson, a former CEO at Telia Mobile International, will head up Telenordia AB as their new CEO. Persson will be in charge of Telenor's joint commitment in the Swedish business market, which incorporates Telenordia, Nextra and Telenor Business Solutions AB.
2 November 2001
Combined the three owners control 76 per cent of the share capital in Scandinavia Online AB. Based on structural changes in the portal business with greater need for industrial focus and exploitation of economics of scale, the three controlling owners have concluded that Scandinavia Online AB will have a larger potential for creating share-holder value [...]
31 October 2001
As of November 1, Norwegians will be able to switch from one mobile company to another without having to change phone numbers. Customers wishing to change to Telenor need only contact Telenor Mobil. Telenor Mobil will complete the process and cancel the previous subscription. The procedure takes only seven working days to complete.
30 October 2001
Telenor's activities during the first nine months of 2001 were marked by continued growth. Operating revenues were 10.7 per cent higher than during the same period last year. Profit for the first nine months was NOK 9.5 billion, before tax and minority interests. There is still strong growth in revenues and profits from Telenor's Norwegian mobile business. Telenor's traditional fixed-line services also showed a positive underlying profit performance.
29 October 2001
Telenor, through its mobile arm Telenor Mobile , has signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Hungary's second largest mobile operator, Pannon GSM Rt. (Pannon GSM). On completion of the transaction with the Dutch Telecommunications Company KPN, Finland's Sonera, and Denmark's Tele Danmark Communications (TDC), Telenor will increase its holding in Pannon GSM from 25.78 per cent to 100 per cent.
26 October 2001
Telenor is opening the Home of the Future at Fornebu on Friday October 26. The Home of the Future is Telenor's multidisciplinary research laboratory, which will also be an important showcase for future innovations in the Group. At the opening, the researchers will show specific user scenarios and demonstrate possible new applications of the future.
26 October 2001
Telenor will be presenting its results for the third quarter of 2001 on Tuesday, October 30 in Oslo.
26 October 2001
As of December 29, 2001, Telenor will be reducing its fixed-line prices for calls between Norway and abroad, including heavy-traffic countries such as the US and Spain.
22 October 2001
From December 22, 2001 it will be cheaper to call from the fixed-line network in Norway to Telenor Mobile's subscribers. Telenor will from that date reduce its prices by nine per cent. Prices for calls from fixed-line telephones to some infrequently called countries will be adjusted from the same date.
22 October 2001
Telenor's activities towards the consumer market have been gathered into one business area and will be marketed under the name Telenor Plus.
18 October 2001
Telenor mobile internet portal djuice is set to launch the mobile version of the popular TV quiz show 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'. The player who spends the least amount of time answering 15 questions correctly in the final will win the grand prize of NOK 1.0 million. This is the biggest money prize ever offered in connection with a mobile game.
15 October 2001
From today on, Norwegians can find out where the nearest chemist's, coffee shop or cash dispenser is located, simply by sending a text message from their mobile phones. The first service on offer is supplied by Pocket IT and is available for everyone using Telenor's mobile network.
11 October 2001
Telenor Mobil has launched an accelerator that will make surfing on the Internet even faster when using a portable PC or a PDA and a mobile phone. The sense of speed will on average be three times as fast, and the service will function on all common GSM mobile phones.
2 October 2001
Nextra, a Telenor company, today launched a joint hosting initiative with Oracle, the world's largest provider of software for e-business. Effective immediately, Nextra will host the entire Oracle software platform - including the database, application server and E-Business Suite of software applications - from its highly secure "superhub" data centres in Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.
2 October 2001
Telenor ASA's corporate assembly has elected Thorleif Enger, Einar Førde, Jørgen Lindegaard and Bjørg Ven to Telenor's board of directors, which has also been expanded from nine to ten members, seven of which are shareholder representatives. Inge K. Hansen, Kari Broberg and Mai Buch are the three board members being replaced.
1 October 2001
On October 1, Telenor will introduce two alternative ways in which to charge for the use of the Wireless Internet Zone (WLAN) service. One of these price models involves the customer paying according to the volume of data transmitted. The other method of payment is adapted to be used with WLAN cards that may be leased at hotels and conference establishments and allows for unlimited usage within a limited period of time.
28 September 2001
Telenor has with immediate effect decided to cut heavily the use of consulting services and other hired personnel. Business is to be carried out through own employees and only strictly necessary consulting services may be engaged. The aim is to reduce the expense level related to consulting services and hired personnel within the whole of the Telenor Group by NOK 750 to one billion by the end of 2002.
20 September 2001
The Danish Telecom Agency today announced the four licenses for third generation mobile telephony systems, UMTS, in Denmark. Telenor was not among the companies which was awarded a license.
17 September 2001
Telenor and Texas Pacific Group (TPG) have signed an agreement on the sale of Telenor Media for NOK 5.8 billion (Euro 722 million) in cash.
7 September 2001
This year, it will be ninety year since Telenor (at that time Telegrafvæsenet) established the first telephone link between Spitsbergen and the Norwegian mainland.
5 September 2001
Telenor has today delivered a bid for one of the four licenses for third generation mobile telephony systems, UMTS, to be issued in Denmark.
3 September 2001
Telenor has signed an agreement with the owners of Sweden On-Line (SOL) about the purchase of the company. The acquisition substantially strengthens Telenor's position as a TV distributor in the Swedish market.
30 August 2001
Telenor will stop offering paging services 1 September 2003. The reason is that the demand has diminished considerably and that Telenor's technical equipment supplier is closing business in this field.
27 August 2001
Telenor has received acceptances totalling 483 million shares on its partial take-over offer in the Malaysian telecommunications company DiGi. This represents 64 per cent of the outstanding shares in DiGi. The offer was closed at 5 p.m. local Malaysian time on August 26.
22 August 2001
Telenor's business during the first half of 2001 continued to grow strongly. Revenues, excluding gains, increased by 13.8 per cent during the first six months of the year to NOK 19.806 billion. EBITDA excluding gains and losses increased by NOK 4.494 billion (five per cent) compared to the same period last year. An exceptionally strong pre-tax profit of approximately NOK 12 billion was strongly influenced by sales gains and write-downs.
21 August 2001
Telenor Mobil's mobile Internet portal, djuice.no, is now offering games that can be stored on the mobile phone. The games are Java-applications that allow the user to play without having to be constantly logged on to the Internet. This opens up for more advanced games at a lesser price.
20 August 2001
Telenor will publish its half year results Wednesday morning Norwegian time, 22 August. The financial report will be available on the Internet. A local press conference will be held at 09H00 Norwegian time in the Auditorium, Telenor Expo, Universitetsgt. 2 in Oslo.
14 August 2001
Telenor has signed an agreement to sell its 12.74 % share of Russian mobile operator North-West GSM to Telia and Sonera. North-West GSM has approximately 300.000 subscribers, mainly in St. Petersburg and the surrounding area.
13 August 2001
The following notification has been sent to the Oslo Stock Exchange today: (Oslo, August 13, 2001) As of August 11, 2001 Telenor has received sufficient acceptances on its partial tender offer in DiGi, Malaysia to meet the minimum condition of 50 percent plus 1 share in the company. Furthermore, Telenor has received the required shareholder approval of the partial tender offer from more than 50 percent of the shares not owned by Telenor.
26 July 2001
Telenor, through its mobile arm Telenor Mobile (TM), has today signed Heads of Terms with the Dutch Telecommunications Company KPN, Finland's Sonera, and Denmark's Tele Danmark Communications (TDC) to acquire all the shares it does not already own in Hungary's second largest mobile operator, Pannon GSM Rt. (Pannon GSM). Following the completion of transaction, Telenor will increase its holding in Pannon GSM from 25.78 per cent to 100 per cent.
18 July 2001
The board of directors of Telenordia has decided not to appeal the Swedish court's decision not to award the company a UMTS, or third generation mobile telephone licence. The court found no grounds to repeal the Post and Telecommunications Authority (PTS) decision concerning the granting of UMTS licences in the Swedish market.
10 July 2001
The Canal + Group and Telenor have decided to reorganise the relationship in the Nordic countries. Telenor has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Canal Digital AS from Canal+ for a consideration of NOK 2.4 billion (approx. EUR 300 million), of which NOK 500 million (approx. EUR 63 million) is a deferred payment. Canal+ and Telenor have also signed a long-term exclusive distribution agreement for Canal+' premium pay-TV channels and the Kiosk pay-per-view service on Canal Digital's platform.
4 July 2001
Nextra AS, which is a part of Telenor Business Solutions, has signed an agreement with the organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race sailing race for the management of their website. The contract involves providing capacity for the delivery of live images on the website that is being constructed to meet the demand of periodically being among the world's most highly visited websites.
3 July 2001
Telenor International Centre's regional director, Leiv Svenning, has been appointed CEO of Telenordia in Sweden. Svenning is replacing Erik Heilborn who has stepped down on his own initiative. Heilborn has been employed in Telenordia for six years, the last two and half years as CEO.
28 June 2001
Telenor and Egmont have signed a strategic agreement to cooperate on the development of mobile multimedia services based on UMTS technology. The first services will be ready this year.
26 June 2001
As of July 2, Telenor will be reorganised into four main business areas with a stronger focus on the business and consumer markets. The aim of the reorganisation is to simplify Telenor's relationship with its customers and to strengthen the company's core activities.
22 June 2001
The Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA has unanimously elected Mr. Tom Vidar Rygh as new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Rygh succeeds Mr. Eivind Reiten and assumes position with immediate effect.
21 June 2001
Telenor, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Telenor Asia Pte. Ltd., today announced that it is seeking to increase its shareholdings in DiGi.Com Berhad ("DiGi"). Telenor presently holds 247 million ordinary shares in DiGi, or approximately 32.9 percent. Telenor has informed the Board of Directors of DiGi of its intention to make a Voluntary Partial Take-over Offer for up to a maximum of 210.5 million additional shares, increasing its total ownership in DiGi to 61 percent, the current maximum foreign ownership allowed by Malaysian authorities.
20 June 2001
Telenor is now giving its ISDN customers up to twice as fast Internet surfing, for free. With the help of optimum data compression technology, customers will be able to experience twice as fast Internet functioning with ISDN. Telenor Internett has upgraded its access nodes across the whole of Norway, which means that all ISDN customers will be able to surf much faster on the Internet.
18 June 2001
Telenor Mobile Communications has, through its subsidiary Zalto Communications AS, signed an agreement with Europolitan Vodafone to become a service provider in the Swedish market. Telenor will launch and promote a new mobile subscription for young people bearing the brand name djuice(TM).
18 June 2001
. Telenor Vision has purchased 91 percent of Seth's Kabel TV FÃ¶rvaltning i Sverige AB, and 49 percent of Seth's BIT.com AB which, among others, includes the subsidiary company Seth's Antenn & Teleteknik. Following this purchase Telenor Vision will have 275,000 Swedish households as cable-TV customers.
15 June 2001
Telenor's Nordic Research Prize for 2001 was awarded to Professor Jon Bing at the University of Oslo. The NOK 250,000 prize was presented at Studiemøtet, the annual gathering for the electronic and computer trades, held in Lillehammer, Norway.
11 June 2001
John M. Hippe has been named executive vice president responsible for communication in Telenor ASA, which includes maintaining contact with the markets, the community and the local authorities.
11 June 2001
Telenor is concentrating even harder on the youth segment by launching the new mobile subscription, OYO in the norwegian market. The subscription incorporates services that are particularly popular among youngsters.
7 June 2001
Telenor's ONP Report for 2000 has been submitted to the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority (PT). The ONP Report shows Telenor's annual returns derived from those products subject to concession. In 2000 the yields for fixed telephony and leased lines were at a similar level to 1999 while yields on mobile telephony were somewhat higher.
6 June 2001
Today Telenor Business Solutions and SMART AB, Northern Europe's leading company in electronic sales and distribution of travel services, entered into a collaboration agreement. Telenor Business Solutions is to develop an Application Service Provider (ASP) solution that SMART will then offer its Nordic travel agency customers at the beginning of next year. In addition, Telenor Business Solutions will take over the operation of SMART's central computer solution; an agreement with a market value of approx. NOK 200 million.
6 June 2001
Mr. Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been appointed Deputy CEO of Telenor ASA. At the same time, Mr. Bjørn Formo is appointed Executive Vice President and member of the Corporate Management.
5 June 2001
Telenor has been awarded a contract for the installation and operation of a satellite communication system connecting NATO headquarters in Brussels with NATO's peace keeping forces in Kosovo (KFOR) and Bosnia Herzegovina (SFOR). The contract's estimated value is approximately NOK 140 million for a period of three years. The network serving 17 locations with satellite and microwave communication will be in operation by the end of 2001.
1 June 2001
Telenor and British Telecom (BT), who each presently own 50% of Telenordia, have entered into an agreement whereby Telenor will take over the company in Sweden. At the same time, BT will establish a new company which will build further on Telenordia's activities and supply CONCERT services (international calling and data communications). By doing this, Telenor is also released from their shareholder agreement with BT and can be a more active player in the Swedish market.
1 June 2001
1 June 2001
Telenor confirms that the company is in negotitations with BT regarding Telenordia. An agreement is expected soon.
30 May 2001
Under an agreement signed today, Telenor and VimpelCom are forming a new strategic partnership with Eco Telecom (part of the Alfa Group of companies in Russia) to accelerate the planned regional expansion of VimpelCom's mobile operation in Russia. Eco Telecom will acquire strategic stakes in VimpelCom and its wholly-owned subsidiary, VimpelCom-Region, for a total of USD 220 million. Telenor will maintain its strategic voting stake of 25 percent plus one vote in VimpelCom through share purchases of USD 24,7 mill.
28 May 2001
Telenor Media has purchased French Yellow Pages company Annuaire Phone Edition (APE), making Telenor Media the second biggest directory publisher in France.
18 May 2001
Telenor has today sent the following notification to the Oslo Stock Exchange: Telenor has decided not to continue the talks with SBC regarding SBC's stake in TDC (TeleDanmark)
16 May 2001
Telenor has this morning sent the following notice to the Oslo Stock Exchange:
14 May 2001
Telenor Mobil and Norwegian state broadcaster NRKs telecom department are to become strategic partners. Norway's number one telecom operator and Norway's largest media company will cooperate in developing mobile services for WAP and the third generation mobile network, UMTS.
10 May 2001
The Annual General Meeting of Telenor ASA has today approved the board of director's proposal for a dividend of NOK 0.30 per share. The dividend will be paid on Tuesday May 29, 2001 to shareholders as per May 10, 2001. From Friday, May 11, the Telenorshares will be traded without dividend.
9 May 2001
djuice, Telenor's mobile Internet portal, has signed an agreement with Telecom Mobile Ltd. in New Zealand to become the operator's mobile Internet portal. Telecom Mobile Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the incumbent, Telecom New Zealand. Telecom Mobile Ltd. is the market leader with approx. 1,2 mill. subscribers and a market share of about 60 percent.
9 May 2001
Telenor and EDB Business Partner have today entered into a letter of intent with the bank DnB - Den norske Bank regarding the acquisition and management of the bank's total operations regarding information and communication technology (ICT). for the parties involved, this represents a combined turnover amounting to NOK 3.0 billion over a 5-year period.
9 May 2001
During the first quarter of 2001, the Telenor Group achieved record pre-tax profits amounting to NOK 10,666 million, derived from profits from the sale of the group's interests in VIAG Interkom. Telenor's operations during the first quarter were characterised by continued strong growth. Allowing for sales gains, operating revenues increased by NOK 1,407 million, or 16.9 percent compared with the corresponding period last year.
3 May 2001
It is now possible to search for mobile phone numbers on the Internet, free of charge. Telenor Media has made 1.9 million mobile numbers available on the website Telefonkatalogen.no. Altogether it is now possible to search in 5.6 million records in the Internet telephone directory.
2 May 2001
Telenor Business Solutions has entered into a three-year contract with Widerøe Flyveselskap to take over management of the company's IT systems. The contract will be based on ASP (Application Service Provider) technology. This entails that Telenor Business Solutions will take over operational responsibility for the IT systems used by 1200 employees and 33 offices and stations in Norway with a solution that will encompass around 750 ASP connection points.
20 April 2001
The annual report for 2000 is now avaliable on the Internet. New features in this edition of the report include some tables and financial analysis being available in Excel worksheet format, intended for the use of analysts and investors.
19 April 2001
Telenor will be the first mobile operator in Norway to launch local-based mobile services which offers information based on a users geographical location. The first service to be offered will be the location service Hvor.no available through djuice.no.
19 April 2001
Telenor has completed its sale of its 49.5 per cent stake in Esat Digifone, and the transaction was settled according to notice of 06.02.01. The proceeds from the sale was about NOK 10,8 billion, providing an accounting profit of approx. NOK 10,1 before tax. After the settlement, Telenors net interest bearing debt is approximately NOK 10 billion.
9 April 2001
Nextra, the Telenor owned pan-European communication service provider (CSP) has joined forces with remote access provider GRIC Communications, in an effort to make global remote Internet solutions available to business customers worldwide. This service enables a user to connect to any network (including the Internet), using a local connection from anywhere in the world. The high quality, fast connections will be charged at low local rates and can be coupled with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to create a secure remote connection to a company Intranet. The main advantages to a customer are significant cost savings in addition to high mobility.
4 April 2001
Telenor is currently planning certain organisational changes with the aim of strengthening its profile as a customer-orientated, innovative company, fully adapted to the telecommunications and IT markets of the future. The focus of the companys business activities will be further intensified, giving better defined core areas.
30 March 2001
ColourSat, a business unit within Telenor Broadband Services, shall distribute two Chinese TV-channels via satellite to TV-viewers all over Europe. The two channels, CCTV-4 and CCTV-9, will be added to ColourSat's rapidly expanding line-up of multi-cultural and thematic channels. CCTV-4 and CCTV-9 will be distributed via Telenor's satellite platform on 1 degree west (1°W). Both channels are available today for viewing in Europe and will be encrypted and commercially launched in October 2001.
30 March 2001
The board of Telenor ASA has decided to introduce an option scheme for management and key personnel, as well as a share scheme for employees. The schemes are to be implemented to ensure activities focus on the shareholder and to make it easier for Telenor to recruit and retain capable management and other key personnel. The entire option scheme will involve an annual distribution of some 3,000,000 share options.
27 March 2001
OSLO, Norway/BETHESDA, Maryland, USA, 27 March 2001 -- Telenor of Norway (NASDAQ:TELN; OSE:TEL) and Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications (LMGT) today announced that Telenor will acquire LMGTs COMSAT Mobile Communications operations for US$116.5 million in cash. The acquisition, which positions Telenor as a major global satellite mobile operator, is subject to regulatory approvals.
21 March 2001
Telenor announced today at the important data and telecommunications fair CeBit in Hannover that it will expand sales of its ASP platform Login to 13 new European countries, in addition to the existing sales in Scandinavia.
19 March 2001
Telenor invites the press to a press conference at the international trade fair CeBit in Hannover, Wednesday 21st of March, where the two business units Nextra and Telenor Business Solutions will present their joint efforts in the European ASP market and give a demonstration of the next generation ASP platform.
14 March 2001
Telenors mobile Internet portal, djuiceâ¢, and Nokia have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) stipulating their co-operation on future mobile Internet platform solutions. The two companies will draw on each others expertise to secure the best and most user friendly mobile Internet services and solutions for the future. The agreement will include the establishment of a joint service creation center in djuices premises in Oslo.
7 March 2001
Telenor and the Norwegian Postal Service are set to form a fusion between the two companies Telenor ZebSign AS and ErgoSign AS. The new company, ZebSign, will offer secure electronic ID and digital signatures.
6 March 2001
Telenor Mobil, Ericsson AS and Birdstep are set to develop technology that will enable extremely rapid downloading of large volumes of information to mobile terminals. Testing is due in the course of the year.
5 March 2001
Telenor Broadband Services AS is establishing its own company in Stockholm to strengthen its position within broadband access in the Nordic region. Per Tengblad, today the CEO of Canal Digital, will head the company. Telenor Broadband Services AB will be in operation from May 1, 2001. The company will co-operate with Swedish companies with broadband access. The company will also contribute to create business opportunities for other Telenor companies in the Swedish market.
5 March 2001
Telenor will aquire SAIT Communications from SAIT-STENTO for EUR 22.94 million. The aquisition strengthens Telenors position as a major player in the global satellite mobile communication industry.
28 February 2001
Effective from April 3rd, Telenor will reduce the rates for all its mobile customers. It is primarily the rates on calls to other operators networks in Norway which will be reduced.
23 February 2001
Telenor Internett today launches a new multimedia portal, iCanal.no. The portal will be at the forefront of the development of multimedia content on the Internet, focusing on streaming and other multimedia content within the entertainment sector. The next 100 days iCanal will among other things carry live transmissions of the Norwegian version of the "Big Brother" show.
21 February 2001
Telenor Mobil has entered into a contract with Nokia under which Nokia will supply radio equipment for the development of Telenor Mobils UMTS network for third-generation mobile communication in Norway.
16 February 2001
Telenors operating revenues in 2000 increased by NOK 4.077 million to NOK 37.644 million. This is 12.1 per cent higher than the year before. "This growth is very gratifying and shows that we have succeeded in achieving our goal of turning Telenor into a growth company," says Telenors president and CEO, Tormod Hermansen.
14 February 2001
Canal Digital, Telenor Avidi and Telenor Internet will enable you to follow what is happening in the Big Brother House 24 hours a day - both on TV and the Internet.
14 February 2001
Telenor extends an invitation to a presentation of the companys preliminary annual results for 2000.
7 February 2001
Nextra AS has to day signed a letter of intent with Segmentor ASA regarding the purchase of the companys shares in digitoday ASA, which stand at 35.6 per cent. In addition, a second letter of intent has been signed by Nextra and digitoday concerning a private share offering that would result in Nextra becoming the majority shareholder in digitoday, with a 50.6 per cent holding.
7 February 2001
Telenor Media has acquired one of the leading Ukranian directory publishers, «Josef Keller GmbH & Co. Verlags-KG Yellow Pages Ukraine Branch Enterprise».
6 February 2001
Telenor and the Norwegian Ministry of Commerce have today decided to pay an additional premium of NOK 23.5 million for the completion of Telenors share issuance and public listing.
6 February 2001
Telenor has informed British Telecommunications plc (BT) that the company will exercise its option to divest Telenors 49.5 per cent stake in the Irish mobile company Esat Digifone to BT. The transaction, which is expected to be completed during March this year, will give Telenor a pre-tax profit of approx. NOK 10.1 billion.
2 February 2001
Nextra, the European communications service provider , owned by Telenor, today announced the inclusion of three UK units: Norsk Data - the leading provider of application service provision (ASP), IT and data communications services, XTML - the specialist provider of secure Internet hosting and ASP and CIX - the Internet business solutions specialist.
1 February 2001
On 1 February, Telenor launches their new mobile system, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). With GPRS, you pay only for what you use, and there is no subscription fee for the service.
30 January 2001
26 January 2001
On the 26th of January, Telenor Global Services will launch its new broadband network, Telenor Nordic Ring. This will enable Nordic customers to connect to customers in other European and US towns and cities on extremely competitive terms.
24 January 2001
Nextra, Telenor's Internet subsidiary, today presented its new mobile Internet concept for the business market. The launch marks an important step towards realization of the companys CSP-strategy
23 January 2001
Telenor's board of directors decided Tuesday to begin preparations for a possible public listing of Telenor Media AS, Telenor's subsidiary for directory services. A final decision regarding the listing will be made at a later date.
18 January 2001
SALE OF VIAG STAKE
11 January 2001
Telenors mobile Internet portal, DJuice, has joined a strategic partnership with Triggerduck Entertainment Engineering. Telenor Mobile Communications has simultaneously acquired 33,5 % of the company. Triggerduck is a developer of games for mobile devices.
9 January 2001
Telenor Mobile Communications AS (TMC) has signed an agreement to sell Norcom Networks Corporation (of which TMC owns approximately 90 percent) to the Canadian listed company Wireless Matrix Corporation. Consideration for the transaction is a maximum of 15,461,647 common shares of Wireless Matrix, which number of shares may be reduced in the discretion of Wireless Matrix through the payment of up to $18 million USD in cash.
3 January 2001
Telenor will carry out the notified price reductions as of the new year, but will postpone the planned price hikes for start-up subscriptions for fixed lines and mobile networks until 1 March of this year. In this way, Telenor will comply with the Norwegian requirement of a two-month prior notice for price increases.