19 December 2012
Grameenphone Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Vivek Sood (47) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr. Vivek Sood will succeed Mr. Tore Johnsen (65) and take up his position from 7 January 2013.
17 December 2012
Telenor and Microsoft have signed a global syndication agreement which means that collaboration and office solutions for companies will merge into one in the cloud.
14 December 2012
Today Telenor presents its updated plan for the company’s operations in India, bringing a challenging year to an end. Telenor Group executives including CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas and India Managing Director Sigve Brekke take to the stage at Fornebu today to share the company’s strategic direction and financial objectives in India.
11 December 2012
Telenor has the pleasure of inviting you to its India media and analysts presentation on Friday 14 December 2012 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 presentation will be available on our website from 08:00 hrs Norwegian time.
6 December 2012
Telenor is the first telecoms operator in Norway to make it possible to use mobile phones on the 4G network.
4 December 2012
The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and the Norwegian Competition Authority have today initiated an investigation against Telenor Norge AS and Telenor ASA regarding possible abuse of dominant market position and/or possible anti-competitive practices.
29 November 2012
(Oslo/ New Delhi) Uninor has today announced that Uttar Pradesh East has become its first circle to achieve break-even.This means the company’s operations in UP East are now profitable, with revenues being higher than operating costs (EBITDA break-even).
23 November 2012
On Thursday, Refsports was awarded the NOK 100,000 Telenor Partner Prize for 2012. The prize was awarded for the solution RefSoccer, a mobile application that makes match administration far easier for referees, coaches and sporting bodies.
15 November 2012
The Norwegian digital receipt company, dSafe, is this year’s Digital Winners Prize recipient. The award was announced last night during the Digital Winners Conference at Telenor’s Fornebu headquarters.
14 November 2012
Telenor Group today announced that the company has been successful in securing spectrum license to provide mobile telephony services in six telecom circles in India. Telenor’s total bid in the spectrum auction was INR 40.18 billion (NOK 4.2bn) of which 33 per cent is to be paid up front.
12 November 2012
Telenor confirms its participation in the1800 MHz spectrum auction in India that starts on 12 November. Telenor will participate in the auction through its fully owned subsidiary Telewings Communication Services.
2 November 2012
Never before have there been so many applicants for Telenor’s Digital Winners Prize. A lucky five candidates were selected by the jury and will compete for the win during the Digital Winner Seminar on November 14-15.
29 October 2012
Rolv-Erik Spilling was today appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Digital Services and will become member of Group Executive Management. Mr Spilling has served as the Deputy Head of Digital Services since the unit was established. His appointment secures the continuation of Telenor’s innovation activities in the Digital Services area. Spilling takes on his new role with immediate effect.
26 October 2012
Telenor Group has on 26 October 2012, through its new wholly owned Indian entity, Telewings Communications Pvt. Ltd. (Telewings), signed a partnership agreement with Lakshdeep Investments & Finance Pvt. Ltd (Lakshdeep), a company controlled by Mr. Sudhir Valia. This is a financial investment by Mr. Valia in his personal capacity.
25 October 2012
New partnership with U2opia Mobile enables access to Facebook® without any Internet connectivity, using only the USSD protocol to post your status, check your newsfeed or “like” a comment on the popular social networking site.
24 October 2012
In the third quarter of 2012, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 25.3 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 3%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 8.8 billion, EBITDA margin was 34.8%, and operating cash flow was NOK 5.5 billion.
23 October 2012
As of today, Telenor customers in Sweden will have the opportunity to pay for apps and games purchased on Google Play™ via their phone bill as well as access an exclusive shelf in the Google Play store. Customers in other Telenor operations will have access to the same functions in the near future.
22 October 2012
Telenor will present its financial results for the third quarter 2012 on Wednesday 24 October 2012 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.
19 October 2012
Telenor Group confirms that it submitted its application for pre-qualification in the 1800 MHz band spectrum auction to the Indian Department of Telecommunications on 19 October.
11 October 2012
Two of the world’s largest telecoms groups, Telenor and Telefónica, have teamed up to make Telenor APIs available on Telefónica’s BlueVia platform, a shared API platform for building and marketing applications. This is another step in Telenor’s effort to drive flexible mobile payment solutions for customers.
11 October 2012
Telenor and Unitech Ltd. have on 10 October 2012 reached an agreement to amicably settle all disputes between the two parties. The parties are bound by confidentiality obligations, and are therefore not able to provide any further comments on specific terms and conditions in the settlement. However, it can be confirmed that the parties agree to support the transfer of the business in Unitech Wireless (Uninor) to a new entity (NewCo) controlled by Telenor. Telenor is preparing to participate in the upcoming 2G spectrum auction through this new entity, but will take a final decision on whether to participate at a later date.
10 October 2012
Today Telenor is launching its fourth-generation mobile network (4G) in 11 cities and towns in Norway. It will continue to be developed at a rapid pace, and more than one in three Norwegians will have 4G coverage from Telenor by the end of the year.
2 October 2012
Telenor Norway acquired all the shares in LOS Bynett and Bynett Privat from Agder Energi on 1 October, based on an agreement signed in summer 2011. In doing so Telenor is increasing its focus on fibre in Vestfold and the counties of Agder.
1 October 2012
On 28 September 2012, Telenor honored its obligation to take delivery of 71,000,000 VimpelCom Ltd. preferred shares from Weather Investments II S.à r.l. for USD 113,600,000 in connection with Weather's 15 August exercise of its put option covering such shares. Telenor now owns 42.95 % of VimpelCom Ltd.'s voting shares.
24 September 2012
Meet the winner and find out why the jury selected Timbuktu in a press conference at Det Norske Teatret, Kristian IV’s gate 8 in Oslo, at 1500 today.
19 September 2012
Telenor executives take to the stage at Fornebu today for the 2012 Capital Markets Day. Their shared message centers on how Telenor is creating value by leveraging growth and operational efficiency.
13 September 2012
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes annual ranking of corporate sustainability leaders is out today; Telenor continues to rank high and improves performance.
10 September 2012
EVP and Head of Telenor Digital Services & Broadcast, Kristin Skogen Lund, will resign from her position in Telenor to become the new Director General of The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO). Skogen Lund has been a part of the Telenor Group Executive Management since she joined Telenor in March 2010, and since September 2011 she has headed the Telenor Digital Services & Broadcast units.
15 August 2012
Jon Erik Haug will take on the role of Executive Vice President for People Development in Telenor Group. Marek Slacik, CMO in Telenor Serbia, will fill the vacancy left by Jon Erik, becoming Telenor Denmark’s new CEO.
7 August 2012
Telenor is searching for the most innovative digital business product or service to honour with its annual Digital Winners Prize. This is the second year that Telenor has given this award. The ceremony to honour the winner will be held during the Digital Winners Conference 2012 on November 14. Telenor is now accepting nominees, with a deadline of October 15.
24 July 2012
In the second quarter of 2012, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 25.4 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of five per cent. EBITDA before other items was NOK eight billion, EBITDA margin was 31.7% and operating cash flow was NOK 5.1 billion. With five million new customers added in the period, Telenor’s total subscription base has now passed 150 million.
20 July 2012
Telenor will present its financial results for the second quarter 2012 on Tuesday 24 July 2012 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.
27 June 2012
Ove Fredheim was today appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor in Serbia. Fredheim will take up the new position on 1 September, succeeding Kjell-Morten Johnsen, who became Head of Telenor’s European operations and member of the Group Executive Management earlier this year.
27 June 2012
Today Telenor’s and Telia’s Danish joint venture, TT-Netværket P/S, has obtained a licence to build a 4G network in the wide-range 800 MHz frequency band. The 800 MHz licence is a major step on the way to creating Denmark’s best network.
13 June 2012
Digital Media Store from Alcatel-Lucent allows one-stop customer access to music, applications, e-books and video
13 June 2012
Telenor yesterday filed a claim in the Supreme Court of Bermuda, requesting the Court to declare that Telenor's 15 February purchase of 234,000,000 VimpelCom preferred shares from Weather Investments II S.à.r.l. did not trigger the mandatory tender offer requirements in VimpelCom's Bye-laws.
7 June 2012
The Sustainability Report is now available for download on Telenor’s web site. It offers a comprehensive overview of Telenor’s efforts to add value, manage risks and contribute to growth in its markets.
6 June 2012
Initial skepticism was great, but for the last 10 years Telenor has thrived at Fornebu, a place built around the interplay between people, technology and the working environment.
4 June 2012
Just in time for the summer travel season, Telenor presents a powerful, joint roaming initiative in Sweden, Denmark and Norway called TravelSure. Telenor TravelSure is defined by its simplicity, cost control and flexibility.
1 June 2012
Telenor is intensifying its 3G expansion. In the course of 2012, 90 per cent of Telenor's mobile telephone customers will have 3G coverage where they live, and further expansion will ensure coverage for 95 per cent of its customers.
16 May 2012
The Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA has on 16 May 2012 elected Svein Aaser as Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Harald Norvik.
15 May 2012
The Nomination Committee in Telenor ASA proposes that Mr. Svein Aaser should be elected as Chairman of the Board in Telenor, succeeding Harald Norvik. The Nomination Committee also proposes that Mr. Anders Skjævestad succeeds Mr. Jan Erik Korssjøen as Chairman of the Corporate Assembly and thus Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
11 May 2012
Kjell-Morten Johnsen was on Friday 11 May appointed Executive Vice President (EVP) and member of the Telenor Group Executive Management. Johnsen comes from the position of Managing Director of Telenor Serbia and will take on the responsibility as Head of Telenor’s European operations.
8 May 2012
In the first quarter of 2012, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 25.1 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 8%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 7.7 billion, EBITDA margin was 30.8%, and operating cash flow was NOK 5.3 billion. Telenor’s consolidated mobile operations added more than five million subscriptions during the quarter.
4 May 2012
Telenor will present its financial results for the first quarter 2012 on Tuesday 8 May 2012 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 May 2012
Mr. Jan Erik Korssjøen, the Chairman of the Corporate Assembly of Telenor ASA, today informed that he will resign following the Annual General Meeting of Telenor on 16 May 2012. Korssjøen will also resign from his duty as Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
2 May 2012
Harald Norvik, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA, today informed the Board that he will resign. “The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Trond Giske, representing the majority shareholder in Telenor ASA, today expressed a lack of confidence in the Chairman of Telenor, following the handling of the TV2 issue in [...]
30 April 2012
During the first quarter 2012, Uninor’s operational performance in India has developed according to plan. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in February to cancel Uninor’s licenses and the recent recommendation from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regarding the 2G license re-auction, the uncertainty has increased significantly. If the recommendation from TRAI in its [...]
26 April 2012
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in cooperation with Telenor Group, has now released the complete report on the “Socio-Economic Impact of Mobile Health”. The report explores the potential impact of mHealth solutions, such as how Norway can save € 1.5 billion each year with remote monitoring solutions for the elderly and how Thailand can cure 40,000 cases of tuberculosis through SMS treatment compliance.
19 April 2012
Telenor has learned the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) filed a claim in the Moscow Arbitrazh Court, the principal commercial court in Moscow, against Telenor East Holding II AS and Weather Investments II S.à.r.l. The companies OJSC VimpelCom, OOO Altimo, VimpelCom Ltd., VimpelCom Holdings B.V. and Altimo Cooperatief U.A. are named in the claim as interested third parties. Telenor has not yet been formally notified of the Claim by the FAS or the Court.
4 April 2012
Telenor terminated its cash-settled total return swap (TRS) in respect of VimpelCom Ltd. shares that it had entered into with J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. on 22 July 2011 and amended on 7 October 2011. Following such termination, Telenor purchased depositary receipts representing 65,000,000 VimpelCom common shares from J.P. Morgan Securities Ltd. for a purchase price of USD 715,000,000, thereby increasing Telenor’s economic and voting interests in VimpelCom Ltd. to 35.66% and 39.51%, respectively.
5 March 2012
The success of a global telecom operator depends on two factors: its ability to adapt to customer needs and the ability to leverage on its scale. Telenor Group is among the first in the industry to introduce a unique cross-border billing platform initiative, built around both objectives. Three business units in Telenor Group, with a combined total of 60 million customers, will deploy a common solution for billing and charging. The result is, simply put, increased competitive advantage.
28 February 2012
Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.
28 February 2012
Telenor Group and the Wikimedia Foundation today announced a new partnership to offer Wikipedia free of traffic charges on mobile devices to Telenor customers in Asia and Southeastern Europe. By making versions of Wikipedia available to 135 million mobile customers, Telenor Group and the Wikimedia Foundation demonstrate a shared commitment to increasing access to the free and open knowledge available on Wikipedia.
15 February 2012
- Telenor has purchased 234,000,000 VimpelCom preferred shares from Weather Investments II S.a.r.l. ("Weather"), for US$374,400,000, thereby increasing Telenor's voting share in VimpelCom Ltd. to 36.36 %, subject to adjustment arising under certain put and call arrangements. Weather is the investment vehicle through which Mr. Naguib Sawiris and his family hold their interests in VimpelCom Ltd. ("VimpelCom").
15 February 2012
Telenor Group today issued a notice to its Indian strategic partner Unitech Limited, that it will seek indemnity and compensation following the cancellation of Uninor's 22 licenses by the Supreme Court of India.
8 February 2012
In the fourth quarter of 2011, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 25.4 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 7%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 7.4 billion, EBITDA margin was 29 per cent, and operating cash flow was NOK 3.8 billion. For the full year of 2011, Telenor's revenue were NOK 98.5 billion, EBITDA before other items was NOK 30.5 billion, EBITDA margin was 31% and operating cash flow was 19.1 billion.
2 February 2012
2 February 2012 the Indian Supreme Court delivered its judgment on a public interest petition seeking cancellation of 122 cellular phone licences granted by the Government of India in 2008, including 22 licences to Uninor.
13 January 2012
Press conference Friday 13 January at 13:00 regarding the sale of TV2
12 January 2012
Telenor will present its financial results for the fourth quarter 2011 on Wednesday 8 February 2012 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.