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May 2000

5 May, 2000 12:00 Press Release

DnB and Telenor create Norways leading net business channel

DnB and Telenor have agreed to form a new joint stock company with the objective of becoming Norways leading portal for net business solutions. The new company will have NOK 100 million in equity and will develop and offer a number of solutions to link traditional bank and telecom operations. Included will be new net business services via mobile telephone and other presentation media, such as viewing screen telephones and digital television. This joint project will help to accelerate the development of broadband services in Norway.

5 May, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Presentation of Telenors quarterly results

Telenor invites you to a presentation of the results for the first quarter of 2000.

5 May, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Nextra acquires as part of its expansion programme in the Czech Republic

Nextra, one of Europes fastest growing business-related communications service providers, today announced its acquisition of, the Internet business unit of PVT. The agreement with PVT, the leading IT and communications system integrator in the Czech Republic, will enable Nextra to provide Internet services to customers across the Czech Republic. The acquisition also establishes a relationship between Nextras parent company, Telenor AS, and PVT.

2 May, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Nextra appoints managing director for Germany as company gears-up for growth.

Nextra, one of Europes fastest growing business-related communications service providers, today announced that it has appointed Rex Stephenson as managing director of Nextra Germany. Stephenson, 56, joined Nextra on 1 May 2000 from Global One where he was Executive Vice President of Global Operations and a member of the Executive Committee.

April 2000

14 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

WAP to the people from Telenor!

This week will see WAP phones with a price tag of around NOK 1,000 in Norwegian stores. Telenor, in partnership with Motorola, is the first telecom provider in the world to have developed the technical solutions which offer full-scale WAP telephony at a far cheaper price than before.

13 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Global coordinators appointed for the listing of Telenor

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The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and Telenor today announced the appointment of global coordinators for the planned initital public offering (IPO) of Telenor AS. The listing is subject to approval by the Norwegian Government and Parliament (Stortinget).

13 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Major Nordic initiative with Telenor

Yes Television plc and Telenor announce that the two companies have signed a letter of intent to deliver a total television interactive service throughout the Nordic region.

4 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor Satellite Tracking opens Johannesburg office

Telenor Satellite Tracking is expanding its operations with a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. A leading global provider of satellite tracking and telemetry services, the company already has a growing customer base in southern Africa.

4 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor Mobile Communications bids for GSM 1800 licence in Turkey

Norwegian Telenor Mobile Communications is part of a consortium bidding for a GSM 1800 licence in Turkey. Telenor has an interest of 36 percent in the consortium. Three licences have been offered for auction, one of which has been reserved for the state-owned telecommunications company, Turk Telecom. Minimum investment per licence is USD 649 million.

3 Apr, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor takes over Swedish call centre

Telenor Teleservice has purchased the remaining 49 per cent of the Swedish call-centre company Kalix Tele 24, making it a 100 per cent owned Telenor Subsidiary.