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March 2000

28 Mar, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Nextra builds Norway’s foremost business Internet Service Provider

The Norwegian division of the Telenor-owned Internet company Nextra is gaining new management. Young talent has been recruited to form Norway’s foremost Internet-based communications provider geared toward the business market.

27 Mar, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Terje Thon steps down

Terje Thon resigns as Telenors Senior Executive Vice President effective July 1.

9 Mar, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor first in the world with SmartPhone

Soon you wont need a PC to surf the Internet. On 22nd March Telenor will be launching SmartPhone, a new form of technology that will make all Internet services accessible to ordinary telephone subscribers.

6 Mar, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Nextra acquires German business ISP IVM

Oslo/Bonn: Nextra, one of Europes fastest growing business related communications service providers, announced today that it has acquired IVM, an Internet service provider based in Bonn. IVM is the second German ISP purchased by Nextra this month, and the fourth acquired by the company since November 1999.

February 2000

25 Feb, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Record profits for Telenor_58

Interim accounting figures show that Telenor recorded a pre-tax profit of NOK 3,314 million in 1999. This is NOK 406 million more than in 1998 and the highest profit in the groups history. The profit is mainly the result of significant growth in traffic and gains from sales. Operating income increased by 15.8 per cent.

11 Feb, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor Strengthens Corporate Management

Telenor is expanding its corporate management and making it more operational. “We have great challenges ahead of us in both the domestic and international markets. We have to be more offensive to ensure our customers access to world-class telephony and information services at reasonable prices, as well as create new growth and value for our owner,” says CEO Tormod Hermansen.

10 Feb, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Nextra buys Seicom, its third ISP in Germany

The Telenor company Nextra, Norways leading IP based business communications services provider, has acquired Stuttgart-based Seicom. Seicom, a rising ISP (Internet Services Provider), is the third German ISP focusing on business-related solutions purchased by Nextra in the last four months, signalling the companys expansion into one of Europes largest and most attractive markets.

January 2000

27 Jan, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Norways Telenor moves into Germany

With the recent launch of a Dusseldorf office, Norways Telenor has signaled that it plans to strengthen its focus on the German market.

17 Jan, 2000 12:00 Press Release

Telenor: two million mobile phone subscribers Telenor: two million mobile phone subscribers

In the first week of 2000, the number of Telenor Mobil subscribers broke the 2 million barrier. The company has therefore gained more than 500,000 new GSM subscribers in just one year. More than 60 per cent of the Norwegian population, or 75% of all Norwegians over the age of 12, now own a mobile phone.

14 Jan, 2000 12:00 Press Release

British Telecommunications plc and Telenor AS

British Telecommunications plc and Telenor AS (“Telenor”) announce that they have reached agreement on their future relationship with regard toEsat Telecom Group PLC (“Esat”) and Esat Digifone Limited (“Esat Digifone”). The agreement, which will come into effect upon BT’s offer for Esat becoming unconditional and after any applicable regulatory consents, will provide that: