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February 1998

18 Feb, 1998 12:33 Press Release

No Telenor/Telia-agreement yet

The Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, today claims knowledge of the contents of an MoU, which the management of the the two companies, Telenor and Telia, are said to have agreed upon in a meeting Friday.

18 Feb, 1998 12:25 Press Release

Comments to stories in the press on Telia, Telenor and BT

The Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv and the Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri today claim knowledge of a said secret plan between the management of Telenor and Telia to offer BT a stake in a possibly merged new company. Such plans do not exist and has neither been a subject in the ongoing talks

11 Feb, 1998 10:13 Press Release

Telenor opens GSM mobile net in Stavropol

Late January this year, StavTeleSot opened its new GSM mobile network in Stavropol in Russia where approximately 350 000 inhabitants will have access to the new mobile service. Telenor holds a 49 per cent stake in the company.

10 Feb, 1998 14:53 Press Release

Telenor in talks with Telia

Talks between Norwegian Telenor and the Swedish telecom operator, Telia, have been in progress for some time, with the aim to propose a full merger between the two companies. The talks were temporarily stopped by the Norwegian government on Friday 16 January, but were soon resumed after pressure from a majority in the Norwegian Parliament.

2 Feb, 1998 12:48 Press Release

Telenor Announces New Price Structure

Norways Telenor will substantially reduce the cost of international calls and calls to cellular telephones as of 1 March 1998, thereby making Telenor the most competitive in Norway for these types of calls. Subscription prices will go up simultaneously to cover the cost of operating the subscription network. These changes are carried through in line with the new free-market guidelines recently set by Norwegian telecommunication authorities. Prices for local and long-distance calls will not be affected at this stage.

January 1998

12 Jan, 1998 17:12 Press Release

VimpelCom and Telenor enter into strategic alliance

Open Joint Stock Company Vimpel-Communications («VimpelCom» or the «Company») (NYSE: VIP) and Telenor AS («Telenor») today announced that they have reached an agreement for Telenor to purchase a strategic ownership interest in VimpelCom.