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October 2018

8 Oct, 2018 07:00 Press Release

Telenor Group and Nobel Peace Center select sixteen youth to reduce inequalities in health using digital solutions

(OSLO, Norway / 8 October 2018) Telenor Group today announced the sixteen delegates who have been selected for the 2018-2019 Telenor Youth Forum, in cooperation with the Nobel Peace Center. This year’s delegation will take on a mission to address inequalities in health through the use of digital technology.

September 2018

26 Sep, 2018 12:54 Announcement

Telenor launches nationwide IoT network over 4G

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(Stavanger, 26 September 2018) Today, Telenor Norway opens its 4G network for Internet of Things (IoT) communication. IoT over 4G enables sensors and other “things” to communicate via Telenor’s existing 4G network. This makes Telenor’s network the only one to provide full nationwide coverage for IoT communication.

26 Sep, 2018 00:30 Announcement

New study highlights mobile’s increasing impact on reaching the UN SDGs


(New York/Fornebu, 25 September 2018) A new GSMA report released today has found that the mobile industry is strengthening its commitment to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, by demonstrating significant and measurable impact in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Telenor Group’s Digital Birth Registration project together with UNICEF and local authorities in Pakistan is highlighted as best practice for contributing to SDG #10, Reduced Inequalities. 

24 Sep, 2018 17:30 Press Release

Plan International and Telenor Group enter global partnership agreement


(New York/Fornebu, 24 September 2018) Plan International and Telenor Group will enter into a partnership to collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. The three-year partnership agreement was officially announced today at a United Nations General Assembly event in New York. 

21 Sep, 2018 07:00 Announcement

Telenor at UN General Assembly 2018

Next week sees global leaders from more than 190 countries gather in New York for the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA73) together with representatives from the private sector and civil society. The goal: to discuss global political challenges and possible joint solutions.

4 Sep, 2018 07:00 Press Release

Changes to Telenor Group’s Executive Management

(Fornebu, 4 September 2018) Berit Svendsen is stepping down from her position as CEO of Telenor Norway and head of the Scandinavia Cluster. The Board of Directors of Telenor Norway has appointed Petter Furberg as the new CEO. Kaaren Hilsen is announced as the new CEO in Telenor Sweden. Morten Karlsen Sørby is appointed acting Cluster Head of Scandinavia after Svendsen.

August 2018

28 Aug, 2018 17:00 Announcement

Ookla: ‘Telenor has the fastest mobile network in the world’

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(Fornebu, 28 August 2018) Telenor Norway has the fastest mobile network in the world, according to Ookla, which analyses the speeds from tests conducted by mobile customers.

27 Aug, 2018 09:00 Press Release

Telenor Group and UNICEF scale mobile birth registration pilot to Myanmar

(Nay Pyi Taw/Fornebu, 27 August 2018) Telenor Group and UNICEF today announced that its successful mobile birth registration pilot will be scaled to Myanmar. The organisations signed a partnership agreement for a Mobile Birth and Death Registration (MBDR) project endorsed by the Government of Myanmar.

20 Aug, 2018 13:55 Press Release

Telenor Group recognised by Fortune’s annual Change the World list

(New York/Fornebu, 20 August 2018) Today, FORTUNE reveals the fourth annual Change the World list of companies that are doing well by doing good. Telenor Group has been recognised for its work to bring affordable healthcare to the mass market through its mobile health service, Tonic, in Bangladesh.

17 Aug, 2018 08:29 Announcement

From Thailand to Norway, Telenor expands Artificial Intelligence positions

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Yesterday’s launch of a new artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory by Telenor’s Thailand operator, dtac, highlights a second AI investment within Telenor Group’s global footprint in under a week.