A strengthened national powerhouse for artificial intelligence in NorwayInnovation stories
(Arendal/Trondheim, 14 August 2018) Some of Norway’s largest companies are joining forces in establishing a national powerhouse for artificial intelligence. Its aim is to improve the quality and capacity for research, education and innovation in the field.
Telenor completes the disposal of its operations in Central and Eastern Europe
(Fornebu, 31 July 2018) On 21 March 2018, Telenor announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion (around NOK 27 billion) on an enterprise value basis. Following regulatory approvals the transaction has today been completed.
New Telenor survey finds that professional women use mobiles to balance work & life – but mostly just life
(Fornebu/Singapore, 30 July 2018) A new Telenor Group survey published today has uncovered interesting insights into professional women’s habits and values with regards to mobile connectivity. The “Tech Trends: Women” survey discovers that women use mobile phones primarily for personal enjoyment and not for business. And despite much talk of digital detoxing, social media is as popular as ever.
Anne Kvam appointed EVP and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Telenor Group
(Fornebu, 19 July, 2018) Telenor Group today announced that Anne Kvam has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, effective latest 1 November 2018. Kvam succeeds Wenche Agerup, who is heading up a new unit in Telenor Group.
Telenor’s strategy execution continues to yield results
(Fornebu, 17 July 2018) “Halfway into 2018, Telenor continues to attract customers and deliver solid performance. In the second quarter we saw robust operations in Scandinavia, particularly in the mobile market in Norway. In Malaysia, we achieved revenue growth for a second consecutive quarter as a result of our determined repositioning efforts. In Pakistan and Bangladesh, we grew the subscriber base and strengthened our positions in rapidly developing markets. Telenor added two million mobile subscriptions in the quarter, and now connects 172 million customers.
Digitalising healthcare for medical staff and patientsInnovation stories
(Bodø, Norway, 5 July 2018) Health workers spent large portions of their workday searching for stationary PCs to fill inn patients’ medical records, while patients spend hours travelling to the hospital for consultations. New digital services could be the solution.
Telenor Group to coordinate pan-European 5G project
(Fornebu, Norway, 4 July 2018) The EU has given Telenor Group coordination responsibility for its new European project to accelerate the uptake of 5G across Europe. The initiative, 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI), comprises 23 partners including major operators, academia and industry vendors.
Patrik Hofbauer to step down as Telenor Sweden CEO
(Fornebu, 26 June 2018) The CEO of Telenor Sweden, Patrik Hofbauer, has decided to pursue opportunities outside Telenor Group. The search for a new CEO is ongoing.
Changes to Telenor Group’s Executive Management and new CEOs in Thailand and Myanmar
(Fornebu, 19 June 2018) Telenor Group today announced management changes in Asia, in addition to changes in the Group staff functions.
Telenor Research’s Ieva Martinkenaite appointed to advise the EU on AI
(Fornebu, 18 June 2018) The European Commission has appointed Ieva Martinkenaite from Telenor Research as one of 52 experts to the new High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG). In her role, Martinkenaite will support the implementation of the European strategy on AI.