Telenor to cover ICT for The Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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have signed two comprehensive contracts regarding the delivery of data communications and managed IT services for The Norwegian Public Roads Administration. The three year-agreements have an estimated value of 134 MNOK, and include the delivery of Norway's largest IP VPN ever.
The new IP VPN-solution will tie 300 locations together in a virtual private network. The IP VPN delivers a number of functions in a single network, providing employees with access to services like e-mail, intranet and internal systems, while at work, at home or travelling.

TBS have also signed an agreement to deliver management of a new IT-and a communications system for the new production company AS Vegproduksjon, wich is to be separated from The Norwegian Public Roads Administration by 2003. TBS will run hardware, operative systems and databases, as well as delivering a new Wide Area Network (WAN). The contract comprises more then 800 users on 250 different locations, and includes single point of contact support.

The contracts are signed for a three-year period, with an estimated total value of 134 million NOK.

"This agreement will provide us with a state of the art ICT-solution which supports our core activity. We are always looking to take advantage of technology to improve the way we work," said Haldor I. Tryggestad at The Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

"This contract represents a milestone for Telenor Business Solutions. It proves our ability to combine communications and managed IT services in a highly competitive overall solution. We also consider it a breakthrough for IP VPN as a technology. An increasing number of enterprises and organisations see the advantages offered by this way of solving data communications, and we believe that several large players will follow," said Morten Lundal, CEO of Telenor Business Solutions.

About Telenor Business Solutions

Telenor Business Solutions (TBS)innovates and simplifies IT- and communications solutions for a Norwegian, Nordic and European business market.TBS serve organisations in all segments with voice- and data communications, advanced networks solutions, managed IT services and consultancy. Telenor Business Solutions employs 3350 people in 10 countries, serving customers across boarders based on international presence and infrastructure.