Press releases

21 Aug, 2019 09:36 Press Release

Telenor completes DNA transaction, announces mandatory tender offer for remaining shares in DNA

(Fornebu, 21 August 2019) Telenor Group announced on 9 April 2019 that it had entered into separate agreements with Finda and PHP to acquire 54% of the shares in the Finnish telecom operator DNA for EUR 20.90 per share in cash, in total EUR 1.5 billion (approx. NOK 15 billion). Following approval by the general meetings of the sellers and required regulatory approvals, the transaction has today been completed. In Telenor Group’s financial reporting, DNA will be consolidated from 21 August 2019.

20 Aug, 2019 12:05 Press Release

Nordic CEOs meet with region’s Prime Ministers to accelerate sustainability action on climate and diversity

(Reykjavik, Iceland, 20 August 2019) The Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future, an alliance of the leaders of the Nordic region’s leading businesses, today met with the Prime Ministers of the five Nordic countries to discuss a collaborative approach to addressing sustainability challenges.

13 Aug, 2019 15:09 Press Release

Telenor, NHH and NTNU to establish a new knowledge powerhouse to fuel growth and develop new industries

(Arendal, Norway,13 August 2019) Some of Norway’s key knowledge institutions join forces to contribute to the country’s digital success: NHH, NTNU and Telenor are establishing an open collaboration arena for digital transformation and innovation.

1 Aug, 2019 08:00 Press Release

Change to the Board of Directors of Telenor ASA

René Richard Obermann will step down as Board Director of Telenor ASA on the 1 August 2019.

16 Jul, 2019 07:00 Press Release

Halfway through 2019, strategic direction confirmed

(Fornebu, 16 July 2019) “The strategic agenda we initiated two years ago continued to bear fruit in the second quarter. Although organic subscription and traffic revenues declined by 1 percent, the EBITDA margin was 40 percent and we saw positive revenue development and effects from efficiency and modernisation programmes. Our underlying financial performance remains stable.

2 Jul, 2019 09:00 Press Release

Negotia and Telenor present Norway’s first declaration for responsible use of AI to Digitalisation Minister Nikolai Astrup

(Fornebu, 2 July, 2019) Norway’s Minister for Digitalisation, Nikolai Astrup, will today be presented with a declaration for the responsible use of artificial intelligence in working life by central actors in Norwegian business, spearheaded by Telenor Group and Negotia. It is the first time such a joint declaration has been developed in Norway and it could serve as an important foundation for the Government’s development of a national strategy for artificial intelligence.

6 May, 2019 19:15 Press Release

General meetings in PHP and Finda approve sale of stakes in DNA to Telenor

Reference is made to Telenor’s stock exchange announcement on 9 April 2019 regarding agreements with PHP Holding Oy and Finda Telecoms Oy to acquire their respective stakes (in total 54 percent) in the Finnish telecom operator DNA. As scheduled, general meetings have today been held in PHP and Finda. Both general meetings approved the proposed […]

6 May, 2019 07:00 Press Release

Telenor and Axiata enter discussions to merge Asian operations

(Oslo, Norway – 6 May 2019) Telenor Group and Axiata Group Berhad are in discussions regarding a potential non-cash combination of their telecom and infrastructure assets in Asia (MergeCo), in which Telenor would take a majority stake. It is anticipated that Telenor, based on equity value, will own 56.5% in MergeCo and Axiata will own 43.5%, both parties acknowledging that this is preliminary subject to adjustments and due diligence.

30 Apr, 2019 07:00 Press Release

Solid start to the year, attracting 2.3 million new customers

(Fornebu, 30 April 2019) “The results for the first quarter 2019 reaffirm our efforts and ability to attract new customers, create value and modernise Telenor. The operational and financial performance was in line with our expectations.

25 Apr, 2019 00:01

New weapon against drug resistant malaria: Big Data, says Telenor Research

(Fornebu, 25 April 2019) A new study has found that combining malaria genetic data with human mobility data from mobile networks can help map and predict the spread of drug-resistant malaria. The study was conducted by the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Telenor Group, Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit and the National Malaria Elimination Programme in Bangladesh.