Press releases

December 14, 2006 Press Release

Telenor launches Windows Live Messenger for mobile phones

Microsoft and Telenor combine to launch the world’s most popular instant messaging service, Windows Live Messenger, for mobile phones. Telenor is the first to offer this service to Norwegian mobile users.

December 12, 2006 Press Release

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting release Request For Proposal (RFP) for new satellite

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has approved the release of a Request for Proposal for a new satellite to replace THOR III, which is set to retire in 2010. THOR III was launched in 1998, equipped with 15 transponders and currently services the Nordic and CEE regions.

December 9, 2006 Press Release

Nobel Peace Prize laureates met with Telenor CEO

Telenor invited Nobel Peace Prize laureates Professor Yunus and representatives from Grameen Bank to Telenor’s headquarters on Saturday morning.

December 2, 2006 Press Release

Pannon Wins “Style in the Business” Award

The Budapest Business Journal selected Hungarian mobile operator Pannon GSM for the 2006 “Style in Business” award because of its social contributions through the Példakép Foundation and various programmes to support healthcare institutions.

November 19, 2006 Press Release

DiGi Awarded for its Cultural Work

DiGi has received recognition from the Malaysian Government for its efforts to preserve the national cultural heritage. DiGi’s corporate responsibility programme “Amazing Malaysians” was awarded the Anugerah Pendukung Seni (Sektor Korporat). This was the first time a corporation received the award.

November 9, 2006 Press Release

Pannon Receives Business Ethics Award

Pannon was awarded this year’s Business Ethics Award. The award recognizes Pannon’s ethical behaviour towards its employees, customers, business partners and the environment as well as its corporate citizenship efforts.

November 8, 2006 Press Release

Telenor to sell minority share in Bravida

On Monday 30 October, Telenor and the other principal shareholders in Bravida ASA and Trition entered into an agreement that Triton shall acquire full ownership of Bravida. Telenor holds a 46,9 per cent ownership interest in Bravida, which offers piping, electricity and ventilation services.

November 6, 2006 Press Release

Telenor launches free calls between company mobile phones

From 1 November all Telenor’s business customers will be able to call other mobile phones within their company for free.

November 5, 2006 Press Release

GrameenPhone reaches 10 million mobile subscribers

GrameenPhone Ltd., the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh, where Telenor has a 62 per cent owner share, has reached 10 million mobile subscribers. The achievement coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company receiving the operating license in November 1996.

November 3, 2006 Press Release

Aker and Telenor enter into new cooperation agreement

Telenor has entered into an agreement with Aker Kværner to supply mobile telephony solutions for approximately 4,000 employees in the group.