Press releases

December 15, 2011 Press Release

Telenor wins Statoil contract serving 20,000 employees

Telenor has won a contract to serve Statoil as the main provider of communications services to their 20,000 employees. The contract, worth approximately NOK 400 million, will run over four years.

December 14, 2011 Press Release

The SpareBank 1 alliance chooses Telenor

The SpareBank 1 alliance has entered into a new agreement with Telenor as supplier of the alliance’s total requirement for telephony. The agreement is valued at NOK 62 million per year.

December 1, 2011 Press Release

Telenor in European coalition to promote safer Internet for children

In response to an invitation from the European Commission, Telenor Group and a wide range of world-leading ICT companies have joined ranks to form the “Coalition to make the Internet a better place for kids”.

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THOR 7 to provide faster broadband connections from the South Pole

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s (TSBc) latest satellite, THOR 7 will provide the Norwegian Troll base located at the South Pole with increased satellite capacity for the distribution of key meteorological data from the research station, Trollsat.

November 30, 2011 Press Release

Europe wants to learn from Norwegian school campaign

The work to combat digital bullying is attracting international attention. Today, experts from the UK and Spain are visiting Holmlia school in Oslo to see how Norway’s biggest school campaign is working to raise awareness of the use of digital media by children and adolescents.

November 23, 2011 Press Release

Toca Boca – winner of Telenor Digital Winners Prize 2011

Yesterday, at the Digital Winners conference, Telenor announced that the winner of this year’s Digital Winners Prize is Toca Boca – a Swedish company, making digital toys for kids.

November 15, 2011 Press Release

Apps get legs as Telenor introduces a global Android Market initiative

In Hong Kong today, Telenor and Google launched a global agreement to stimulate further growth of the Android ecosystem. Telenor’s Android users will be able to access a carefully selected and continuously updated suite of relevant apps inside a fixed destination on the front page of Android Market, in a store-in-store concept. Customers will be able to pay for apps via their mobile operator, considered crucial in driving app adoption. Local developers benefit by the increased exposure of their apps and the potential of increased revenues.

November 14, 2011 Press Release

Jan Edvard Thygesen appointed Deputy CEO and COO in VimpelCom Ltd.

VimpelCom Ltd. today announced that Mr. Jan Edvard Thygesen is appointed the company’s Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and that he will take up the new position from January 1st 2012. Following the announcement, Mr. Thygesen will with immediate effect resign from the position as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Head of the CEE region in Telenor. Mr. Bjørn Magnus Kopperud will be acting head of the CEE region from the same date.

November 1, 2011 Press Release

Lars Christian Iuel appointed new CEO of Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Lars Christian Iuel (47) as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He takes up the position on November 1st, succeeding Mr. Christian Albech (64) who will retire after 20 years of service to Telenor.

October 26, 2011 Press Release

Third quarter 2011: Strong performance continues

In the third quarter of 2011, Telenor Group reported revenues of NOK 24.6 billion, representing an organic revenue growth of 7%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 8.3 billion, EBITDA margin was 34 per cent, and operating cash flow was NOK 5.5 billion. Telenor’s consolidated mobile operations added more than five million subscriptions during the quarter.