Press releases

8 Oct, 2018 07:00 Press Release

Telenor Group and Nobel Peace Center select sixteen youth to reduce inequalities in health using digital solutions

(OSLO, Norway / 8 October 2018) Telenor Group today announced the sixteen delegates who have been selected for the 2018-2019 Telenor Youth Forum, in cooperation with the Nobel Peace Center. This year’s delegation will take on a mission to address inequalities in health through the use of digital technology.

24 Sep, 2018 17:30 Press Release

Plan International and Telenor Group enter global partnership agreement

(New York/Fornebu, 24 September 2018) Plan International and Telenor Group will enter into a partnership to collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. The three-year partnership agreement was officially announced today at a United Nations General Assembly event in New York. 

4 Sep, 2018 07:00 Press Release

Changes to Telenor Group’s Executive Management

(Fornebu, 4 September 2018) Berit Svendsen is stepping down from her position as CEO of Telenor Norway and head of the Scandinavia Cluster. The Board of Directors of Telenor Norway has appointed Petter Furberg as the new CEO. Kaaren Hilsen is announced as the new CEO in Telenor Sweden. Morten Karlsen Sørby is appointed acting Cluster Head of Scandinavia after Svendsen.

27 Aug, 2018 09:00 Press Release

Telenor Group and UNICEF scale mobile birth registration pilot to Myanmar

(Nay Pyi Taw/Fornebu, 27 August 2018) Telenor Group and UNICEF today announced that its successful mobile birth registration pilot will be scaled to Myanmar. The organisations signed a partnership agreement for a Mobile Birth and Death Registration (MBDR) project endorsed by the Government of Myanmar.

20 Aug, 2018 13:55 Press Release

Telenor Group recognised by Fortune’s annual Change the World list

(New York/Fornebu, 20 August 2018) Today, FORTUNE reveals the fourth annual Change the World list of companies that are doing well by doing good. Telenor Group has been recognised for its work to bring affordable healthcare to the mass market through its mobile health service, Tonic, in Bangladesh.

14 Aug, 2018 09:00

A strengthened national powerhouse for artificial intelligence in Norway

(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.

30 Jul, 2018 03:00 Press Release

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.

19 Jul, 2018 08:30 Press Release

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.

17 Jul, 2018 07:00 Press Release

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.

5 Jul, 2018 13:06

Digitalising healthcare for medical staff and patients

(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.