Telenor Group to coordinate pan-European 5G project
(Fornebu, Norway, 4 July 2018) The EU has given Telenor Group coordination responsibility for its new European project to accelerate the uptake of 5G across Europe. The initiative, 5G Verticals INNovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI), comprises 23 partners including major operators, academia and industry vendors.
Changes to Telenor Group’s Executive Management and new CEOs in Thailand and Myanmar
(Fornebu, 19 June 2018) Telenor Group today announced management changes in Asia, in addition to changes in the Group staff functions.
Telenor banks on youth service to crowdsource reports of labour violations
BANGKOK, 31 May 2018 – Following six months of intense work, the team Agncy and their service to crowdsource labour violation reporting was announced winner of the fifth annual Telenor Youth Forum in Bangkok on 31 May 2018. Tackling UN Sustainable Development Goal #10, their service addresses the need to serve as a ‘digital message in a bottle’ for labourers.
Promising start to the year as digital transformation drive continues
(Fornebu, 24 April 2018) “Entering 2018, I am pleased to see that we continue to grow and renew ourselves. We added close to two million customers in the first quarter; subscription and traffic revenues increased by 1% and EBITDA grew by 10%.
Telenor agrees to sell its Central and Eastern European assets to PPF Group for EUR 2.8bn
(Fornebu, Norway – 21 March 2018) Telenor has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion (around NOK 27 bn) on an enterprise value basis. The Board of Directors of Telenor intends to ask the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for authorisation to distribute a special dividend of NOK 4.40 per share.
Lars-Åke Norling to step down as Chief Executive Officer of dtac
(Bangkok, 14 March 2018) Telenor’s subsidiary in Thailand, Total Access Communication PLC (dtac), today announced that its CEO Lars-Åke Norling has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. dtac has initiated the process of appointing a new CEO.
Telenor Group and Ant Financial in strategic partnership to deliver inclusive financial services in Pakistan
(Fornebu, 13 March 2018) Telenor Group has reached a strategic partnership agreement with Ant Financial Services Group (“Ant Financial”) in Pakistan, where Ant Financial will invest USD 184.5m for a 45% stake in Telenor Microfinance Bank (“TMB”), a subsidiary of Telenor Group, to further develop TMB’s mobile payment and digital financial services.
Green light for new national IoT initiative in Trondheim
Trondheim, 9 March 2018: The new IoT ProtoLab in Trondheim is opening its doors today for entrepreneurs, scientists and students who want to develop new Internet of Things services and products. The new powerhouse created by Telenor Group and Wireless Trondheim aims to increase innovation, new national competencies and promote competitiveness amongst Norwegian entrepreneurs.
Telenor Group and Cisco sign strategic agreement
Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, February 28, 2018 — Telenor Group and Cisco have signed a Joint Purpose Agreement (JPA) to collaborate on enhancing end customer experiences with data analysis, IoT, Smart City, and security solutions. The joint effort aims to accelerate Telenor Group’s continued transformation and digitalisation drive, and supports the joint pivotal role that both companies play in enabling superior experiences for Telenor customers.
Working Group Two readies commercial launch
BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, February 27, 2018 — Working Group Two, the ground-breaking cloud based core network, is ready for commercial launch. Swedish mobile virtual network operator Vimla is the first commercial customer of the platform, which enables faster and scalable service innovation through making the mobile network programmable.