Mobile operators Telenor, Softbank and Du have posted their financial earnings reports for the quarterly period, each reporting a growth in revenue and profit.
Norwegian carrier Telenor has teamed up with DNB, the country’s largest bank, and identity management specialist Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to introduce Norway’s first commercial NFC project.
The CEO at Indian operator Uninor Yogesh Malik has resigned from his position citing personal reasons. Sigve Brekke, currently head of majority owner Telenor Group’s Asia operations, will also act interim CEO while the firm seeks Malik’s successor.
Franco Bernabè has resigned from the role of chairman at trade association the GSMA. President and CEO of Norwegian operator group Telenor, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, who currently holds the positionof deputy chairman of the GSMA, will take on the role of acting chairman effective immediately.
India’s Telecom Commission has endorsed plans to allow foreign firms to wholly own mobile operators in the country. Currently, the level of foreign direct investment (FDI) permitted in operators stands at 74 per cent, but it could soon be increased subject to Cabinet approval.
Myanmar’s government has selected Norwegian operator group Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) as the two successful applicants for its nationwide telecommunications licences.
Norwegian operator group Telenor will be using Skyfire’s video and internet optimisation technology across 11 countries. The firm, a subsidiary of software developer Opera, will be the lead supplier for network-based mobile video and media optimization for Telenor, as part of a deal the operator struck with kit vendor Alcatel Lucent.
Pan-European operater group Telenor is making another move into Eastern Europe, this time buying Bulgaria’s Globul. The move makes sense for several reasons, but success won’t come easy in a country with high mobile penetration and a sluggish economy.
Norway’s telecoms incumbent Telenor has committed itself to investing NOK 4bn (€500mn) in fibre-optic broadband services for businesses, citing the rise in enterprise demand for cloud and video services.
Norwegian operator group Telenor, through its M2M business unit Telenor Conexxions, has inked a deal with Japanese operator KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers.
Norwegian operator group Telenor has agreed to acquire Bulgarian mobile operator Globul from Greek operator group OTE. Telenor will pay €717m for the business as it looks to expand its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.
Norway’s incumbent operator group Telenor may have began life as the country’s state-owned monopoly at the end of the 19th Century, but today it has grown far beyond the country’s geographic borders. Telecoms.com caught up with Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen to find out where Telenor is placing its focus both at home and abroad.
Operator group Telenor said it has become the first mobile operator in Norway to offer HD Voice across its network. HD Voice is an upgrade to mobile call audio designed to provide clearer sound quality during calls and filter out background noise.
Norwegian operator group Telenor has stepped up its focus on coupons and value codes by acquiring local mobile digital coupon and loyalty card solutions provider Liquid Barcodes.
Norwegian operator Telenor is becoming increasingly frustrated with Apple’s failure to support LTE on its network in Norway, the firm’s CEO told Telecoms.com.
Norwegian operator group Telenor is facing an investigation regarding possible abuse of dominant market position and possible anti-competitive practices. The investigation is being led by EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), which monitors compliance with European Economic Area rules in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the Norwegian Competition Authority.
The Russian government has decided to withdraw legal claims against Norwegian operator group Telenor, signaling an end to the long-running dispute over the ownership of affiliate firm VimpelCom. The move allows the international operator, headquartered in Amsterdam but of Russian extraction, to distribute dividends to investors including Russian conglomerate Altimo.
India’s government has begun the re-auction of its 2G GSM spectrum licences in the 1800MHz spectrum band. In February this year, the country’s Supreme Court cancelled 122 licences that had been allocated in 2008 amidst allegations of corruption.
European carrier Telefónica’s innovation division, Telefónica Digital, has extended its API portfolio with the acquisition of US-based video communications platform TokBox.
Norwegian operator group Telenor has seen a three per cent increase in organic revenue, during 3Q12. Revenue stood at NOK25.25bn ($4,39bn), up from NOK24,63bn in the same period a year earlier. Adjusted operating profit also grew year on year, from NOK5.36bn to NOK4.49bn.