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Berit Svendsen, EVP Telenor and Head of Telenor Norway

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Berit tells us about the Broadband World Forum 2014 panel discussion she participated in, which explored the challenges associated with cross-border mobile communications.

Telenor appoints Pakistan CEO

Michael Foley has been appointed CEO of Telenor Pakistan

Norwegian operator group Telenor has appointed Michael Patrick Foley as CEO for its Pakistan operation. Foley currently serves as chief commercial officer at the Canadian State Lottery and will assume the role on July 1st, 2014.

Telenor hails encouraging quarterly performance

Telenor has seen its revenue in 1Q14 grow 7.2 per cent year on year to reach NOK26.5bn ($4.48bn), up from NOK24.7bn in 1Q13

Norwegian operator group Telenor has seen its revenue in 1Q14 grow 7.2 per cent year on year to reach NOK26.5bn ($4.48bn), up from NOK24.7bn in 1Q13. The group’s adjusted operating profit also grew 11.9 per cent year on year from NOK4.99bn in 1Q13 to NOK5.58bn in 1Q14.

Tele2 signs national roaming deal with Telenor in Norway

The two firms invested a further $500m in one another's stock

European operator group Tele2 has signed a national roaming agreement with Telenor Norway for 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity. The operator said in March that it was evaluating its strategic options in Norway after failing to win any spectrum in the country’s latest frequency auction.

Telenor taps Ericsson for Myanmar network

Telenor has called on infrastructure vendor Ericsson to provide network equipment and managed services for its network in Myanmar

Operator group Telenor has called on infrastructure vendor Ericsson to provide network equipment and managed services for its network in Myanmar. The two firms have signed a five year contract which sees Ericsson implementing equipment in a multivendor environment as well as provide managed services for the network.

Telenor modernises Norwegian fixed access

Telenor has deployed infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyser solution to continuously monitor its fixed line broadband connections in Norway

European operator group Telenor has deployed Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Network Analyser to continuously monitor fixed line broadband connections in Norway as part of a plans to modernise its fixed access.

Telenor appoints Uninor CEO

Morten Karlsen Sørby has been named CEO at Uninor

Norwegian group Telenor has named a CEO for its Indian subsidiary Uninor following the resignation of former CEO Yogesh Malik in November last year.

Telenor launches TV service in Hungary

Telenor's MyTV service offers live TV streaming as well as video on demand on internet connected devices

Operator group Telenor has launched its own TV service in Hungary. The operator’s MyTV service offers live TV streaming as well as video on demand, and can be accessed on all internet connected devices.

Telenor, DNB bring NFC to Norway

The launch follows the success of the Tap2Pay pilot project in Oslo in 2011

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.

Uninor CEO resigns

Yogesh Malik has resigned as Uninor CEO

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.

Telenor, Softbank and Du report revenue and profit growth

Softbank, Telenor and Du have all reported positive financial results

Mobile operators Telenor, Softbank and Du have posted their financial earnings reports for the quarterly period, each reporting a growth in revenue and profit.

GSMA chairman Bernabè resigns

Franco Bernabè has resigned from his role as chairman of the GSMA

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 considering full foreign ownership of operators

India's Telecom Commission has endorsed plans to allow 100 per cent FDI in mobile operators

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 awards Telenor and Ooredoo mobile licences

Myanmar's government has selected Ooredoo and Telenor as winners of its telecoms licences

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.

Telenor optimises video with Skyfire

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.

Cross-border opportunities are there, but Telenor has work to do in Bulgaria

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.

Telenor to invest €500m in fibre broadband

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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.

Telenor signs M2M deal with Japan’s KDDI

Telenor Connexion has inked a deal with KDDI to provide a global M2M solution for its enterprise customers

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.

Telenor to enter Bulgaria

Telenor has agreed to acquire Bulgarian mobile operator Globul from Greek operator group OTE

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.

Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen

Berit Svendsen, executive vice president of Telenor Group and CEO at Telenor Norway

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.

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