Telecoms news from Norway
Satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi provider, Row 44 says that it has completed installation on 60 of Norwegian Air Shuttle's Boeing 737-800 aircraft. ...more.
Several computers belonging to senior managers at Norway's Telenor were reportedly targeted by computer hackers who used remote access tools to download emails and personal passwords. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has announced that its fourth quarter revenues rose slightly to NOK26 billion from NOK25.4 billion a year ago, while net profits jumped to NOK3.2 billion compared to a loss of NOK2.7 billion a year ago. ...more.
The offices of Norway's Telenor were raided earlier today by competition authorities apparently investigating allegations that the company has abused its dominant position in the local telecoms market. ...more.
Norway's telecoms regulator has concluded a radio spectrum auction, after just one round. All nine blocks of the 2Ghz spectrum were sold at the reserve price of 5 million Norwegian kroner per block. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has reported a slight rise in its third-quarter revenues of NOK25.3 billion (US$4.44 billion), and a sharp rise in profits of NOK3.65 billion (US$640 million) ...more.
Telenor has launched its LTE network in Norway, with coverage initially available in 11 cities and towns. ...more.
Sweden's Tele2 has announced the signing of a loan agreement with Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) totalling EUR 74 million for the complementary financing of the Tele2 mobile network expansion in Norway. ...more.
There is no scientific evidence that low-level electromagnetic field exposure from mobile phones and other transmitting devices causes adverse health effects, according to a report presented by a Norwegian Expert Committee. ...more.
Norwegian telco, Telenor has reported second-quarter revenues of NOK25.4 billion, a 4.2% on the previous year, while net profits more than halved to NOK 2.1 billion. ...more.
After recent impairment tests, TeliaSonera has decided to make non-cash write down of the value of its assets in Norway related to NetCom and Lithuania related to Omnitel. ...more.
Comptel has announced that it is shrinking the size of its inventory product development in Norway and will be making an unspecified number of people redundant. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has started legal action in Bermuda to secure a declaration that its purchase of shares in Russia based VimpelCom was legal and did not trigger the mandatory tender offer requirements in VimpelCom's Bye-laws. ...more.
Telenor has announced a joint roaming initiative covering Sweden, Denmark and Norway called TravelSure. ...more.
Telenor Norway has announced that it is intensifying its 3G expansion. In the course of 2012, 90 percent of Telenor's mobile telephone customers will have 3G coverage where they live, and further expansion will ensure coverage for 95 percent of its customers. ...more.
Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian national rail administration, is strengthening its GSM-R core network by using Nokia Siemens Networks' core network elements with load sharing functionality. ...more.
Norway's Telenor has been pushed into a quarterly loss due to write downs of the value of its stake in the Indian mobile network, Uninor following the cancellation of its GSM licenses last week. ...more.
This is due to Teliasonera's larger exposure to the stable Nordic region, higher EBITDA margin and more comfortable competitive positions in emerging markets. ...more.
Motorola Solutions has signed an agreement to take over the Norwegian nationwide TETRA Nødnett project, including associated employees, from Nokia Siemens Networks. ...more.
In the mobile market subscribers are both sending fewer SMSes and talking less. Fixed telephony continues to decline, while data traffic is growing, according to a report from the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority. ...more.