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Opera launches App Pass to get emerging markets on mobile data

Opera Software has announced the App Pass, which is designed to give mobile subscribers free-of-charge access to selected apps for a set period of time. As a feature of Opera Max, an app designed for mobile data saving and management, the App Pass is targeted at emerging markets to encourage more mobile data usage.


Tele2 sells out of Norway

In news that will come as no great surprise, Nordic carrier group Tele2 on Monday agreed to sell its Norwegian business to TeliaSonera for an SEK5.1bn (€500m). It’s been known the company was mulling an exit from the market after failing to win any spectrum in an auction late last year.

More state, less speed

Norwegian state looks to reduce Telenor holding

Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries released a statement Thursday that said it will propose that the Norwegian Government reduces its stake in leading operator Telenor from 54 per cent to 34 per cent.

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

Tele2 signs national roaming deal with Telenor in Norway

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

Telenor modernises Norwegian fixed access

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.


Norway’s mystery spectrum winner named as Ice.net parent

The identity of Norway’s mystery spectrum winner has been named in local reports as Access Industries, a holding company founded by its chairman Ukrainian American billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. In 2009, Access Industries acquired mobile data and voice services provider ice.net in Norway.


Mystery operator wins Norwegian LTE spectrum

The Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority has announced the winners of its latest spectrum auction, and one of the three successful bidders is an unknown company whose identity has become the focus of much speculation. Challenger Tele2 came away empty-handed and must look to address the holes in its spectrum portfolio.

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

Telenor, DNB bring NFC to Norway

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.


Uncertainty and risk: the results of spectrum renewal by auction

The use of auctions for spectrum renewal seems pointless and likely only to create uncertainty and risk for operators, says Graham Friend, managing director at Coleago Consulting. New entrants know they are likely to be outbid by incumbents and the uncertainty generated dampens the desire of those incumbents to invest and innovate, which is not good at a time when governments want to see a rapid and extensive roll-out of LTE.


Tele2 Norway upgrades to LTE

Tele2 Norway is to join other units in the Scandinavian carrier group by moving to LTE, having selected Swedish vendor Ericsson as its equipment provider.

Oslo is one of 11 cities to get LTE coverage from Telenor's first deployment. (Photo: Nancy Bundt)

Telenor launches LTE in 11 Norwegian cities

Norwegian incumbent Telenor has announced the launch of its LTE network in 11 towns and cities in the country. Telenor said it would continue rollout across the country “at a rapid pace”, pledging to have one third of the Norwegian population covered by its LTE network by the end of the year. The firm aims to have 90 per cent population coverage by 2015, said CEO Berit Svendsen in a statement.

The largest number of job cuts were in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

Swedish operators to replicate m-payment strategy in Norway, Denmark

Swedish operators Telia, Telenor, Tele2 and 3 are planning to replicate their 4T mobile payment joint venture in Norway and Denmark, where some or all of them are present in the market. Swedish firm 4T was created in November last year and is 25 per cent owned by each operator.

White space networks are key to the IoT

LTE to be used for live TV broadcasts in Norway

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has tapped up TeliaSonera subsidiary NetCom as its supplier of voce and mobile broadband services, demonstrating some of the application potential for LTE.

TeliaSonera announced Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks as its suppliers of LTE equipment

Ericsson stalls Huawei’s move into Sweden

It was a win for the old school on Wednesday when Nordic carrier TeliaSonera announced Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as its suppliers of LTE equipment. The news was particularly good for Swedish vendor Ericsson, which had been faced with the danger of Huawei planting a flag in the Swede’s own back yard.

Huawei and Batelco have signed an MoU

Huawei wins Swedish LTE deal

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei was making lots of noise on Friday, after it was awarded the contract to build an LTE network in Sweden, beating local rival Ericsson.

TeliaSonera demos live LTE connection

TeliaSonera demos live LTE connection

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera’s Norwegian subsidiary Netcom, claimed Thursday to have achieved a world first by connecting to the internet over a live commercial LTE network in Oslo.

Norway launches DMB TV

Norway offers DMB mobile TV for free

Norway’s three biggest broadcasters announced the successful launch of six free to air TV channels via DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) on Monday.

Norway backs DMB for mobile TV

The three biggest broadcasters in Norway, NRK, TV 2 and MTG announced Monday the joint formation of a company to launch mobile TV via DMB this winter. The new company, Norsk mobil-TV (NMTV), is currently working with terminal manufacturers and telecom operators in preparation of the launch, and said it intends to start its broadcasts […]


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