About Telenor Group

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Telenor at a Glance

Telenor Group is one of the world’s major mobile operators with more than 160 million mobile subscriptions and operations in 12 markets. Telenor Group has a strong footprint in Europe and Asia, and a leading Nordic position in mobile, broadband and TV services. subscriptions and operations in 12 markets. Telenor Group has a strong footprint in Europe and Asia, and a leading Nordic position in mobile, broadband and TV services.

A Global Mobile Operator

Telenor is one of the top 500 companies by market value (FT) and a consistent top performer in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. The Group has 31,000 employees worldwide and revenues (2012) at NOK 101.7 billion (USD 19 billion). Telenor was founded in 1855, as a public service company in Norway, and builds on more than 155 years of telecom experience.

A Growth-market Expert with strong Asian Portfolio

Telenor has been present in Asia for more than 15 years. With significant operations in five Asian markets it is the only European operator reaching across the region. In 2014, Telenor will launch operations in Myanmar, adding a sixth market to it Asian portfolio. Telenor Group has 143 million subscriptions and more than 20,000 employees in Asia. Today, 45-50% of the Group’s mobile revenues come from Asia. Of the five current Asian operations, three are publicly listed.

Telenor Group’s success is built on combining global telecoms expertise with regional knowledge transfer and local market insight to create value for different segments.

Telenor in Thailand

Telenor became a shareholder in DTAC in 2001, and has been a strategic partner of the company ever since. As one of the leading mobile operators in Thailand, DTAC serves more than 25 million customers every day. Winning 3G licenses in 2012, DTAC is now taking steps to bring internet to the Thai mass market.

Telenor in Myanmar

Telenor Group was one of the two successful applicants in the competition for a telecoms license in Myanmar. Among more than 90 applicants, Telenor and Ooredoo emerged as winners. Telenor’s license agreement was signed in January 2014 and Telenor Myanmar expects to roll out mobile services by Q3/2014.


Telenor Group’s business strategy is built around maintaining our role as a retail operator, while adding new services to extend our reach into digital services. Telenor will continue to focus on growth and value creation. To achieve this, we have three strategic ambitions:

  • Bring Internet for all – just like mobile communication is for all, we believe internet is for everyone. We pursue business and regulatory strategies to make connectivity affordable and accessible for as many people as possible.
  • Be loved by customers – we are not content by being preferred, we want to be loved by customers. We strive to understand consumers today and tomorrow, to provide the best possible service in a responsible way
  • Maintain efficient operations – we strive to make our operations as efficient as possible, to reduce costs, minimise impact on the environment, and maximise capacity and performance

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Empower Societies

We provide the power of digital communication, enabling everyone to improve their lives, build societies and secure a better future for all. We are proud to bring real change to hundreds of millions of people and the societies where we operate. We exist to help our customers get the full benefit of being connected. We put their needs first in all of our decision-making.

Telenor creates value and growth for the long-term. Understanding people’s needs is fundamental to us. We meet everyone at eye level, building relationships based on respect and trust. We believe in empowering everyone to deliver their best, with high ethical standards.

Further Information

For further information about Telenor Group, please visit www.telenor.com.