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Telenor India posts huge operating loss, seeks spectrum at reasonable rates to continue operations

Telenor India has posted huge operating loss at NOK 3100 million in the first quarter, due to NOK 2.9 billion in impairment and write-down, the company said, and threatened to exit the Indian market if it fails to get spectrum at reasonable rates. While announcing the global results, Telenor global CEO Sigve Brekke said the company’s long terms presence in India is dependent on its ability to secure additional spectrum.… Read More

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It’s do or die for Telenor in India: Our take

Norway’s telecom giant Telenor is looking for a exit plan from India as reported by Economics Times. Telenor entered in the country in 2009 partnering with Indian real estate major Unitech’s wireless arm, Unitech Wireless. After some initial roadblocks Telenor is now having its 100% owned Indian tele venture – Telenor India and operating in just 7 circles (out of total 22 circles) with its popular ‘sabse sasta’ marketing strategy.… Read More

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Telenor upgrades its own Guinness Record of highest number of retail stores by launching 472 stores across six circles

Telenor continues to showcase its fad for opening retail stores, this time bettering its own Guinness Book record. The service provider has opened 472 stores across six circles on 26 August 2015, the largest and fastest expansion of retail stores in a single day. According to Telenor, the effort underwent 110 days of planning, 2640 hours of manpower resources using 180 employees across six circles simultaneously. With this, Telenor has… Read More

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Telenor’s women-centric Project Sampark expands to UP

After its successful launch of Project Sampark in Aligarh district, an initiative to bridge the gender gap in mobile usage, Telenor India plans to expand the project to its UP (West) circle. The expansion will cover 50 – 80 villages across Bareilly, Dehradun, and Moradabad districts. Around 30-40 trained women promoters from the villages are hired for the purpose. “The success of Project Sampark in Aligarh has given us the… Read More

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Telenor launches ultra affordable 4G plans in Varanasi: Packs priced Rs 11 & Rs 22 offering 100 MB & 250 MB

In a surprising move, Telenor India has entered 4G space in India by launching 4G services in Varanasi city of UP East circle. Telenor has deployed narrow-band LTE network on its 1800 MHz spectrum for launching its 4G service in the city. In order to compete with the players who are already offering 4G service at 3G rates, Telenor is offering very affordable 4G plans for its customers. Telenor has… Read More

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Consumer Experience : Can you really rely on Telenor Internet – let’s check !

While Telenor is playing the game by relying heavily on 2G services for now, telenor is also testing its future on narrow band LTE and related technologies where chances of mergers are also possible. Telenor is the only operator available across few circles providing the cheapest data packs for as low as 1.25GB for 98Rs* with 28 days validity. Telenor India also boasts an aggressive upgrade to provide seamless data… Read More

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Work from Home fraud – top internet scam in India: Telenor Study

The top three online scams in India are ‘work-from-home’ fraud, lottery scams and fake bank emails scam, according to an internet scams study conducted by Norway’s Telenor Group. Those surveyed who indeed have been subject to an online scam in India, 90% have lost money and compared to neighbours, the amount of money stolen is the highest. Regionally the average financial loss per person is Rs 681,070, but alarmingly in… Read More

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Telenor India says 11% of its employees are female

Telenor said that its women employee base has increased more than 100% across functions like network operations, product development, sales and distribution and social media. The telco now has over 11% female employees, against industry average is pegged at less than 3%. The company has also focused on hiring differently-abled people. Last year 59 such candidates were recruited. Of these 21 were women. Telenor is also promoting entrepreneurship among women.… Read More

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Ericsson bags five-year 4G deployment contract from Telenor Group

Ericsson has won a five-year contract with Telenor Group for the implementation of 4G/LTE networks and the transformation of existing 2G and 3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Sam Saba, Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania, Ericsson, said, “This contract clearly demonstrates Ericsson’s technology and services leadership, and further extends our long-standing relationship with Telenor Group.  “Ericsson’s 3G and 4G/LTE network solutions will enable dtac, Telenor Myanmar and Grameenphone… Read More

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Telenor announces promotional voice pack for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, offers 35,000 seconds for Rs 99

Telenor Groups’ Indian unit, Telenor India launched a promotional voice pack that offers 35,000 seconds at a nominal price for their customers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The new Voice STV has been priced at Rs. 99 and will enable Telenor customers in the aforementioned regions to make voice calls at cheap rates with 35000 seconds of free calling. However, it is worth mentioning that out of 35K free seconds,… Read More

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Telenor to get pan-India footprint via acquisition?

Telenor is under discussions with a telecom company to expand its Indian operations nationwide from the current six circles, according to media reports. Telenor currently offers services in six telecom circles, and is planning to launch services in Assam soon. It was earlier in talks to acquire Tata Teleservices in the country. The Norwegian-based telecom group wants to offer 4G on the 1.4 MHz narrow LTE band in six months.… Read More

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Telenor to withdraw special packs, tests narrowband LTE in UP East circle

Norway-based Telenor Group’s India entity will withdraw special bundled data packs to comply with the recent regulation by the Indian telecom regulator on differential pricing and net neutrality rules. Telenor India CEO Sharad Mehrotra told ET in an interaction, “It is good that we have clarity on net neutrality. The guidelines are quite elaborative, the team is looking at them. We follow the laws of the land and will make… Read More

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Telenor India operating loss widens in the fourth quarter

Telenor India’s operating loss widened at NOK 368 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with NOK 285 million a year earlier. The Norway-based telecom company’s India unit’s full year operating loss stood at NOK 990 million, against operating profit of NOK 882 in 2014. Telenor India’s revenue however increased at NOK 1436 million in the quarter, compared with NOK 1187 million a year earlier. “The mass market approach,… Read More

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