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legal form Aksjeselskap (AS)
ISIN NO0010063308
founding 1855
Seat Fornebu , NorwayNorwayNorway 
sales NOK 106.5 billion (2014)
Branch telecommunications

Telenor is a Norwegian telephone company. Telenor is listed in the OBX Index on the Oslo Stock Exchange .

The company was founded in 1855 as Telegrafverket , changed the name to "Televerket" in 1969 and to Telenor in 1994 when it was restructured into a state-owned Aksjeselskap (AS) . Telenor had a monopoly on communications services for private customers in Norway until 1998. Telenor has been listed on the stock exchange since December 2000. The company has been based in Fornebu since 2002 .

Telenor currently employs 33,000 people worldwide, only around 4,500 of them in Norway. The market value in December 2013 was around 219 billion crowns (~ 26 billion euros).


The first mobile telephony services were offered in Norway in 1966. The NMT system was introduced in 1981 and the digital GSM system in 1993 . UMTS has also been offered for commercial use since 2004 .

Telenor is now represented in numerous other countries.

GSM services are offered on ships under the name Maritime Communications Partner .

On October 31, 2005 Telenor took over Vodafone Sverige AB , the Swedish branch of the Vodafone group. On April 20, 2006 the network was renamed Telenor.

With 150 million customers, Telenor is one of the largest wireless service providers worldwide.

Historical logo

International participations

Telenor holdings:
  • <50% share
  • > 50% share
  • 100% share
  • Telenor has numerous international holdings in Europe and Asia.

    Overview of Telenor's international cellular activities:


    The minority stake in the Austrian mobile operator one was sold to Orange and the British investor Mid Europa on June 20, 2007 .


    Telenor is one of the first companies to start IP telephony , which the subsidiary Telenor Nextel offered as early as 1998 with its own number series. This service was called Interfon and was run by the Norwegian pioneer Ivar Plahte.

    In 1999 Telenor reported a lack of interest in IP telephony. In addition, since the prices for fixed-line telephony had fallen rapidly, the interphone service was temporarily stopped in 2002, but not completely abandoned. Telio has been a major competitor in this area since 2005 and has already captured considerable shares of the market.


    In Norway, Telenor received an LTE license for the 2.6 GHz band in 2007. Telenor's LTE network will also go into operation in other countries such as Sweden (2010) and Pakistan (2013). In Denmark, the LTE licenses were acquired in 2012.


    The Opera web browser emerged from a Telenor project .

    Individual evidence

    2. At Fornebu

    Web links

    Commons : Telenor  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files