Dec 21, 2009 9:46 AM CET
Mobile Norway, the joint venture by Tele2 Norway and Network Norway, has chosen Ericsson as its main vendor for the new 2G/3G mobile network in Norway. Mobile Norway will secure a cost efficiency and modern mobile network.
Mobile Norway shall over the next coming years build a nationwide mobile network, which will cover 75 percent of the population. It will contribute to a better infrastructure competition in Norway, beneficial for all mobile users in Norway.
- "Today is a joyful day for Norwegian mobile users. The network will improve the competition within the market and the customer's choices in both urban and rural areas. We are proud to deliver on our promise to the Norwegian authorities, who has paved the way for increased competition", says Haakon Dyrnes, CEO Tele2 Norway.
- "The choice of a system- and equipment supplier is crucial for a success in line with the expectations we have on the development plan. Ericsson has fully met Mobile Norway's requirements of quality, functionality and roadmap", says Arild Hustad, group CEO, Network Norway.
- "We are proud to have been chosen as the preferred partner for the new 2G/3G network in Norway. Ericsson will ensure Tele2 and Network Norway a complete solution for advanced mobile broadband services. Quality of life and work efficiency will increase for Norwegians all over the country", says Mikael Bäckström, President Ericsson Nordic and Baltics.
Further information can be obtained from:
Haakon Dyrnes, CEO Tele2 Norway, Tel: +47 413 19 010
Pernilla Oldmark, Press Inquiries, Tel: +46 704 26 45 45
Tele2 is one of Europe's leading telecom operators, always providing the best deal. We have 26 million customers in 10 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2008, we had net sales of SEK 38.3 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 8.2 billion.