Telenor : Telenor to provide telephony to all Norwegian health authorities

  Telenor : Telenor to provide telephony to all Norwegian health authorities

(Fornebu, Norway - January 8th 2013) Telenor has won the contract to supply
telephony and other communications services to all health authorities in
Norway. The contract has a value of approximately 120 million Norwegian kroner
per year.

The Health Authorities' Procurement Service (HINAS) negotiated the contract on
behalf of the four regional health authorities of the Northern, Central,
Western and South-Eastern Norway. The contract covers all underlying health
authorities and other connected entities, such as several private hospitals
with operational support provided by the regional health authorities.

The contract includes the provision of telephony services, both in terms of
subscriptions and communications for landlines and mobile phones, as well as
communications solutions, such as a mobile business network and unified
communication. This contract is Telenor's largest telephony agreement in

"For the health authorities, the objective of this agreement is to gain
greater cost effectiveness and flexibility when it comes to telephony
services. as well as ensure a stable and reliable voice solution. In addition,
it is important that the health authorities have communications solutions that
help streamline their organisations. Telenor's service model, its expertise in
telephony and its commitment to the health sector were among the key reasons
they were chosen," said Trond Skorstad, Advisor at HINAS.

Important Health InitiativeFor Telenor, the health sector is an important
focus area, not only in terms of telephony, but also in terms of collaboration
solutions and welfare technology. In cooperation with various partners and
through pilot projects, the company has developed communications solutions
that help to modernise and increase the effectiveness of the health sector.

"Cooperation with the health authorities is the cornerstone of our health
focus. We look forward to exciting projects, better collaboration and more
effective work processes in healthcare. At the same time, we want to serve as
an advisor for the healthcare sector, and in that vein we plan to continue
organising professional conferences for the health authorities," said
Telenor's manager of the business market Bjørn Ivar Moen.

The agreement commences on January 15th and will last for two years with an
option for a further two years renewal. Telenor's subcontractors in the
agreement are Kjedehuset, SmartPhones, Linus, NewLearning and 1881.

For further information, please contact:
Telenor Norway's PR Manager, Kristin V. Tønnessen, Tel. 934 80 648,
Adviser at HINAS, Trond Skorstad, Tel. 952 15 199,


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