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Telenor signs new agreement for the operation of Oslo Municipality's data and telephony network
[October 07, 2009]

Telenor signs new agreement for the operation of Oslo Municipality's data and telephony network

(Hugin (English) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) (Fornebu, 7th October 2009) Oslo Municipality, in the shape of its Development and Skills Service, and Telenor have entered into an agreement on the operation of the local authority's corporate data and telephony network. The agreement also covers the supply of communications equipment and services. It is a 3-year agreement worth a total of NOK 90 million. The Development and Skills Service carried out this procurement on behalf of all the organisations in Oslo Municipality.

The agreements cover the operation of data and telephony networks for around 1400 sites within the municipality, and the option of supplying equipment and associated services over a 3-year period from the date of operational delivery. The agreements may be extended by a further three years. This agreement has a minimum annual value of NOK 30 million.

The agreements cover the following deliveries and services from Telenor and from its subsidiary Datametrix: * Operation of the core network and distribution network * Operation of all accesses included in Oslo Municipality's internal network * Operation of the online portal for supervision, orders and deliveries * Operation of the wireless access solution * Operation of the central telephony applications * Supply of network equipment * Supply of telephony equipment * Options: operation of remote working solution, operation of local network and of local telephony solutions "This agreement is important for Telenor's long-term focus on the operation of customer-specific solutions. We are looking forward to providing the secure operation of Oslo Municipality's communications network and helping pave the way for the introduction of future-proofed communications solutions for use by Oslo Municipality and its residents," explained Abraham Foss, Head of Business Markets at Telenor.

"Oslo Municipality's data and telephony network is one of the foundation stones of the municipality's provision of services for its residents. To be able to provide services to our residents, we are completely dependent on collaboration with competent providers who can operate a stable network with a high degree of uptime," said Tor Fjellstad, Head of Department of Oslo Municipality's Development and Skills Service.

Datametrix will provide the majority of the equipment, and will also be responsible for the operation and servicing of the network and telephony solution for Oslo Municipality.

"Telenor and Datametrix complement each other well, which means that we have been able to win a contract here together that neither of us could have won alone. We have now demonstrated that we have the skills and organisation to land really big projects," commented Svein Lerkerød, Managing Director of Datametrix.

Photo: Ole Walter Jacobsen. Abraham Foss, Head of Business Markets at Telenor, has recently signed an agreement with Oslo Municipality.

For further information please contact: Elisabeth Evjen, Director of Communications, Telenor: +47 41 27 00 00 Tor Fjellstad, Head of Department, Development and Skills Service, Oslo Municipality: +47 90 19 73 72 Telenor: Telenor is one of Norway's largest listed companies, with a turnover of NOK 111 billion (including Kyivstar) in 2008. Telenor has more than 40,000 employees. Telenor is the market leader in Norway within telecommunications, data services and media distribution, and has significant international operations, especially within mobile communications. Telenor is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (TEL). For further information about Telenor please visit Datametrix: Datametrix is a leading provider of IP-based solutions that facilitate secure inter-personal communication via data, speech and video. Our skills, experience and development capability provide our collaboration partners and our customers with the best, most secure and future-proofed solutions based on the leading products and technologies of the day. The company's vision is to be the market's clear first choice when it comes to IP-based solutions. Wide-ranging skills and a large product range mean that the company is able to provide its customers with complete solutions. The company has four business areas: Infrastructure, Data Processing Centres, Telephony & Video and Security. Its solutions cover equipment, design, installation, consultancy and maintenance in the fields of LAN, WLAN, WAN, security, data processing centres, unified communications, contact centres, integrated mobile telephony, support systems, telepresence and video solutions. The company also has its own training centre. Datametrix collaborates with some of the world's leading equipment suppliers and is certified as a Cisco Gold Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner. Datametrix is 100% owned by Telenor.

Oslo Municipality: Norway's largest municipality, with over 43,000 staff in around 50 services, wards and municipal enterprises. The Development and Skills Service is responsible for overseeing, following up on and administering the municipality's ICT contracts.

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