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June 6, 2010

Telenor signs five-year agreement with EDB

To purchase IT operating services with an estimated value of NOK2.1bn for the period May 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015

By CBR Staff Writer

Telenor, a provider of telecommunications services, has signed a five year agreement with EDB to purchase IT operating services with an estimated value of NOK2.1bn for the period May 1, 2010 to December 31, 2015.

John-Arne Haugerud, acting CEO of EDB, said: “The agreement with Telenor secures transparency for EDB going forward, and strengthens our competitiveness as one of the leading Nordic suppliers of IT operating services.”

The services supplied through this contract relate to Telenor’s activities in Norway. The contract provides for EDB to work with Telenor to consolidate and virtualise a new technology platform that will deliver a flexible cost structure and efficient offerings for users.

Ragnar Karhus, CEO of Telenor Norge AS, said: “This contract represents a continuation and reinforcement of Telenor’s strategic collaboration with EDB for IT operations. The agreement includes modernising Telenor’s data centre platform and data network, as well as its desktop solutions, over the course of the next 3-5 years. This will result in lower costs, higher quality and greater flexibility.”

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