Briefs: Telenor sets up Asia, East Europe units

Jan 10, 2006

Telenor established Tuesday two separate units specifically to handle its Asian and European wireless business.

Arve Johansen will head the Asia unit, while Jan Edvard Thygesen will lead the Eastern and Central Europe operations, the Norwegian telecommunications group said. Both will be joining the management group upon their appointment.

"Asia and Eastern/Central Europe are becoming increasingly important to Telenor. To achieve success, each operation must develop local competitiveness through partnerships and exchange of competence across companies, countries and regions. The composition of the group management reflects this development, and secures necessary backing for these important efforts," Chief Executive Jon Fredrik Baksaas said in a news release.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Google searches hold key to future market crashes

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

Jun 26, 2014

The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks, the UN said on Thursday.

China's plane demand surges but bumpy ride ahead

Jun 25, 2014

Already Asia's biggest aircraft buyer, China is developing its own passenger planes and building scores of airports but its aviation expansion faces turbulence from slowing growth and inadequate infrastructure.

Pesticides threaten birds and bees alike, study says

Jun 24, 2014

Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their use.

Recommended for you

Google searches hold key to future market crashes

7 hours ago

A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market falls.

Lenovo's smart glasses prototype has battery at neck

9 hours ago

China's PC giant Lenovo last week offered a peek at its Google Glass-competing smart glass prototype, further details of which are to be announced in October. Lenovo's glasses prototype is not an extreme ...

Amazon launches 3D printing store

12 hours ago

Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects.

User comments : 0