Telenor and Nokia today announced cooperation on mobile services to accelerate the adoption of new Internet services on the Ovi services platform provided by Nokia. The agreement will enable Telenor customers to experience one of the best Internet services on their devices in the simplest way. The Telenor and Ovi services will be offered to Telenor customers in Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well as in Hungary.
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As part of the collaboration, specific Nokia devices will be customized to provide easy access to both companies’ selected services, such as Nokia Maps, N-Gage and Telenor Music Store and Mobile TV, with more exciting services to follow. The services will be launched during the second half of 2008 across a wide range of devices. Nokia and Telenor have also agreed on business models and further collaboration on mobile Internet services to reinforce the two companies’ leadership positions in the market.
“Our ambition is to be a leading operator providing new and user-friendly services accessible on mobile devices. The agreement with Nokia is the beginning of an exciting collaboration where we will extensively deploy the capabilities of our high-speed third generation mobile network,” said Morten Karlsen Soerby, Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Nordic.
“We are pleased to announce this cooperation with Telenor and strongly believe that it will lead the way in the Scandinavian market in integrating devices and services together. Openness is at the core of the Ovi environment and we are constantly looking for new ways to offer consumers a great variety of experiences that they can choose from according to their own preferences,” said Timo Ihamuotila, Executive Vice President of Sales, Nokia.