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DnB NOR renews its cooperation agreement with Telenor

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(Thomson Reuters ONE) - (Fornebu 31 August 2009) DnB NOR and Telenor signed a three-yearagreement worth a total of NOK 240 million for the supply oftelephony solutions to DnB NOR's offices in the Nordic region.The agreement covers mobile subscriptions, mobile data services,fixed and IP telephony and SMS services. The aim of the cooperationagreement is to further develop DnB NOR's business areas byexploiting new technology based on a platform that is both scalableand cost-effective. During the period of the agreement Telenor isunder obligation to continually develop DnB NOR's telecommunicationstrategy.The mobile worker and effective customer interactionDnB NOR aims to create the completely mobile worker. Telenor wishesto help with the development of communication solutions for DnB NORthat provide seamless integration across all types of fixedtelephony, mobile telephony and data services.DnB NOR wants a solution that is future-oriented, cost-effective andallows value creation in the Nordic financial market. This will besupported by a broad range of solutions that aid customer dialogueand that will give DnB NOR's customers a perceived proximity to thebank."DnB NOR, by virtue of its size, security requirements andprofessional customer dialogue, is an incredibly exciting customerfor Telenor to work with. We want to be DnB NOR's leading advisoracross all technologies. Both companies have worked together for along time. We will face a lot of exciting challenges and I see thenew agreement as proof of the fact that we can resolve thesechallenges in partnership," says Ragnar Kårhus CEO Telenor Norway.Unified CommunicationDnB NOR will use Unified Communications to increase theorganisation's ability to interact and make its business processesmore efficient. The project is in an early test phase and willcontinue to be developed."We have chosen Telenor because of its ability to supply solutionsthat will improve our costefficiency and interaction internally,within DnB NOR, and when we are in dialogue with our customers," saysCathrine Klouman, Group executive vice president IT at DnB NOR.DnB NOR:DnB NOR is Norway's largest financial services group with totalcombined assets of NOK 2,141 billion. The Group consists of strongbrands such as DnB NOR, Vital, Nordlandsbanken, Cresco, Postbanken,DnB NORD and Carlson.For further information, please contact:Hege Resvoll Skaug, Director of Communications, DnB NOR (+47) 91 7656 25E-mail: hege.resvoll.skaug(at)dnbnor.noElisabeth Evjen, Director of Communications, Telenor: (+47) 41 27 0000E-mail: elisabeth.evjen(at)telenor.comThis announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Date: 08/31/2009 - 10:58
Language: English
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