The Telenor Group entered the Asian region in 1996 through the successful investment in Grameenphone in Bangladesh. Since then, the Asian markets have been the concentration of the development of the Telenor Group, providing a world of opportunities for growth in the most populated and fastest growing markets in the world.
Telenor entered the Indian market under Uninor brand name on 3rd December, 2009. It started with rolling out in 7 telecom circles & now it has presence in 13 circles across India.
Mr. Sigve Brekke further added that, “As a mobile operator with a strong industrial background, Telenor Group has a long term commitment to developing our operations. Since entering into the Asia we have made significant financial investments and deployed management competence and industrial know-how. The demand for basic services will continue to be high, as penetration in some of our markets is still low, but the next big growth area in Asia will be mobile data and access to internet services. To secure a speedy adaptation of internet services it is important that local governments establishes regulatory framework that are investment friendly, secures a level playing field and stimulates continued development”.