Telenor To Partner With Ericsson

As stated by the Norway Post, Telenor, Norway's largest telecommunications company is developing a process for a Universal Mobile Telecommunications System in Norway with a signed contract with Ericsson to supply a complete UMTS network with base stations and central units. The network is scheduled to commence by November 2001, hence providing around 170,000 Norwegians coverage in their local areas. Within 5 years all densely populated areas will have full coverage.