Contribution to the society
We aim to extend the benefits of telecommunications to as many people as possible.
ICT for economic growth
The World Economic Forum has issued two reports on the positive macroeconomic impact of information technologies and telecommunications. Telenor is one of the WEF industry partners.
"In all our markets, we want to help people get the full benefit of communication services in their daily lives. We become an integral part of the societies we join and it is fundamentally important to us that we strive to operate responsibly in all aspects of our operations. Through this, I believe we can create shared benefit for society and for Telenor." - Jon Fredrik Baksaas – President and CEO, Telenor Group.
The impact of the Internet
Increased adoption of Internet can accelerate business productivity, thereby generating income, jobs and government revenues in emerging economies. This is demonstrated in a study from October 2009 conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Telenor Group. The study analyses the social and economic impact of Internet in emerging economies. The analysis was conducted in Bangladesh, Thailand, and Serbia, covering three different stages of market maturity in the Telenor Group markets.
The impact of mobile communications
Mobile communications allows people to stay in touch, access services and information instantly and get help in emergencies. In this way, it contributes to social inclusion. In addition, mobile communication has a wider impact on society. In 2007 Telenor commissioned Deloitte to carry out a study of our markets in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Serbia and Ukraine. This study revealed a close correlation between mobile penetration and GDP growth as well as a range of positive impacts in other areas, such as health and education and improving conditions in rural areas.