Telenor - Our stories

​”Learning has become a part of our new professional hygiene, and a core of our business. It is our ticket to the future. We have gathered some of our new stories in this series. We hope you enjoy and learn.”
— Sigve Brekke (CEO Telenor)


Johannes Bjelland

Big Data and 'Social Physics'

How can Big Data give us the tools we need to study human behavior at scale? And what comes out from the intersection between social science and technology? In this episode of #LØRN Silvija speaks with Senior Data Scientist in Telenor Research, Johannes Bjelland, about how Telenor uses the data they collect as a network company, while staying within the frames of ethics and GDPR.

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Jarle Moss Hildrum

AI and transformation of the workplace

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Patrick Waldemar

5G Digitizes Society

How will the 5G network affect our community? And how will this network contribute to the digitization of our society? In this episode of # LØRN, Silvija talks with Technology Research Manager at Telenor Group, Patrick Waldemar, about the new opportunities created by 5G networks.

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Terje Jensen

Architecture driving future business

How do you convert the technical trends and business opportunities into tangible action plans? And in what ways are Norway's world a leading nation when it comes to network technology? In this episode of LØRN Silvija talks to Terje Jensen, Head of Network Architecture in Telenor Group, about global leadership and how architecture is driving future business.

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Swati Sharma

New Digital Products

The next decade is expected to be the decade of voice assistants, so how will “Tia” make its mark in this space? And what interesting new digital products is Telenor developing to help Norwegian families? In this episode of #LØRN, Silvija talks to Head of Digital Product Development in Telenor Norway’s Services, Innovation and Projects unit, Swati Sharma, about how they explore new areas to develop digital products by looking at both the technology side and the user side. “We focus on the consumer, which informs how we think about technology. We have a few different products … and we are developing a new product that provides voice assistance, called Tia, which is a bit special,” she explains in this episode.

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Rune Harald Rækken

New standardizations for 5G

What is Norway´s unique experience in network technology from a global perspective? And why do we need new standards when connecting new devices onto the new high speed network 5G? In this episode of #LØRN Silvija speaks with Senior Radio Access Network Expert in Telenor Group, Rune Harald Rækken, about how creating a set of new global standardizations for 5G will make sure that the new smart devices will be able to speak and work smarter together.

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Camilla Amundsen

Modernization of Norway

Why is it important to upgrade the copper network that has been working in Norway for the past 100 years? And how will a better-quality infrastructure impact and improve our society? In this episode of #LØRN, Silvija talks with CMO for Fixed & TV at Telenor Norway, Camilla Amundsen, about how they are modernising Norway by using network technology to make life easier at home and at work. “Telenor’s mobile network now covers more than 87 per cent of the total area of Norway and 99.7 per cent of the country’s inhabited regions. Our mobile network is a much better technology than the existing copper lines. In addition, we are rolling out more fibre now than ever before,” explains Camilla.

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Astrid Undheim

AI in Telenor

Hva er fordelene ved å jobbe med kunstig intelligens fra Norge? Og hvorfor er det viktig å skille mellom kunstig intelligens som en teknologi, og bruken av den? I denne episoden av LØRN snakker Silvija med VP Analytics & AI i Telenor ASA, Astrid Undheim, om hvordan Telenor jobber med kunstig intelligens.

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Liv Elise Saune Tøftum

Democratization of data

How do our patterns of behaviour define us, and what can we learn about people from their patterns? In this episode of #LØRN, Silvija speaks to Head of Analytics and Customer Lifecycle Management at Telenor Norway, Liv Elise Saue Tøftum, about the value created from insight, data democratisation and automation.

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Ola Jo Tandre

Sustainability in Telenor

When young women choose education today, why are so few confident in choosing science? And how does Telenor work with sustainability? In this episode of #LØRN, Silvija talks to Head of Social Responsibility in Telenor Group, Ola Jo Tandre, about sustainability, diversity and tech.

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Sigve Brekke

«The Perfect Storm»

How has its Scandinavian corporate culture given Telenor a competitive advantage when doing business in Asia? What is «the perfect storm» of technologies, and why does it matter to all of us? In this episode of LØRN Silvija talks to Telenor Group CEO Sigve Brekke, about how Telenor is working to connect their customers to who and what matters most.

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Ruza Sabanovic

Modernizing Telenor and society–technology as engine

How do you globalize technology that will fit both Norway and Myanmar? And how do Telenor balance the new corporate landscape which is constantly changing? In this episode of #LØRN Silvija talks to Group CTO at Telenor Group, Ruza Sabanovic, about how technology is changing the way we work and why culture begins with the customers.

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Ingeborg Øfsthus

Going to the next “G”

What will Norway’s network infrastructure look like five years from now? And is the time ripe to modernise our network infrastructure? In this episode of LØRN, Silvija talks to Ingeborg Øfsthus, CTO at Telenor Norway, about how our lives and workplaces will be transformed in the digital age. 

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