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August 29, 2011
FK Nord, a procurement alliance for the county authorities of Møre og Romsdal, Sør and Nord Trøndelag, Nordland and Finnmark, and 70 municipalities, announced that it selected wireless major Telenor (News - Alert) as their supplier of voice services for mobile, fixed line and IP telephony for the next two years.
The present contract worth approximately NOK 75 million (USD 13.8 million) annually will have the option to renew for an additional two years.
Telenor will cover all upper secondary schools and dental care clinics in the five participating county authorities, along with the office of the county governor in Nord Trøndelag. The contract covers call time as well as the purchase of corporate mobile solutions and security solutions, and free internal calls within the five county authorities.
“In choosing our provider of voice services we have prioritized implementation, follow-up, quality and functionality as important parameters in addition to price,” said Roar Pedersen, procurement manager at Nord Trøndelag County Authority, who is responsible for telephony agreements in FK Nord, in a statement. “The contract with Telenor also offers us access to round the clock customer service, our own customer team and local service through the Telenor dealer system.”
Telenor will run an optimization project to look after this aspect for the procurement alliance. The contract will meet national needs for ethical trade and social dumping. Meeting environmental requirements is also part of the deliverables. The contract has an option for implementing Unified Communications (News - Alert).
“The agreement with FK Nord is comprehensive and long-term, and is of great significance to our presence in the northern and north-western parts of Norway,” said Abraham Foss, head of Telenor Business Norway, in a statement. “At the same time, we see major potential for development which is very exciting.”
Recently, Telenor announced its agreement with electrical utility Agder Energi to acquire the fiber companies LOS Bynett and Bynett Privat for NOK 300 million (USD 55 million). LOS Bynett builds fiber-optic networks for the corporate market and the public sector, while Bynett Privat supplies private households.
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Edited by Rich Steeves