2013-01-08 07:32:36 -
(Fornebu, Norway - January 8th 2013) Telenor has won the contract to supply
telephony and other communications services to all health authorities in Norway.
The contract has a value of approximately 120 million Norwegian kroner per year.
The Health Authorities' Procurement Service (HINAS) negotiated the contract on
behalf of the four regional health authorities of the Northern, Central, Western
and South-Eastern Norway. The contract covers all underlying health authorities
and other connected entities, such as several private hospitals with operational
support provided by the regional health authorities.
The contract includes the provision of telephony services, both in terms of
subscriptions and communications for landlines and mobile phones, as well as
communications solutions, such as a mobile business network and unified
communication. This contract is Telenor's largest telephony agreement in Norway.
health authorities, the objective of this agreement is to gain greater
cost effectiveness and flexibility when it comes to telephony services. as well
as ensure a stable and reliable voice solution. In addition, it is important
that the health authorities have communications solutions that help streamline
their organisations. Telenor's service model, its expertise in telephony and its
commitment to the health sector were among the key reasons they were chosen,"
said Trond Skorstad, Advisor at HINAS.
Important Health Initiative
For Telenor, the health sector is an important focus area, not only in terms of
telephony, but also in terms of collaboration solutions and welfare technology.
In cooperation with various partners and through pilot projects, the company has
developed communications solutions that help to modernise and increase the
effectiveness of the health sector.
"Cooperation with the health authorities is the cornerstone of our health focus.
We look forward to exciting projects, better collaboration and more effective
work processes in healthcare. At the same time, we want to serve as an advisor
for the healthcare sector, and in that vein we plan to continue organising
professional conferences for the health authorities," said Telenor's manager of
the business market Bjørn Ivar Moen.
The agreement commences on January 15th and will last for two years with an
option for a further two years renewal. Telenor's subcontractors in the
agreement are Kjedehuset, SmartPhones, Linus, NewLearning and 1881.
For further information, please contact:
Telenor Norway's PR Manager, Kristin V. Tønnessen, Tel. 934 80 648,
Adviser at HINAS, Trond Skorstad, Tel. 952 15 199, firstname.lastname@example.org
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