Press Releases

20
April 2005

Telenor opens its mobile services in Gujranwala

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2005: Telenor Pakistan is officially opening its GSM mobile network for commercial service in Gujranwala.

Telenor is offering all the cellular services available in the market through three Sales and Service Centers, along with retail outlets across the city. 20 base stations have been installed in the city and the number is likely to increase.

By launching in seven cities, the Telenor network will cover a population of approximately 34 million people including the main cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Hyderabad and now Gujranwala.

Further cities will be added according to the continuous roll out plan. The license conditions demand 70% coverage of the population by year 4.

On April 14, 2004, Telenor received a GSM licenses for the price of US$ 291 million. By the new licenses, Pakistan will have 6 competing mobile operators in a country with the population crossing 150 million and a mobile penetration of 5%. Telenor launched its services in March.

Telenor Pakistan is the newcomer among the 12 Telenor mobile companies worldwide with a total subscriber base of 52.7 m worldwide. The company is 100% owned by Telenor and completes our operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Sales and Service Centers, Gujranwala
1. 8-Dean Plaza, Ghalla Mandi, G.T. Road
2. Main Model Town Market
3. 755-B, Rex Cinema Road, Satellite Town Market [Phone: 3736945 Fax: 3847251]

Please refer to our website: www.telenor.com.pk for more details.