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August 2006

Telenor Pakistan to Announce 600 Plus Destinations

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2006: Telenor Pakistan - the fastest growing network in the country will now be reaching 613 destinations, within less than 18 months of the company launch. The list of newly added destinations include: Badomali, Karor, Kundian, Makhdoom Pur Nayar, Khan Garh, Qabal, Chak Dhara, Gambat, Padidan, Bhalwal-Miana Gondal-Khatiala Sheikhan-Miani Road, Gujranwala-Alipur Road, Lahore Satoki, Muzaffargarh-Alipur Road, Pansera-Dijcot Road, Badin-Talhar, Gidani, and Sukker-Panu Aqil Road. These locations will be launched on August 31, 2006.

Stressing Telenor Pakistan fast pace of achievements for the benefit of the customers, Telenor Pakistan CEO Tore Johnsen said, Telenor Pakistan today is the fastest growing network in the country and we are committed to developing the telecom sector, raising market standards, and offering value-added services. Our aim is to be the best at offering more value for money to each unique type of customer by innovating for the customer, with the customer. We plan to achieve, in a short period of time, what other companies have taken years to deliver.

Currently, Telenor Pakistan is providing the widest international prepaid roaming, the largest GPRS coverage in the industry and EDGE technology - an advanced high-speed mobile internet and data service - on its network. EDGE allows Telenor Pakistan customers to connect to the internet with 4 times faster speed than GPRS. The service is available at hundreds of locations across Karachi, Faisalabad, Abbottabad, and Peshawar, Tore added.

Telenor will offer all its commercial cellular services through a network of Sales and Service Centers, Franchises and several thousand retail outlets on central locations. Telenor Pakistan highly competitive products include Telenor postpaid, djuice, TalkShawk, and Azadi. TalkShawk carries best rates of 75 paisas for Telenor to Telenor calls and Rs. 1.25 for calls from Telenor to other networks and PTCL. The company also has several ongoing promotions on its products including 40% extra balance on Azadi.

The Telenor group is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. Telenor ranks as one of the biggest GSM service providers in the world with over 96 million subscribers. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to its operations in Asia together with Thailand, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

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