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15
December 2006

Telenor, Nokia to hold Seminar on Safe Mobile Infrastructures

Telenor, Nokia are holding first of its kind international seminar in the local market focusing on modern cellular networks, environmental responsibility, and international regulations and standards.

Islamabad, 15 December 2006: Telenor Pakistan and Nokia are holding an industry-first seminar titled Cellular Infrastructure: A Socially Responsible Approach on December 19, 2006 in Lahore. Local and international speakers will speak on how through careful planning and modern technology environmental and health safety standards can be maintained when setting up cellular infrastructures. Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari will be the chief guest at the seminar.

Industry leaders in social responsibility, Telenor Pakistan and Nokia have invited international experts Dr. Jack Rowley, Director Research & Sustainability GSM Association and Dr. Michael Repacholi, Former Coordinator, Radiation & Environmental Health Unit World Health Organization, Geneva, to speak on international regulatory models and acceptable standards for mobile networks.

Talking about the initiative, Director Communications Telenor Pakistan Syed Hasnat Masood said:  Socially responsible companies in this industry must recognize the need to address people misperceptions of mobile phone towers or mobile phones being health hazards.. The industry and the community must base its decisions on robust and internationally accepted scientific research. The myths must go, since they don help anyone?

Telenor and Nokia are pleased to take the lead in this area and deem it natural for us to encourage dialogue on such aspects of mobile infrastructure. Both the companies are leading growth in the sector and rolling out modern networks in a socially responsible approach, delivering on environmental and healthy safety standards?

The seminar will be attended by government officials, policy makers, telecom industry experts, regulators, judiciary, telecom ministry and experts from the environment and health sector.

Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.

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 105 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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