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Sigma and Telenor Cloud Services launch global partnership for B2B app distribution

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2016 21:01 GMT

Sigma has signed a global distribution agreement with Telenor Cloud Services, part of Telenor Group, one of the world’s leading mobile operators.

Telenor Cloud Services will distribute and promote Sigma's mobile applications for the B2B market as a subscription-based cloud service. Through this enterprises will have access to mobile interfaces in the form of apps for all their processing needs, integrated with their existing transactional systems. The partnership will release the first applications in the Norwegian market, with the intention of expanding to other markets at a later stage.

From previously established business models based on consultancy and fixed-priced delivery, Telenor Cloud Services and Sigma now drives the B2B into a cloud based pay-as-you-go business model, creating flexibility and competitiveness for our customers.

In cooperation with our customers, the parties take the cost of developing apps with generic functionality that will subsequently be offered to other customers. These apps are distributed through a corporate Appstore by Telenor Cloud Services globally, to customers in the B2B segment. “We see a huge potential and gain for our customers in distribution of productivity apps targeting our business market”, says Bjørn Martin Worsøe, CEO of Telenor Cloud Services.

Sigma and Telenor Cloud Services will prove how the new digital economy can take businesses from heavy investments in IT to free up capital and employees working time, which can be used to increase customer’s competitive strength in the market.

“Joining forces with Telenor Cloud Services, gives us the capabilities for a global reach to capture customers’ attention and create value for them helping transform businesses to using mobile as a new and efficient way for next generation digitalization of business process”, says Kjell Bjørn Rønning, CEO of Sigma ITM, Norway.

About Telenor Group:

Telenor Group is an international provider of tele, data and media communication services. The company has mobile operations in 13 markets in the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia, as well as an economic stake of 33 per cent in VimpelCom Ltd., operating in 14 markets. Headquartered in Norway, Telenor Group is one of the world's major mobile operators with #more than 200 million mobile subscriptions, revenues of NOK 128 billion in 2015, and a workforce of more than 36,000.

About Sigma:

Sigma is a leading consulting group with the objective to make our customers more competitive. Our means is technological know-how and a constant passion for finding better solutions.

Our services are provided through the businesses Sigma IT Consulting, Sigma Technology, Sigma Connectivity, Sigma Industry, Sigma Civil, and Sigma Software, while Sigma AB acts as the parent of the group, developing and nursing the Sigma brand and our many framework agreements. Headquartered in Sweden, Sigma is one of the leading IT Companies in the Nordic with 2400 employees, revenues of SEK 2,5 billion 2015.

Sigma is owned by Danir, a private investment company held by the Dan Olofsson family.

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