(Fornebu, 5 March 2020) Telenor Norway is implementing organizational changes as part of its efforts to improve efficiency and modernize the company. Approximately 170 employees will become redundant as result of these changes. A large portion of these is located at Telenor Norway’s head office at Fornebu.
Telenor Norway has worked systematically over several years to increase operational efficiency, and ambitious goals have been set to offer quality, new technology and secure access to the services that matter most to customers.
¨We are in the midst of the biggest technological shift in recent times and are moving customers from old to future-oriented solutions. By 2023, we have replaced the traditional copper network with fiber and mobile networks, providing higher speed and improved operational reliability for our customers,” says Petter-Børre Furberg, CEO of Telenor Norway.
Increased digitalization of society means higher demands for quality of services and network robustness.
“To meet customer expectations, we already now need to change the way we work. Therefore, we are implementing organizational changes involving all divisions in Telenor Norway,” says Furberg.
Primarily, the organizational changes are aimed at making Telenor’s processes more customer-oriented, simplifying the way the company operates, strengthening collaboration across units, as well as reducing costs.
Today, our colleagues have been informed that we are downsizing our organization. In the time to come, our priority is to look after everyone in the best possible way and ensure a good follow-up of our employees,” says Petter-Børre Furberg
Employees who are not placed into a new organization will be offered severance agreements and job assistance.
Telenor Norge AS is Norway's largest provider of telecommunications and digital services. Our infrastructure is the foundation for digitising Norway, with its world-class coverage and high speeds. Our services and products contribute to increased productivity and provide access to everything that the digital world has to offer. Our services and products help to improve productivity and provide access to all digital content. Our security and preparedness organisation works around the clock to keep our customers safe, and we are particularly aware of our social responsibility to provide security and safety for children and young people online.
We employ 3400 people in 23 offices across Norway and we are a part of the Telenor Group, which has operations in 12 countries. Our main office is located on Fornebu in Baerum.