Telenor Pakistan in Pakistan Directory
Telenor acquired the license for providing GSM services in Pakistan in April 2004, and launched its services commercially in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Karachi on March 15, 2005. The official opening was held in Islamabad with the President of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf as the guest of honor and a Telenor delegation headed by CEO Telenor Jon Fredrik Baksaas. On March 23, 2005 Telenor started its services in Lahore, Faisalabad and Hyderabad. Telenor has become the second largest cellular network in Pakistan by launching over 1100 destinations within two years! Telenor has its Corporate headquarters in Islamabad, with regional offices in Karachi ...view middle of the document...
Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by the Telenor Group, an international provider of high quality voice, data, content and communication services in 14 markets across Europe and Asia. Telenor Group is among the largest mobile operators in the world with over 179 million mobile subscriptions (Q1 2010) and a workforce of approximately 40,000.
Telenor Pakistan is the country's single largest European investor, with investments in excess of US$2 billion. It acquired a GSM license in 2004 and began commercial operations on March 15, 2005.
At the end of May 2010 it had a reported subscriber base of 23.65 million, and a market share of 24% making it the country's second largest mobile operator.
Offering mobile financial services
Telenor Pakistan acquired 51% of Tameer Microfinance Bank in November 2008. In 2009 it launched ‘easypaisa’ to become Pakistan’s first telecom operator to partner with a bank to offer mobile financial services across Pakistan.
Contributing to Pakistan's economy
The company continues to contribute to Pakistan's economy. It has created 2,500 direct and 25,000 plus indirect jobs and has a network of 24 sales & service centers, more than 250 franchises and some 150,000 retailers, thus providing a means to livelihood to thousands.
For 2009 it is estimated that Telenor Pakistan contributed Rs20 billion in various forms of direct and indirect taxes to the economy of Pakistan.
Internet service provider
Telenor Pakistan provides wide EDGE connectivity across the country. It has one of the largest data networks (GPRS) in Pakistan providing Internet services to customers.
Telenor Pakistan has grown to become a leading mobile communications services provider of the country.
Telenor Pakistan's corporate headquarters are in Islamabad, with regional offices in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, and Hyderabad.
Telenor Pakistan's flagship corporate responsibility program, Khuddar Pakistan, aims to create dignified opportunities for persons with disabilities. The purpose is to become the most disabled-friendly organization in Pakistan in terms of employment, service, and community support.
Telenor Pakistan has taken and continues to implement a number of environmentally-friendly initiatives. These include mainstreaming energy efficiency and alternate energy solutions, and implementing occupational health & safety practices that comply with international standards.
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