Sweden's Tele2 said that its jointly owned network company Mobile Norway has been allocated a 3G license in Norway, a Nordic Business report, said.
The report said phase one of the joint venture build-out of Norway's third GSM network is ongoing, and the 3G license will further enhance the network.
The network will under the license terms cover at least 40% of the population within six years.
Tele2 said that it will launch commercial services on the jointly owned network in the beginning of 2010.
Tele2, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a pan-European operator with more than 30 million customers in 22 countries.