Telenor customer base swings past 150m

Telenor has seen its subscriber base grow to beyond 150 million customers, 60 million of them in Asia, a Reuters report said.

Telenor has operations in the Nordic region, Eastern Europe and Asia.

'We have become one of the largest operators in mobile services in the world,' CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas was quoted by the Reuters report as saying.

'At year-end we had the position of number 7, and "&brkbar; we these days we are crossing 150 million ,' Baksaas said.

'We have now crossed over 60 million customers in our four operations in Asia,' he said, adding that important growth was coming particularly in Pakistan and Bangladesh.