Telenor enables third parties to interface with mobile net

Telenor's new Mobilt Bedriftsnett in Norway allows companies to connect their employees via the Mobilt Bedriftsnett common service platform for mobile and fixed telephony.

It is the first time Telenor has allowed third parties to integrate directly with its mobile network and represents its biggest drive into the business sector.

Businesses using the product will have a virtual private exchange that can include main numbers, a switchboard, welcome messages and menus, group functions, internal telephone catalogues and presence indication, according to the operator, all of which can be set up and controlled via the web.

Bjørn Martin Worsøe of Telenor comments, "We aim to have more than half of all mobile customers in the Norwegian market using this solution. The potential in the market is enormous as annual turnover for voice in the business telephony market is approximately NOK 6.9 billion (€0.77 billion) according to Gartner.”