Telenor to exploit Nokia's Ovi platform

Nokia signed a cooperation pact with Norway's Telenor on mobile services to accelerate the adoption of new Internet services on the Ovi services platform provided by Nokia.

A Telecomworldwire report also said the Ovi services will be offered to Telenor customers in Norway, Sweden and Denmark as well as in Hungary.

As part of the collaboration, specific Nokia devices will be customised to provide easy access to both companies' selected services, such as Nokia Maps, N-Gage and Telenor Music Store and Mobile TV, with more services to follow.

The services will be launched during the second half of 2008 across a wide range of devices.

Nokia and Telenor have also agreed on business models and further collaboration on mobile Internet services to reinforce the two companies' leadership positions in the market.