Norway selects Ericsson for building 5G network

On Friday, Telenor stated, it has selected Ericsson for creating its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway. The development comes in the wake of intelligence reports from across the globe that China’s Huawei could potentially pose an espionage threat. Recently Norwegian security services had also warned against espionage threats arising from Huawei. “Ericsson will modernize…

Norway’s Competition Authority fines Telenor of $96.3 million for abusing its dominant market position

Telenor has said it is contemplating an appeal in the case. Incidentally, in 2016, Norway’s Competition Authority had considered imposing a fine of 906 million Norwegian crowns, but later dropped parts of the case. On Thursday, Norway’s Competition Authority stated it had imposed a fine of $96.3 million (788 million crowns) on Telenor, the country’s…

Uber strikes conciliatory tone under Dara Khosrowshahi

The new tactical approach has already starting paying dividends: the Norwegian government has recommended to repeal certain provisions related to taxis while the EFTA surveillance authority has ruled in Uber’s favor saying the Norway’s restrictions on taxi licenses were illegal. On Monday, Uber stated it would suspend UberPOP, its unlicensed service in Oslo and wait…