Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has visited Telenor, the largest single investor in Serbia, a company that has been successfully operating in the domestic market for a decade.
A working meeting was attended by Prime Minister Vučić, Ingeborg Øfsthus, the CEO of Telenor Serbia, H.E.Arne Sannes Bjørnstad, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade, Rasim Ljajić the Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and Ana Brnabić, Minister of State Administration and Local Self-Government.
The topics discussed at the meeting included joint initiatives and issues in the field of telecommunications concerning market regulation and development, as well as further digitalization of society.
“The Government of the Republic of Serbia has made significant efforts to improve business conditions and investment climate in Serbia. It is necessary that we continue our work towards the creation of equal conditions for all market players and that we jointly find the solutions that will stimulate further investments. We want to digitalize the Serbian society, because the new solutions will provide better quality life of citizens and will have numerous benefits for the private sector and the state, “said Ingeborg Øfsthus, the CEO of Telenor.
Another topic discussed was how the company, as a leader in the telecommunications market, can support improving the efficiency of state administration. “Telenor is the largest foreign investor in Serbia. Over the last ten years, the company has grown in line with the Norwegian values based on which it has been developing since 1855. Today, Telenor is one of the best promoters of Serbia as a place for business development”, said H.E. Arne Sannes Bjørnstad, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Belgrade.
Over the last ten years, Telenor has invested more than 445 million euros in the development of infrastructure and services. Over the past two years, the company has covered the entire Serbia with fast mobile Internet and its users were the first to feel all the benefits of 4G network. The coverage map has been expanding rapidly and by the end of the year, 50 per cent of Serbia’s population will be covered by 4G signal.