Telenor Montenegro

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Telenor Montenegro
Native name
Теленор Црна Гора / Telenor Crna Gora
Ltd.
Industry Telecommunication
FoundedMarch 1996
Headquarters Podgorica, Montenegro
Key people
Branko Mitrović (CEO)
Products LTE, UMTS, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Parent Telenor   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Website www.telenor.me

Telenor Montenegro (Montenegrin: Telenor Crna Gora; full legal name: Telenor Crna Gora d.o.o. Podgorica ) is a mobile phone operator in Montenegro.

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History

In November 1995, PTT of Montenegro and European Telecom Luxembourg signed a contract on establishing a limited liability company in the aim of obtaining a mobile telephony license in Montenegro. Then in January 1996, consortium ETL and PTT of Montenegro obtained a 20-year concession for establishing a GSM 900 mobile network in Montenegro. Then ProMonte was founded two months later, in March 1996. ProMonte went live on July 10, 1996. The first mobile telephony call made in Montenegro was on July 10, 1996. In December 2001, ProMonte obtained a 15-year license, letting it use GSM 900 and DCS 1800. At the same time, PTT of Montenegro sold ETL its 9% of ProMonte shares. On August 11, 2004, Telenor has completed the acquisition of an additional 55.9% of the shares in ProMonte, and became the 100% owner of ProMonte. ProMonte was rebranded as Telenor on May 18, 2010.

As of August 11, 2004, Telenor Montenegro is fully owned by Telenor Mobile Communications AS.

In January 2018, the company's management confirmed media reports that there is interest in sale of Telenor's business in Southeast Europe, including Telenor Montenegro. [1] In March 2018, Telenor sold its business in Southeast Europe (Bulgaria, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia) to the investment fund PPF, for a sum of 2.8 billion euros. [2]

Organization

Telenor Montenegro currently has 175 base stations which cover all main roads, the majority of tunnels and all the beaches and winter tourist centers in Montenegro. Telenor Montenegro's signal covers 98% of the places where Montenegro's inhabitants reside - much less than 50% of the territory of Montenegro. Telenor Montenegro sales network contains around 2100 points all over Montenegro. The IMSI Network Code of Telenor Montenegro is 220-02 and there are two MSISDN Network Codes: 38269 and 38263, followed by 6-digit personal number.

Telenor Montenegro's signal covers a small area of Serbia, which uses GSM and GPRS technology, under the Network Code: 220-07.

Technologies

Market Share in Montenegro

As of August 2019, Telenor Montenegro held 34.44% of the Montenegrin market for mobile telephony, or 442,108 subscribers. [3]

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References

  1. "Telenor prodaje posao u Srbiji". b92.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  2. Dagenborg, Joachim; Knudsen, Camilla (21 March 2018). "Norway's Telenor exits central Europe with $3.4 billion asset sale to Czech investor PPF". reuters.com. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. Montenegro Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) August 2019 report on Montenegrin mobile operators