Telenor Goes Cruising

MCP to install and operate the cellular network onboard all ships in Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines, and P&O Cruises Australia's fleet

January 2, 2008

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OSLO, Norway -- Maritime Communications Partner AS (MCP), fully owned by Telenor ASA, has signed a contract to install and operate the cellular network onboard all ships in Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines and P&O Cruises Australia's fleet. The agreement covers 21 ships at the signing of the contract.

The fleet of cruise ships has a total passenger capacity of approximately 45,000 people, as well as a crew of 20,000. The MCP service will allow everyone onboard to use their own mobile phones when sailing on the high seas.

Breakthrough for MCP

"This contract represents a definite breakthrough for MCP in the American cruise market," says Pål Bjørdal (CEO of MCP). "We have won this contract despite hard competition, and we are proud to have been chosen to supply one of the most distinguished and demanding cruise operators in the market. The agreement with Princess Cruise Lines will be an excellent platform on which to further build our growth strategy," says Bjørdal.

Telenor Group (Nasdaq: TELN)

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