And in more Nokia news, the handset maker has secured another operator agreement to support its mobile services platform, Ovi. Telenor has agreed to offer Ovi along with its own branded mobile services in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Hungary.
As part of the agreement, certain Nokia devices will be customized to provide access to both companies’ selected services, such as Nokia Maps, N-Gage and Telenor’s Music Store and Mobile TV. The services will be launched during the second half of 2008; both parties expect more services in the future.
“Our ambition is to be a leading operator providing new and user-friendly services accessible on mobile devices. The agreement with Nokia is the beginning of an exciting collaboration where we will extensively deploy the capabilities of our high-speed third generation mobile network,” said Morten Karlsen Soerby, executive vice president and head of Telenor Nordic, in a statement.