Telenor has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s Digital Media Store to deliver a one-stop-shop for content and chosen Bermuda to file a claim over its Vimpelcom share purchase.
The Norway-based operator said it will deliver personalised digital content to all its subscribers via A-L’s cloud-based entertainment platform as it attempts to “remain relevant”.
The DMS, which first launched in Serbia last month and will be rolled out country by country, provides a local storefront for services such as music, applications, games, e-books and video.
"Digital content distribution is becoming more important,” said Kristin Skogen Lund, head of Telenor Digital Services.
“Launching our own store for digital content evolves our service distribution capabilities, and helps us remain relevant to our customers.”
A-L will provide support in deployment and platform hosting, content operations and management, and content sourcing and merchandising.
Elsewhere, Telenor has filed a complaint with a court in Bermuda as it attempts to rebuff the allegation that it violated VimpelCom's bye-laws by failing to make a takeover offer after purchasing shares from Weather Investments.
However, Altimo made the allegation earlier this month.
“The issue of whether Telenor and Weather Investments have an obligation under VimpelCom's by-laws to make a mandatory tender offer is a question of law for determination by a Bermuda court," said Telenor spokesman, Dag Melgaard.
"We filed this claim to ensure that the court has the opportunity to promptly make such a determination."