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Published on March 31st, 2011 | by Arsalan Mir

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Telenor and Nokia Partner to Promote Local Mobile Apps






Back in Decemeber mobile operators had signed in MOUs to promote localized applications, content and services. The first move that comes on this comes Telenor. Telenor Pakistan has joined hands with Nokia whereby applications published by Telenor Pakistan will be hosted on Nokia’s Ovi Store. This was announced at a signing ceremony held in Karachi.The first of the applications include games and comedy content. WeRPlay & Anahata Solutions are the apps development partners.

We are really excited to be promoting Telenor Pakistan’s apps via our Ovi Store. These apps will be available to both local and international Nokia users. While this partnership will allow Ovi Store to host a greater variety of local apps, Telenor Pakistan will benefit from the vast scale and reach offered by the Ovi Store.

Nauman Durrani, Operator Relation Manager,
Nokia Near East

As of now two applications are online on Ovi store from Telenor Pakistan; Urdu Jokes and Relief Copter.

http://store.ovi.com/content/107071?clickSource=publisher+channel

We appreciate Nokia’s Ovi Store for supporting apps published by Telenor Pakistan. This is the first time ever any mobile operator in Pakistan has ventured into handset-targeted apps. We specially invite freelancers & IT students to write apps for global mobile users. Telenor Pakistan will provide them with development, publishing and promotional support. To promote use of Ovi services in Pakistan, we will also be introducing an innovative data plan for Telenor mobile internet users which will enable them to access Ovi at attractive tariffs.

Usman Javaid, Director Marketing,

Telenor Pakistan

This Nokia-Telenor collaboration is not only an encouraging step for the development of local apps but it will also help promote the data usage in the country.

On a side-note, if you happen to use any of the above app, do share your experience with us in comments below.

Logo picture courtesy: intomobile.

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About the Author

is a Telecom enthusiast with engineering background based in Lahore. On professional front, he is the Director Operations at the Target Group. He can be reached at arsalan (at) telecompk (dot) net



6 Responses to Telenor and Nokia Partner to Promote Local Mobile Apps

  1. Husnain Abbasi says:

    very good

  2. Muhammad Furqan Bhatti says:

    Oooo thats a great step to promote telecommunication in Pakistan…

  3. Quli says:

    What a joke! Telenor is no Zygna and Nokia is no apple. This isnt going anywhere other than some photo ops for 2nd level managers.
    Reminds me of the partnership of General Tyres and Suzuki :)

  4. Arsalan Mir says:

    True! let’s see is meaningful and useful apps come up.

  5. Sulehri says:

    Nice to see two giants joining their hands to promote local apps.

    But I dont see any meaningful app being launched ….

  6. Pingback: Telenor and Nokia Partner to Promote Local Mobile Apps | Tea Break

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