OSLO, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Norway's telecomm company Telenor has recently tested new 5G mobile network that will be up to 100 times faster than today's network and is expected to be launched commercially in 2020, newspaper Aftenposten reported Sunday.
Berit Svendsen, head of Telenor Norway, believed that the company "must fight" to stay in the loop.
"Our customers are demanding more and more of the same services across the borders. They never get enough data, both in terms of speed and capacity," she told Aftenposten.
Svendsen tried to find opportunities for greater efficiency and savings across Norway, Sweden and Denmark -- the three countries that are turning more and more into one market for Telenor, Aftenposten wrote.
According to Svendsen, 5G technology will be very important when adopting new, revolutionary technology in the society.
"In the future there will be smart cities with self-driving cars and new welfare technology. The things need to talk together and then we need the new 5G network," she said.
Svendsen has many challenges in the future. Technology is changing the company and Telenor is challenged from various sides, both by small participants and Internet companies like Facebook and Google.
"For there are others that are coming and they are actually even more digitally born than us. U.S. companies like Facebook and Google are younger. They have access to fantastic expertise. They navigate faster," Svendsen said.