Meet our people:
Arnstein S. Solli
Title: Program Director, Delivery & Projects
Education: MSc. Indøk., NTNU
At Infra for: 2 years (in aug 2023)
“Working with 20 different technical departments towards the green shift is an incredible opportunity to be part of a transformative initiative.“
Contributing to a sustainable future
As the Director of the Movie Program, my job is to lead a team of project managers and specialists across 20 technical departments in Telenor to restructure and modernize 83 of our largest telecom sites in Norway.
What we do entails a 90% compression of the footprint used for telecom centrals, that provide key cellular and internet connectability in the major cities and urban areas. Our compression and modernization of legacy technologies enable a significant reduction in electricity consumption. We free up large buildings and real estate, which are then developed into apartments and homes in areas with a high need, generating value for society and a more sustainable use of our city spaces. The asset value we realize, allows Telenor to channel more funds to developing our company to be a sustainable leader.
I think the work that we do is incredibly fulfilling because it gives me the opportunity to be part of a transformative initiative that creates value for Telenor and society, building a better and more sustainable future.
Why pursue a career in telecom?
At an early age I wanted to become a Cand. “Alt”. With time, my interest in sciences, logic, building and creating crystalized this into wanting to become an engineer. I hold an MSc. (Siv.ing.) in Industrial Economics and Technology Management from NTNU in Trondheim. Before I started in telecom, I worked within Management Consulting, Oil&Gas, and Research in 6 different countries.
What eventually drove me to pursue a career within telecom, is the opportunity to be a part of a team that plays a vital role in connecting Norway. With a focus on building and maintaining world-class, sustainable, and critical telecommunications infrastructure, Telenor Infra serves as the very foundation of our modern information society, and is poised to revolutionize how we connect, communicate, and interact in the years to come. The focus on innovation is one of the things that highly motivates me about my job. I really enjoy working for an organization that allows me to drive innovation and improvements and that is committed to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and digital transformation.