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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Sept. 9, 2016


NVE: ‘We did not abandon Longyearbyen’ before Dec. 19 avalanche
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), which was given the responsibility for avalanche prevention in Longyearbyen in 2013, is denying it failed to take sufficient action to minimize the impact of a massive avalanche last Dec. 19.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of May 10, 2016


Telenor hoping to provide 4G mobile for all of Svalbard
Providing 4G mobile broadband throughout Svalbard and surrounding sea areas is being proposed by Telenor Svalbard, whose officials suggest the upgrade is more about public safety than company profits.

Randon weirdness for the week of March 22, 2016


It’s getting to be that time of year when lots of people are doing publicity stunts for various charitable/political/commercial causes, especially beginning in April when seemingly every expedition to the North Pole has some sort of “mission.” Among those managing to earn actual news coverage during the past week was Joachim Haraldsen (a.k.a. Noobwork on YouTube),  who participated in a “Counter-Strike Go” tournament on an allegedly -20C day in Longyearbyen (an exaggerated claim but, hey, it’s a nice round number) as part of a publicity stunt for the local telecom company’s 4G network (you didn’t actually think we were going to give the company free advertising by naming them, did you?).

Old TVs get the digit: Analogue transmissions end in Svalbard, but those cut off still have to pay fees


There’s almost certainly plenty of people who would pay to not watch reindeer migrating for seven straight days on TV, but some local residents are grumbling about having the decision forced on them.

The transmission of analogue cable TV signals to Svalbard ended earlier this month, angering residents with older televisions now showing nothing but static.