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Telecom Asia names Telenor Myanmar as Best Emerging Market Operator in Asia

05 May, 2017 - Yangon

  • Selected on basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance

Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) won the ‘Best Emerging Market Operator’ award at the 20th Telecom Asia Awards, presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 3 rd May.

Telenor won the award for the company’s success in gaining a winning market position in Myanmar, one of the region’s most exciting emerging markets.Telecom Asia presented a total of 21 awards to 18 winners.Now in its 20th year, the Telecom Asia Awards are the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards, rewarding innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives.The Telecom Asia Awards selection is made by an independent panel of industry experts who cast votes on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.The nomination process commencedin January 2017, and winners were finalized in March.

“We are pleased to accept this prestigious award, and are honoured by the acknowledgement of our industry peers. Myanmar is a dynamic and rapidly-growing, ‘mobile first’ market, and our sector has seen unprecedented growth in a market that went from unconnected to fully connected and from low digital adoption to the fastest growing digital nation in this region, in a span of a few short years. Telenor is proud to have played a leading role in driving this change, and remain committed to ensuring that our sector continues to mature and grow, and most importantly that people in all parts of the country continue to benefit from the socio-economic benefits that mobile and digital access will bring to them,” said Lars Erik Tellmann, Chief Executive Officer at Telenor Myanmar.


Telenor launched its services in Myanmar in Mandalay on 27th September, 2014. Today, the company operates the Myanmar’s largest and fastest growing mobile data network with more than7,500 sitesand close to90,000 points-of-sale, serving 19 million customers nationwide. Telenor began rolling out 4G services in Myanmar since July 2016, and with 4G network footprints in more than 20 cities the company is today Myanmar’s largest 4G network. The company is also a leader in driving responsible business standards in Myanmar, and is among Myanmar’s leading consumer brands and favourite places to work. 



Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar Ltd

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