Press Release

Telenor Myanmar and Oway Ride to provide free Wi-Fi service in Mini Oway in Mandalay

24 June, 2019 - Yangon

  • Oway Ride customers can enjoy free Wi-Fi service and top up their balance while riding Mini Oway
  • Telenor takes an important step in Myanmar’s digitalization journey to establish future smart cities in Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar and Oway Ride, the first ride hailing app in Myanmar today announced partnership to provide the best value-added services to its customers in an innovative way. Through this partnership, the customers will be able to use free Wi-Fi service from Telenor Myanmar while they are riding Mini Oway (Tuk Tuks) in Mandalay. Customer’s internet access journey on the ride starts by confirming the trip with Mini Oway via Oway Ride App while having a convenience to buy Telenor top up from the drivers.

According to the initial step of this partnership, Mini Oway customers in Mandalay will be able to enjoy a series of benefits provided by Telenor Myanmar such as 15-minutes free Wi-Fi internet, top-up and data recharge services when they are commuting with Mini Oway.

“It is a privilege to partner up with Oway Ride to provide such an innovative add up services to the customers. This partnership will be able to benefit not only the customers but also the drivers from Oway as they will be able to earn additional income from top up and data recharge services. We believe that this is also an important step in Myanmar’s digitalization journey to establish future smart cities in Myanmar as this exciting country is currently witnessing an accelerated pace in digitization by mass adoption of smart and connected ICT by consumers, businesses, and governments. Telenor Myanmar will strive to provide better and more affordable services to change the lives of people through cutting edge technologies, and we believe that our own strength and expertise from related fields that we bring in through investments will provide practical solutions for a smart city,” said Daw Yin Yin Htay, Chief Business Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

The strategic partnership between Telenor Myanmar and Oway Ride will drive towards leading innovation; enabling convenient and digital experience for people in Myanmar.

“Oway customers are at the center of all our efforts and it’s our constant endeavor to delight them with innovative solutions that make their journey with Oway more fun and enriching. We learned most of our consumers while on the go continuously using Internet for entertainment, official emails or simple chatting, hence providing free Wi-Fi was an obvious delight. We are enthusiastic about our partnership with Telenor as they have the widest and the best 4G connectivity in Myanmar. Together with Telenor Myanmar,Oway will not only make consumer happier but will also create social impact by providing higher earning opportunities for its Mini Oway drivers as they will also sell top and data services from Telenor to consumers taking mini OwayRide.”said Mr. Alok kumar, CEO of Oway Group.

Mandalay is one of the top 10 cities in Southeast Asia in the process of becoming a smart city and as a committed partner for supporting Myanmar’s Roadmap towards Digital Economy and its initiatives, Telenor Myanmar will continue to drive towards government’s ambition of enabling smart cities.

About Telenor Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar has been providing accessible and affordable mobile communications to people across Myanmar since September 2014. With more than 8,600 sites nationwide, Telenor Myanmar serves more than 19 million customers in all States, Regions, and territories through its 2G, 3G, and 4G network. Telenor Myanmar is part of Telenor Group, one of the world's major mobile operators with more than 176 million subscriptions across Scandinavia and Asia and committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies. For more information about Telenor Group, please visit:

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About Oway

Oway is the leading and largest Ride Hailing company of Myanmar. Oway Ride services are available on Oway Ride (Car Taxi), Oway Ride (Bike taxi), and Mini Oway (3 wheeler) across Mandalay, Yangon, Bagan, Pwin O Lwin and Mawlaymine.

Oway Group also has Oway Travel and Oway Fleet services which is the leading travel company in Myanmar offering a wide range of on-line and offline travel solutions for business travelers and consumers. Oway operates, Myanmar’s first one-stop online travel portal, offering the largest inventory of hotels, flights, cars, buses and tours, with multiple secure payment options for local and international travelers.

To learn more about Oway Ride and download the Owayride app, please visit:

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