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Telenor Myanmar honoured with ‘Social Innovation Leadership’ award

07 August, 2017 - Yangon

  • Recognition of corporate organisations that have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them
  • Won 6 global awards in 2017

Telenor Myanmar is pleased to announce that the company has been honoured with ‘Social Innovation Leadership’ award at the CMO Asia’s Asia Social Innovation Excellence Awards,presented in Singapore, on 2nd August. With this latest award, Telenor has now won 6 global awards in 2017 conferred by prestigious international organizations.

“We are delighted to accept this social innovation leadership award which is a recognition of our efforts in maximizing the impact of communication services by creating shared value for the society in Myanmar. Our corporate social responsibility (CR) initiatives in Myanmar are typically long term and showcase the use of connectivity for social good.Through developing interactive online digital literacy training materials, funding digital classrooms and innovative mobile apps, social innovation is at the heart of our CR activities.We remain committed to ensuring that people in all parts of the country continue to benefit from the socio-economic benefits that innovative mobile and digital access will bring to them,” said Min Thu, head of Business Sustainability at Telenor Myanmar.

The Asia Social Innovation Excellence Awards, hosted by CMO Asia, are the Asia's recognition of corporate organisations that have a significant and positive impact on the lives of people around them.

Telenor’s corporate social responsibility initiatives in Myanmar

Telenor’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives include Telenor’s Light Houses for promoting digital literacy; Myanmar Mobile Education Project providing non-formal education to underprivileged children, humanitarian relief support for disaster-affected communities including response to the flooding in Myanmar, and mHealth for maternal and child health information app. Telenor also holds Special Numbers Auctions that act as a platform to generate donations for various social organizations, including orphanages. Additionally the companyis in the process of establishing ‘Tech Classroom’ as part of its new digital education project to enable education of underprivileged children especially in remote areas across Myanmar.

 

Global recognition in 2017

Telenor won ‘Emerging Market Service Provider of the Year’ and ‘Myanmar Mobile Service Provider of the Year’ awards at the 14th Frost & Sullivan's annual ICT Awards in July.GSMA conferred ‘Green Mobile Award’ to Telenor Myanmar and Ericsson in March for their joint pure solar power project. In May, Telecom Asia named Telenor Myanmar as the ‘Best Emerging Market Operator’ in Asia. Furthermore, Telenor Myanmar and Ericssonin June won the ‘Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia’ award conferred by GSMA for the same solar power project.

 

Telenor in Myanmar

Telenor today operates the Myanmar’s largest and fastest growing mobile data network with more than7,700 sitesand close to100,000 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 26 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.

 

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