• Expands network coverage to towns and rural areas to serve mass market
• Now serving customers with more than 2,300 sites, in 12 major divisions and states
Loikaw, July 10, 2015 – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today announced the launch of itsnetwork in Loikaw in Kayah State, as part of its continued commitment to deliver affordable mobile internet and voice services in Myanmar. Kayahnow becomes 12th major area under Telenor’s coverage, joiningMandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Mon, Kachin, Shan and in union territory Nay Pyi Taw.
Chief Executive Officer Petter Furberg said, “We are very happy to extend our mobile services to the beautiful city and citizens of Loikaw.Over the past few months, we have steadily expanded our services to more towns and rural areas to ensure as many customers in Myanmar have access to affordable mobile services. We are committed to delivering the promise of a connected Myanmar, and will over the coming months continue our pace of expansion to more areas around the country.
“Over and above expanding our coverage to new territories, we will also continue to invest in adding capacity and optimising quality in areas where we are already present. Over the past few months, we have embarked on a focused initiative to deploy a number of innovative, world-class solutions to our network in urban market centres, and feel confident that our customers can now enjoy an even higher quality internet and voice experience in these areas,” he added.
Telenor today has a network footprint of more than 2,300 sites, covering more than 50% of populated areas across Myanmar. The company is expected to rollout between 3,000 and 4,000 towers by end 2015.
Telenor has launched with 13 sites in Kayah,with 10 in Loikaw alone. “We are still in a very early stage of our rollout in Kayah, but we assure customers that we will continue investing in both sites and fiber solutions to deliver a solid internet and voice coverage in the coming months,” Petter added.
Telenor’s network in Kayah/Loikaw will be launched on the back of more than 400 points-of-sale (POS). Also opened as part of the company’s traditional ‘Blue Wave’ activities was Telenor’s 65thFranchised-Owned, Franchised-Operated (FOFO) store.
“I am delighted to be part of Telenor’s network of distributors, and to be able to now enable the community in Loikaw with affordable mobile internet and voice services from Telenor,”Ko Kyaw Zin Hein, owner of Nice Mobile, an authorized distributor of Telenor in Kayah State. “We have seen in other parts of the country how mobile services not only change the way people work and live, but have had a very positive effect on local businesses. I am confident this will be the same for Kayah too.”
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