April 4, 2016, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today held its 2nd year anniversary of Net Monday in Yangon together with its partner Viber.
Net Monday is a monthly industry event organized by Telenor Myanmar to promote a rich dialogue on topics relevant to the growing digital and online community in Myanmar. Each event brings together a panel of local and international subject matter experts to discuss and debate specific topics of interest to local programmers, web designers, bloggers, developers, technical experts, and representatives from local or international Internet and technology companies.
“Over the past two years, we have partnered with international power houses such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft, reaching more than 60,000 audiences, and discussing topics covering various aspects of the Internet and digital life, such as education, professional career, gaming, social networking, mobile financial services and safe internet. We reached nine universities and 15 different places for Net Monday program, and are proud that we have been able to have a number meaningful discussions with the growing digital community in Myanmar,” said Joslin E Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Telenor Myanmar.
“As this Net Monday anniversary also coincides with the coming Myanmar New Year (Thingyan Festival), we are additionally proud to introduce the Jar Yit and Sar Oo sticker pack. This is the second time we launch Viber stickers after “We Love Myanmar” stickers in partnership with Viber. We cherish the local culture in Myanmar, and believe our customers will welcome this interesting addition,” he added.
As part of the launch announcement of the new sticker pack, the stickers can be downloaded without data charges from Telenor network. Telenor also offers free viber messaging on this occasion starting from 4th April till 17th April, where users can chat and send stickers for free using Telenor Internet.
“Continuing our accelerated growth in Myanmar, we are expanding fast to a number of rural areas this year. We are the largest 3G network in Myanmar, with more than 5,000 sites nationwide. We also have a vision to empower local communities and we have started many initiatives to support local developers, startups and entrepreneurs to contribute the growth of the sector and the country,” Myrthong added.
Crystal Lee, regional manager for Southeast Asia at Viber said, “With over 22.7 million unique users, Myanmar is a priority market for Viber and we are committed to further improving the experience for local users. Myanmar people are very active on Viber, sending more than a quarter of a million stickers a month on average. We are responding to this by providing localized sticker packs that celebrate Burmese culture and lifestyle. Brands can now create stickers to engage with the Myanmar market in a new and fun way.”
Previous Net Monday events were held in a number of different towns across the country, including Magwe, Mawlamyine, Bago, Hmawbi and Yangon.
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