September 28, 2015, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (Telenor) today marked its one-year of operations in Myanmar.
On September 27th 2014, Telenor Myanmar services were firstly introduced to the customers in Mandalay. At point of launch, Telenor had 68 towers in Mandalay, with 1,150 points of sale. Today, Telenor serves more than 10 million customers (as at July 2015) through a fully 3G network of 3,100 towers, and through more than 50,000 points of saleserved by 114 distributors.
“We have been seeing that the internet adaption in Myanmar is faster than we expected. According to our own data, more than 55% of Telenor users are data users. So it is important for us to provide digital literacy for all of our customers and to support the growing online community in Myanmar,” said Mr Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Myanmar.
“Our 100% 3G network now reaches 13 major divisions/states; Mandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Ayeyarwaddy, Tanintharyi, Kayin, Mon, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, and in union territory Nay Pyi Taw. We expect to launch our network in the Rakhine and Chin very soon,” Petter added.
Open and winning culture
A key strategic focus for Telenor in Myanmar is on building an open and winning culture, based on Telenor’s way of work and company values, as part of being a preferred employer in Myanmar.“Our culture supports our aspirations of being close to customers and to the community in Myanmar. We do this by ensuring that all employees regularly participate in market activities which typically are combined with social responsibility activities.
“There is also a diversity in our workplace which is deeply cherished; at one point in our early days we were a company made up of 18 different nationalities, with local Myanmar employees working alongside colleagues from almost every other Telenor business unit in Asia and Europe. Also noteworthy is that 40 percent of our employees are women, in all roles and job levels,” Mr. Furberg added.
Telenor has hosted Net Monday events in Yangon, Mandalay, Magwe and Bago, following Telenor’s mobile rollout areas. This has included Net Monday events at Dagon University, Mandalay University, Bago University, Magwe University and Mhawbi Technological University, Pathein University.
Blessings for the future
To commemorate the anniversary, Telenor’s management team and the employees led by Mr Furberg, together with visiting members from Telenor Group’s Board of Directors, made offerings and donations at Yangon’s iconic Shwedagon Pagoda in evening.
“I’m very proud and happy to work with Telenor and get the opportunity to celebrate this memorable day. Working with Telenor has made an impact in both my personal and professional life. The culture of the company and its way of working are truly inspiring, and I look forward tocelebrating many more milestones in the future,” said Tin Aye Nyein from Telenor’s Supply Chain Sustainability team.
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