Telenor Tries to Keep Network Operational as Flood Worsens

Telenor Myanmar said it is working closely with tower companies and local relief authorities to ensure their cellular network remains operational in the face of worsening flood conditions in parts of the country.

The Norwegian operator announced last week that 41 of the 2,585 sites on Telenor’s network have either been shut down due to being submerged, or are inaccessible due to landslides and rising flood waters that are hampering recovery efforts. A majority of these sites are in Sagaing, Magwe, Bago and Ayeyarwaddy regions.

“We are working hard to ensure that as far as possible our network remains accessible in these very difficult times,” said Petter Furberg, chief executive officer.

“The current conditions have made this a very steep challenge for the entire industry – but we will continue doing our best to enable customers to connect with their loved ones and get critical updates and information, while also keeping our staff safe.”

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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