Telenor’s first special auction fetches whopping MMK 4,835 lakhs (483.5 million)

February 25, 2016, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited’s (“Telenor”) first public auction of special numbers today netted a total of MMK 4,835 lakhs (483.5 million), from 55 special numbers auctioned. Telenor announced earlier that all profits above the reserve price of MMK 3 million per number – in this case a total of MMK 3,183 […]

Telenor to auction 100 special numbers with 0977 prefix

Telenor Myanmar will hold its first public special numbers auction. Customers will be able to bid for 100 special numbers. Profits gained from this auction will be used to fund digital education efforts under Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME) programmes in 2016. These numbers with the prefix (0)977 offers special numbers in popular variations such as […]

All work and no play: Myanmar’s children prop up economy

Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for around a dollar a day in Myanmar, which has one of the worst records for child labour in the world. There are millions like Myat Noe — child workers are widely accepted in the former junta-ruled nation — who prop […]