Telenor’s Net Monday marks one year at People’s Park

Telenor celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Net Monday events March 9 – a milestone to mark progress in the Norwegian telco’s short history in Myanmar.

The company’s Net Monday events started last year before the Telenor network had even launched. Since then, the series has reached 10,000 students from five universities and travelled to four cities, according to Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg.

Conditions have changed quite a bit for Telenor since it held its first Net Monday last year. Since its first event, the Norway-based telco has scaled up service sites to number 1622 in Myanmar – putting its network at just over 20pc complete, by its own metric.

The company’s coverage currently spans 170 townships in nine states, divisions and districts, and nearly 60 percent of Telenor users on average surf the internet each month, Mr Furberg told the crowd gathered at People’s Park in Yangon.

“The beginning has been remarkable,” he said. The company plans to reach 4000 base stations by the end of the year, half of the total it believes is ultimately necessary.

Telenor and Ooredoo both won licences last year to begin service

Source: Myanmar Times

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