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Telenor’s 19th Net Monday focuses on Digital Gaming in Myanmar

Press Release:

September 30, 2015, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (Telenor) recentlycelebrated its 19th edition of Net Monday, focusing on Digital Gaming in Myanmar. August 31, 2015, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (Telenor) today marked the 18th edition of its Net Monday event, this time with the theme “Building Online Communities”.

Net Monday is a monthly activity initiated by Telenor Myanmar to promote it’s ’Internet for All‘mission and enhance opportunities enabled by mobile connectivity. In each Net Monday, Telenor facilitates a rich dialogue on topics relevant to the growing digital and online community. 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.

“Our customers love to use internet for social networking and gaming, and their consistent engagement everyday on these platforms inspire us to bring knowledge and enhancements across eco system. Digital Gaming is fast evolving in Myanmar and has a huge potential for Myanmar developers as a core revenue stream if they can build games which are based on local passion and insights,” said Mr Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

Joining the event wereTotal Game Play Studio and Nex Myanmar.In the panel discussion, representatives from Total Game Play Studio and Nex Myanmar discussed with participants insights and updates on the gaming industry in Myanmar and how developers can help to improve it.

Ko Myint Kyaw Thu, CEO of Total Game Play Studio said, “The only obstacle for our local game industry development are “payment” gateways. We can’t pay easily for playing games. In future, we hope - with the help from operators like Telenor and the development of banking system - the gaming industry will be improved.”

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.

About Internet for All

  • Telenor believes that mobile connectivity is a necessity for everyone, and the Internet should be for all. As a leader in telecommunications services, Telenor has witnessed the positive impact of mobile communications on the lives of people in many countries in Asia and around the world. The telecommunications sector will play a key role as an enabler in Myanmar’s socioeconomic growth which is why Telenor is focused on connecting mass market consumers in Myanmar with affordable and high-quality services.
  • As a global company, Telenor wants to serve as a positive contributor to the societies in which it invests and operates, and part of this commitment includes promoting the exchange of ideas and access to information in order to support Myanmar’s development and to build a digital future for all.
  • Net Monday is one such platform in realizing Telenor’s Internet for All vision.
  • Telenor is also committed to responsibly leverage its core competencies in telecommunications to provide people with greater access to affordable mobile communications services. Only when mass market consumers can afford to buy and use mobile services that can improve their everyday lives, will mobile communication and mobile Internet have a positive and lasting impact on people, business and societies.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Ni Ni Myint
Corporate Communications,
NiNi.Myint2@telenor.com.mm
(95) 9 79 100 0004

Mr. Soe Thu Tun
Mango Media for Telenor Myanmar
soethu@mangomyanmargroup.com
(95) 1 512 884 ,(95) 9 450 001 087

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