November 30, Mandalay – Telenor Myanmar Limited (Telenor) today celebrated its 21st edition of Net Monday in Mandalay’s Oriental House, with a call for more responsible internet usage among the growing ranks of mobile-savvy customers in Myanmar.
Net Monday is a monthly industry event organized by Telenor Myanmar to promote a rich dialogue on topics relevant to the growing digital and online community in Myanmar. 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.
“The Internet is one of the most powerful tools for economic and social progress in emerging markets like Myanmar – and Myanmar is going digital in a way that almost no other country has done. Today, we estimate that 65% of all mobile users are already on a smartphone, and more than 57% of our own 12 million customers are data users. This is an extremely rapid rate of adoption, in a society that is stepping into the world of the internet that has developed ahead of us,” said Joslin E. Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Myanmar.
“However in a borderless internet world that “never forgets” and is open to all elements of society, both positive and not-so-positive, there is a need to guide this journey, especially among the younger generation of users. Our ambition should be to create a new generation of digital citizens who are not only extremely savvy about using the internet, but also smart and safe in the way we use it. In short digital citizens that are more resilient to risks, and more responsible in usage of the internet,” Joslin added.
“In addition, we also discussed the importance of Myanmar language content on the internet. MBS urged to use Myanmar language so that internet users can read more and participate in the online community development. The MBS and participants have recommendation for service providers and operators to assist the online content development,” said Thu Yain Aung, Expert of Social Media Marketing from Telenor Myanmar.
Previous Net Monday events were held in a number of different towns across the country, including Magwe, Mawlamying, Bago, Hmawbi and Yangon.
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.
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