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Telenor Myanmar invites local entrepreneurs to be its distributors and franchisees

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Partners to be supported by Telenor's world-class distribution system and best practices, training and attractive incentive programs

(Yangon, Myanmar - November 19, 2013) Telenor Myanmar today launched a partner program that will create new business opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs looking to become authorized distributors and franchisees of Telenor's products and services for customers in Myanmar.

Telenor Myanmar's partner program will enable partners to leverage the company's advanced technology, international best practices and attractive partner incentive programs to manage and grow their business with success. For example, Telenor will support local partners in deploying its well-proven Asia distribution model, designed to monitor and manage the entire distribution network efficiently and reliably. That model has already been successfully implemented in other Telenor operations in Asia, including India and Thailand. Telenor's world-class partner program also includes training and development programs as part of the Telenor Sales Academy that will arm partners with the skills and knowledge to help them effectively carry out their sales and distribution functions, such as product knowledge development, field sales and commission management, among others.

The partner program is designed to help Telenor's partners meet consumer demand for the latest mobile communications products and services, such as SIM cards, recharge vouchers and other value-added services. In addition to offering convenience to customers by bringing products and services close to them through an extensive distribution network, Telenor will also ensure a quality customer service experience, appointing local franchisees to operate Telenor Express retail stores where customers can walk-in for immediate sales and service needs, as well as having a customer service call center for product and service enquiries and customer care support.

"Telenor's extensive distribution network will be the backbone of our mass market, 'close-to-customer' approach and will ensure that the full range of our products and services are accessible by everyone in Myanmar, no matter where they live. Beyond bringing modern telecommunications services to all areas of Myanmar, Telenor will contribute to the local Myanmar economy by promoting a vibrant business environment that inspires industry innovation and creates new opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs, at every intersection of our business - from deploying the network right down to customer service support," said Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

Mr. Mehrotra added: "Telenor takes the same people-centric approach to building a network of partners in Myanmar as we do to building our company. We want to work with local entrepreneurs who are dynamic and passionate about what we do and who want to play a role in the development of state-of-the-art telecom infrastructure for Myanmar."

Telenor will work with authorized distribution and retail partners in all regions and states of Myanmar to establish a network of 100,000 retailers within five years of the network and service roll-out. Telenor expects to begin its network rollout within eight months of signing the license agreement with the Myanmar government.

Interested individuals and businesses can apply to be a Telenor Myanmar partner by downloading the application form at www.telenor.com.mm and submitting the completed form to partner.myanmar@telenor.com.mm.