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Telenor expands network to Taungyi

Press Release: 18 June 2015

• Most affordable rates, on the fastest growing internet network in Myanmar – with 99% 3G sites

• Now serving customers with more than 2,200 sites, in 11 major divisions and states

June 18, 2015, Taunggyi – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today announced the launch of its network in Taungyi in Shan state, underscoring the company’s commitment to deliver affordable mobile internet and voice services to mass market customers in Myanmar. With this expansion, Telenor now serves customers in 11 major divisions and states, namely Mandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Mon, and Kachin, and in union territory Nay Pyi Taw.

Telenor today has a network footprint of more than 2,200 sites, covering more than 50% of populated areas across Myanmar. The company is expected to rollout between 3,000 and 4,000 towers by end 2015.

“Having built our network in central and urban areas in the early stage of our rollout, our focus over the last few months has been around expanding our services to more rural areas and border states over the coming months. Customers in Myanmar can always trust that Telenor’s network that will reach as many cities, towns and villages as possible within the next 3-4 years, and that we will continue to offer the most affordable mobile internet and voice, with the simplest and most transparent price plans,” said Mr. Petter Furberg, Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

“We will also continue to invest in adding capacity and optimising quality in areas where we are already present to improve the quality of our network, and that will be the same in Taungyi. We have a more than 45 sites in Shan state today, and are working closely with our tower partners to grow the reach and quality of our network there in the coming months.”

Telenor employees take the ‘Blue Wave’ to Taungyi 
Telenor has deployed more than 900 points-of-sale (POS) in Southern Shan state, including 600 in Taungyi itself. It works with four main distributors, and have two Franchised-Owned, Franchised-Operated (FOFO) stores in the southern state.

As part of its launch festivities, Mr Furberg was joined by more than 40 Telenor colleagues at its traditional “Blue Wave” activities in Taungyi, meeting customers and dealers on the streets of the city to introduce the service and gather feedback on customer experience.

“Customers have been very eager to use Telenor in my town, and are happy that they can now join customers from other parts of Myanmar in enjoying affordable mobile services on Telenor’s network. There are already a large number of customers who own smartphones in Taungyi, and having internet on the go on Telenor’s network will help them enjoy the full richness of mobile internet, and the most affordable prices,” said U Sai Hseng, an authorized Telenor distributor of in Taungyi.

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For enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Ni Ni Myint
Corporate Communications, Telenor Myanmar
NiNi.Myint2@telenor.com.mm
(95) 979 100 0004

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