Telenor Myanmar chief Petter Furberg is leaving his dream job to spend more time with his family after three years at the helm of one of the country’s first foreign mobile operators. He spoke with The Myanmar Times yesterday about his future at Telenor’s Asia digital business arm, and about the company he has helped build and is now leaving behind.
Yoma bank plans to start offering its digital payment service – Wave Money – within a few months, according to the bank’s chief executive officer Hal Bosher.
The world’s most popular social network, Facebook, has made millions of new “friends” in Myanmar over the last few years. In that time, the site has played the part of nationwide news outlet, emergency relief coordinator and community water cooler – but it has also provided a backdrop for privacy invasion and cyber bullying.
State-owned telecoms operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has started offering Facebook’s Free Basics, a service meant to connect the global unconnected with rudimentary internet access, and which has stirred controversy in neighbouring India.