|An Open Letter to Telenor|
|News - Burma News|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:27|
The government of Burma recently granted a licence to the Norwegian company Telenor (along with Quatar Telecom) to develop a wireless network and deliver mobile phone services in Burma. According to Telenor's website, the company intends to move quickly and "drive significant growth in mobile penetration through a rapid network roll-out".
Telenor has said that it will consult with Burma civil society about its operations. Therefore, BEWG has submitted an open letter to the directors of Telenor, raising concerns about risks to communities and asking about Telenor's plans for dealing with these risks, in the hopes that this will help create an open discussion. You can read the letter here.