August 19, 2016

Telenor to auction special (0)977-prefixed numbers

Up to 100 numbers to be auctioned
Profits from the auction will go to fund digital education programme through myME

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TELENOR Myanmar Limited today announced that it will hold its first public special numbers auction with bidding on 100 special numbers. Profits gained from this auction will fund digital education efforts organised by Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME) programmes in 2016.
These numbers – with the prefix (0)977 – are special numbers in popular variations like (0)977 7777777, (0)977 7787777, (0)977 0177777, and others with similar numerical patterns. Reserve bidding prices begin at MMK 3 million for all numbers. The process will be assured by law firm MN Associates and observed by audit firm Deloitte Myanmar.
The auction will take place at the Chatrium Royal Lake Hotel in Yangon on the 25th February. Interested bidders may register by sending a request with their name, mailing address, email address, NRC or company details and bank account details to [email protected] or by calling (0)979 7000097, before 21 February. Due to seat limitations, Telenor will select and confirm successful participants before the auction event. The company will also hold future auctions in other states and divisions of Myanmar, for which dates and times will be announced in the future.
While there is no age limitation the programme is primarily aimed at out-of-school or underprivileged young people. The project will kick off in March of this year. The subjects are English, Mathematics, Life Skills and Basic Computer Skills with four levels of qualification. Various initiatives under this project will be implemented through Telenor Light House, myME Chapter and myME Box App. The programme will be delivered only in Myanmar language initially but will be available in other ethnic languages in 2017 and beyond.


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