Directive to block social media service

(03 February 2021) Telenor Myanmar has reinstated full services in eight townships in Rakhine and Chin states. The network in Buthidaung, Rathedaung, Myabon, Paletwa, Ponnagyun, Myauk-U, Kyauktaw and Minbya was restored after all operators received a directive to open from the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) on February 3, 2021.

Since June 2019, when network restrictions were first imposed, Telenor Group and Telenor Myanmar have been advocating for the restoration of services and emphasised that freedom of expression through access to telecoms services should be maintained for humanitarian purposes.

Telenor Group remains concerned with recent events in Myanmar. We are following the developments and are working closely with our local team. Telenor Group continues to support the progress Myanmar has had towards openness and democracy.