abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapelocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewprofilerefreshnewssearchsecurityPathtagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb

‘Access to Mobile Services is Almost Like a Human Right’

…Telenor Myanmar’s Chief Executive Officer-Designate Petter Furburg …[discusses] the challenges and opportunities of bringing telecommunications to the people of Burma...[According to Furburg,] to get access to mobile services…is almost like a human right…[T]o be able to use telecommunications to give people in the most remote areas access to information and also potentially [medical] consultations is…quite important…Human Rights Watch has warned foreign telecoms companies working in Burma about the risks of being involved in country with a reputation for government rights abuses, including surveillance and censorship…We have to follow the law and therefore we have to wait until the law is out to get clarity on how this will be practiced…