11 Oct 2017
(Yangon, 11 October 2017) – MPT today announced the return of its successful Mobile Seminar series that will be held throughout Myanmar from October 2017 to March 2018. The country’s first and leading telecommunications provider is planning to organize 110 seminars in communities nationwide on the topic of safe and proper mobile and internet usage.
These informative free-to-attend sessions that will be held at schools, universities and other locations in more than 100 townships, will feature MPT teams providing guidance and training on how to utilize smartphones safely and economically to ensure that people here make the most of their online mobile services. They will cover essential topics such as proper mobile usage and etiquette, internet safety, how to securely navigate the online environment from threats and deter cyberbullying, harassment, as well as safeguard one’s personal data in a connected world.
While the proliferation of online mobile telecommunications has contributed significantly to improving the lives of Myanmar’s people, there are potential risks present for users that need to be highlighted. Apart from raising awareness of the benefits of smartphones and services, MPT aims to encourage knowledge growth amongst the country’s growing number of connected communities on the issues of unsafe online activities, security and how to manage unintentional data consumption for a more enjoyable experience.
Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said, “We are pleased to be kicking off our next round of mobile seminars that have been very well-received thus far, with many participants having joined the events around Myanmar since we first started last year. Even with the growth of mobile internet throughout the country, there is still an awareness gap on certain important issues like cyber abuse and safe online practices that we need to address. As a responsible corporate citizen, MPT is determined to press on with the initiative to achieve greater online usage literacy and ensure that consumer knowledge on the subject matter keeps pace with the rapid spread of connectivity in the country.”
Many customers benefited from MPT’s initiative previously, which has to-date seen 195 mobile seminars held in several townships throughout the country in the respective regions’ schools, universities and industrial zones.