Ooredoo said it has introduced the global networking forum MobileMonday (MoMo) in Myanmar through its Ideabox programme.
MoMo, which began in Helsinki, Finland in 2000, is an open community platform of mobile industry developers and individuals fostering brand neutral cooperation and cross-border P2P business opportunities through live networking events to demo products, share ideas and discuss trends from both local and global markets.
The telecom firm said the introduction of MoMo will help foster local talent and sew the initial seeds of a vibrant ICT sector that will form a cornerstone of economic development.
Ross Cormack, CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, said, “This is the first of a number of initiatives to be rolled out under the Ideabox banner. … in bringing concepts like MobileMonday to Myanmar will pay dividends for the ICT sector and wider economy for years to come.”
Ooredoo said MobileMonday will help foster an open and independent innovation platform within the mobile sector, facilitate industry networking between small and large companies and individuals and provide opportunities for local members to effectively participate in global initiatives.
Cormack said, “The global mobile sector is evolving at an incredible pace. Myanmar has a unique opportunity to take a giant stride forwards and initiatives like this will help to facilitate that.”