Myanmar Dealbook: Blue Ocean partners Thai Createlcom; Europe’s Cellum to join MYPAY

Thailand’s Createlcom has partnered with a local call centre service provider Blue Ocean while Hungary’s Cellum is joining hands with MYPAY, a mobile financial services provider.

Blue Ocean partners with Thailand’s Createlcom for contact center service

Blue Ocean Operating Management Company, a local call center company, and Thailand’s Createlcom have joined hands to provide contact centre solution service in Myanmar.

“We are introducing the hot line numbers and the required technology and hardware. Contact center and emergency alert services are what is needed,” said U Tun Tun Naing, CEO of Blue Ocean Contact Center.

Blue Ocean had previously introduced a number of hotline numbers for inquires for different sectors in Myanmar. The collaboration with Createlcom could provide a better service and swifter performance, said Naing.

Ms Rungfar Siribunchawan, managing director of Createlcom Thailand, said, Myanmar still needs basic infrastructure work for the growth of the economy. Some of the partners that Createlcom is working with include CISCO, IPC and Red Box Recorders.

Europe’s Cellum to join MYPAY for mobile financial services in Myanmar

Cellum, a leading mobile wallet provider headquartered in Hungary, is expanding its presence in Myanmar by partnering with MYPAY, a mobile financial service provider in Myanmar.

The Cellum Mobile Next mobile commerce wallet will be made available under the MYPAY brand in the country.

Functions like quick response (QR) code, peer-to-peer transfers, online checkout, airtime top-ups and bill payments will be made available.

“In Myanmar it may take some 90 minutes to get to the nearest bank branch. The only efficient way to provide financial services is through mobile financial technology. Cellum’s solution is perfect for this market.” said Janos Koka, CEO of Cellum.

In Myanmar, about 80 per cent of the 51 million population is unbanked. Myanamar is the third country in Asia, after Indonesia and Thailand, that Cellum has tapped.

Those who have registered with MYSQUAR, an AIM listed local language chat app, will be the first 3 million users to benefit from the service of MYPAY, said in the announcement.

“We are facing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create the most innovative digital financial services for Myanmar and to accelerate financial inclusion and economic growth in this beautiful, “golden country”. Cellum’s proven, secure m-commerce technology will provide Myanmar’s citizens with solid tools to prosper in the future,” said Tim Scheffmann, CEO of MYPAY.

Some of the solutions Cellum had implemented include wallet technology for MasterCard, Mobile wallet for Hungary’s OTP Bank, mobile credit card for PaysBuy, a Telenor subsidiary in Thailand.

Apart form MYSQUAR, MYPAY has also partnered with Singapore based fastacash for remittance and payments.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.