Norwegian state telco Telenor faces an ethical conundrum in coup-hit Myanmar

Photo: Harikrishna Katragadda/ Mint

Since Myanmar’s military ordered telecoms operators to shut their networks in an effort to end protests against its February coup, Telenor’s business there has been in limbo.

As one of the few Western companies to bet on the Southeast Asian country after it emerged from military dictatorship a decade ago, the return to army rule led to a $783 million write-off this week for Norway’s Telenor.

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