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5BB Broadband’s Express Wi-Fi, powered by Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi Platform, provides Fast, Affordable, and Reliable Internet Access to Citizens: When and Where People Need It Most.

Yangon, Myanmar, 16th December 2020 – 5BB Broadband, fastest Internet Award-Winning Consumer Broadband Business of Global Technology Group, is partnering with Facebook Connectivity to break down barriers to connectivity with new technologies. Through this partnership, 5BB Broadband will use Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform to deliver fast and affordable Wi-Fi to its customers across Myanmar. This initiative aims to provide high-quality network services to underserved areas that have not had internet access due to lack of infrastructure and high costs. Bringing Express Wi-Fi to Myanmar enables the provision of fast, affordable, and reliable Wi-Fi and aligns with our mission to connect our people to affordable internet for education, jobs, healthcare, and more.

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission of giving people the power to build community and bring the world close together. High-quality internet connectivity not only gives people a voice , but also creates opportunities to share the knowledge that can strengthen both local communities and global economies. Facebook Express Wi-Fi is a platform that will enable 5BB Broadband to build, operate, grow, and monetize internet access over Wi-Fi in a sustainable and scalable way in Myanmar.

As a market leader in Myanmar, our suite of ICT solutions is backed up by an extensive data network and infrastructure that spans across key business cities and markets in Myanmar. We also have 11 offices in four countries worldwide. Using the Group’s unique assets such as the scale of its regional customer base, payment mechanisms, extensive customer touchpoints, it aims to create and seize opportunities that add value to the offerings of the core business, while helping customers discover new and amazing experiences through digital services.

This partnership will benefit Micro SME businesses as well as the local entrepreneurs who want to join hand in hand with 5BB Broadband. Founders of 5BB Broadband assure that this technology and initiatives will bring tremendous opportunities not only to the local businesses which locations across the country but also to the IT professionals/entrepreneurs as well as to the youth and society.

“Affordable, high-quality internet is an essential ingredient to ensuring access to jobs, education, healthcare, and more,” said Tom Chottayil Varghese, Head of Connectivity and Access Policy (APAC), Facebook. “Through our Express Wi-Fi platform with 5BB Broadband, it will be able to bring internet connectivity and its benefits to more people in Myanmar. We look forward to growing our partnerships in Myanmar to offer fast and affordable Wi-Fi to many more communities across the country in a sustainable manner.”

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of 5BB Broadband, Thein Than Toe said the ‘carrier-grade WIFI’ will help close the digital divide and ensure all of the communities are not isolated. In line with the vision of our company, it is the duty of 5BB Broadband to get people more connected with affordable internet, leaving no one behind. ‘5BB Broadband Express WIFI by Facebook Connectivity’ has been designed to provide good connectivity to people in Myanmar. Creating innovative, high-speed internet solutions for dense urban and suburban environments. This world-class technology will solve the challenge of under-connected urban and suburban areas where existing infrastructure limits access to high-quality internet.

This Facebook Connectivity and 5BB Broadband partnership will bring cutting edge Wi-Fi technology to Myanmar. We are empowering communities with game changing fast affordable internet access. Our vision is to provide computing power of fortune 500 to the workers from the Coffee Shop in Myanmar. We connect more people to bring closer, that is one of our passion and we are continue to do that no matter what” said by Shane Thu Aung Co-founder and Chairman of the company.

5BB Broadband Express WIFI by Facebook Connectivity to connect Myanmar to the world in better way. We are so glad to provide this brand-new technology to Myanmar. What a great milestone for Myanmar, for the people and for our organization” said by Min Swe Hlaing, Co-founder and Managing Director of the company.

Launched in 2017, 5BB Broadband’s core technologies include fiber and 4G/LTE. The service provider is committed to offer a reliable, stable and fast service, with the largest FTTH (Fiber to the home) in Myanmar, an enhanced network that covers 6 million people and 1.2 million households across the country, including Yangon, Mandalay, Bago, Pyay and Mawlamyine. Its 4G/LTE network is also available in Mawlamyine, Bago, Pyay and Hpa-an and Magway, covering 25 million people and 5 million households.

About Facebook Connectivity

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Critical to this mission is high-quality internet access, which gives people a voice and creates opportunities to share the knowledge that can strengthen local communities and global economies. Facebook Connectivity works closely with partners including mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers, and more to develop programs and technologies—including Express WiFi, Magma, and Terragraph—that increase the availability, affordability, and awareness of high-quality internet access bringing more people online to faster internet.
To learn more, visit: https://connectivity.fb.com

About the Global Technology Group Limited

5BB Broadband (Global Technology Company) is a leading player in Myanmar’s telecommunications, media, and technology industry founded in 2002. Global Technology is at the core of Myanmar’s TMT ecosystem and will continue to remain a strong player in the future, given its strong infrastructure Backbone.

Global Technology clear vision as a digital leader in Myanmar, growth is underpinned by a rapidly developing TMT sector, a full suite of operating licenses, and a well-experienced management team led by visionary co-founders that have played a pivotal role in advancing the technology industry with more than 20 years of TMT and ICT industry experience, supported by a skilled executive team, with an average tenure of over 15 years. Headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar, Global Technology operates sales and support offices nationwide.

To learn more, please visit https://www.5bb.com.mm/ShowInformation/ExpressWifi

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