Press Release: DiGi-eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) Partnership Enhances Communications with Underprivileged Women and NGOs

Shah Alam, 9 May 2011: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today announced a partnership with eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) to enable a mass messaging solution that will improve connectivity and communications between eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) and up to 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and micro enterprises under the eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) umbrella.

Over the next 2 years, DiGi will provide up to 30,000 SMS-es per month for free for eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) to communicate with its members under its Distributed Work Management Application (DWMA) solution, a PC-to-mobile collaborative marketing tool that enables eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) to efficiently manage a network of home-based entrepreneurs.

DiGi's Head of Corporate Affairs, Zaiton Hj Idrus said, "This collaboration is part of the company's ongoing corporate responsibility intent to help marginalised communities by empowering them with mobile or internet connectivity. eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) is an organisation that we feel particularly stands out in its use of mobile technology as a means to improve the living standards of marginalised communities. To the credit of eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd), the DWMA is a great example of how the power of technology is being utilised to help single mothers or other individuals who run home-bound businesses expand their opportunities for economic advancement." eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) is a social enterprise that promotes working from home, teleworking, and the running of Small Office and Home Office businesses by low income families and single mothers through the use of information communications technology (ICT). It was set up to promote economic self-reliance among women in Malaysia where less than 50% of Malaysian women are employed, despite having higher literacy and secondary school graduation rates compared to Malaysian men. Chong Sheau Ching, executive director of eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) said, "DWMA helps NGOs to conduct timely and frequent communications with its members, volunteers and beneficiaries. SMS offers an alternative communication channel which is low cost and efficient for participants who are home-bound or on-the-go."

Background

About DiGi
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd provides mobile voice, internet and broadband services. It is committed to driving Malaysia's growth by building a mobile internet and broadband environment that enables true connectivity, creates socio-economic development, and helps businesses grow. DiGi continues to be a game-changer for the Malaysian telecommunications industry, with a solid history of product and service innovation, and is a leader in driving progressive and responsible business practices. It is listed on Bursa Malaysia, and is part of global telecommunications provider Telenor Group. For more information about DiGi, please visit www.digi.com.my

About eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd)
eHomemakers (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) is South East Asia's only community network that promotes working from home, teleworking and the running of SOHO businesses through the use of information and communications technology. Its e-community promotes self-help, business partnerships and entrepreneurship development for those who want to balance work and home life. eHomemakers' (Corpcom Services Sdn Bhd) social profit is derived from a pro-poor project focusing on eco-baskets production and service provision to empower women to embark on social-economic self-reliance. For media enquiries, please contact Quah Yean Nie at 014 669 0825 or ynquah@digi.com.my