Yangon govt eyes space for more telecom towers

Foreign telecom operators will be permitted to rent land owned by government ministries in Yangon Region to set up transmission towers, according Aung Khin, Yangon Region’s transport minister.

The regional government has set up a team with members from the Yangon City Development Committee, city development and communication departments to facilitate the process, he said. The team can availability of land plots selected by the telecom operators, Aung Khin added.

Rental fees would need to be negotiated with City Hall, officials said.

One of the biggest challenges facing the two foreign operators setting up networks in Myanmar – Ooredoo and Telenor – is finding land for the towers. Some towers have been set up on the roofs of apartment blocks.


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