How Investors Helped Myanmar Telecoms

In 2010, when Myanmar held historic elections that would reduce the influence of the military and put the country on a path to democratic rule, it was a country that had endured decades of isolation. Less than 3 percent of the populations had mobile phones. This lack of connectivity limited not only access to service […]

Telecoms companies take on landmines

As mobile telecoms operators extend their rollout into conflict and post-conflict areas, they will come up against a formidable challenge – navigating the risk of landmines. Tower companies employed by Telenor, Ooredoo and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) will become the first private firms to build such infrastructure in areas fought over in some of […]

Tower firms race for mobile coverage

A massive rollout of telecoms infrastructure has begun ahead of the anticipated launch of mobile phone service by Ooredoo and Telenor later this year. Both foreign mobile operators agreed to coverage targets and timetables as part of the licensing process, and both have turned to independent companies to construct the towers that will hold their […]