Myanmar: 45 Million Mobile Phones And The $19 3G Smartphone – Forbes

The photo above shows a shiny new $19.44 smartphone for sale in Yangon.  When I saw this in small corner shop on Anawrahta Road near Pansodan a few weeks ago, the 23,000 kyat (at 1,183 kyat/US$1) price included one SIM card. As you can perhaps see, it’s 3G capable and has slots for two SIM […]

PTD invites Potential Supplier for Presentation of its Solution; Closing Date: Nov 27, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) under The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Myanmar is releasing a public tender in the near future for the procurement of fixed, mobile and portable spectrum monitoring systems. PTD is […]

MPT announces promotion ahead of Ooredoo launch

In an apparent response to the looming launch of new telecoms operator Ooredoo, state-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has announced a range of new promotions for the month of August that will allow MPT customers to call select family members at discounted rates. MPT said in a statement on July 30 that the “friends […]

MPT promises a new era with KDDI

Consumers have been told to look out for a “reborn” Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, following the July 17 marriage with Japan’s KDDI telco and Sumitomo Corporation. “MPT has had a long existence in Myanmar but has no experience in competing with others,” said U Khin Maung Tun, MPT’s general manager. “There is no experience in […]

MPT to add international roaming service in 31 countries

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications will extend its services to 31 foreign countries for both its GSM and WCDMA networks as of July 2, according to a report on MRTV yesterday. “International outbound roaming (IOR) will be available in 31 countries. The service will be available both for both prepaid and post-paid phone users. Prepaid mobile […]

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications: Expression of Interest (EOI) for Mobile Expansion Project . Closing Date 11 Feb 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Myanma Posts and Telecommunication (‘MPT’) is considering to expand the existing mobile network throughout the country which is currently dominated by Huawei’s, ZTE’s and ASB’s products from China. Total capacity is supposed to be 5 million lines and […]

Tender for SIM / USIM card by Ministry of Communication and Information

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, MPT needs to buy SIM/USIM in Kyats. GSM SIM Card – 2. 5 mil unit WCDMA USIM Card – 5 mil unit Tender Form is available at 1000 Kyats. End Date and […]

Myanmar telecom tender – what factors will determine the winner?

Based on the list of 12 pre-qualified firms or consortia all of them have a strong telecom operator that meets the stringent criteria of the pre-qualifcation. The pre-qualification criteria were designed in such a way that only firm or consortium with strong telecom operator experience will be shortlisted. The criteria are: The Operator was commercially […]