Fourth Telco Operator to be Named in Mid-2016

  The government expects to select the fourth telecommunication operator in the months of June or July, an official said. U Chit Wai, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and a member of the Tender Selection Committee, told Myanmar Business Today, “One of the foreign companies will be selected […]

Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Spectrum Monitoring System under Telecom Sector Reform Project; Closing Date 26th April 2016 2pm

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) now invites sealed bids from eligible Bidders for the Spectrum Monitoring System (SMS) as part of the Telecommunication Sector Reform Project.   The […]

MPT, JTEC Joint Venture signs contract for communications network improvement.

A CONTRACT for consulting services was signed yesterday between Myanma Posts and Telecommunications- MPT, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and JTEC Joint Venture for the Communications Network Improvement Project. The communications network improvement project will be implemented by the Japanese government’s Japanese International Cooperation Agency-JICA ODA loan and expansion of transmission networks between […]

New spectrum auction ‘rushed’: Telenor, Ooredoo

Myanmar telecoms companies have been waiting for more spectrum – but an announcement about an upcoming auction has raised concerns, as there is no finalised plan for how it will be managed. The government released a draft version of its Spectrum Roadmap early this month, at nearly the same time it posted information about a […]

Myanmar calls EOI for fourth telecoms operator

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The government has asked international telecoms operators to submit expressions of interest ahead of a tender for the country’s fourth operator licence, to be awarded in 2016. Companies will apply to join a local consortium of 11 local […]

MICT invites EOI “Financial Management Specialist (Local)”; Closing Date: Dec 4, 2015

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The Ministry of Communications Information Technology (MCIT) now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the financial services which include supporting the Ministry of Communications Information Technology (MCIT) in all financial management (FM) aspects of […]

Malaysian telco issues $500m Islamic bond for Myanmar towers investment

Malaysian telecoms giant Axiata Group on November 13 issued a US$500 million Wakala Sukuk, or Islamic bond, to fund its investment into a Myanmar towers business. This is the largest-ever corporate bond issued with proceeds to be invested into a Myanmar towers business, demonstrating considerable investor confidence in the frontier market. Telecoms towers companies have […]

After Delays, Domestic Telecoms Partners to be Announced in October

RANGOON — Burma’s communications ministry has further delayed awarding a fourth and final telecom license until mid-October, according to a ministry official, following a fiercely contested bid for the coveted permit. The government initially planned to announce the winners by the end of September, after opening the tender in July to domestic firms. The Ministry […]

MecTel joins the discount fray

The oft-overlooked other mobile operator has introduced a discount plan for its CDMA users. The “Shwe Myinttar” plan will allow for on-net calls at K21 per minute, off-net calls at K22 per minute, and internet at K6 for 1 megabyte. The plan is only slightly cheaper than its existing fees of K22 per minute on-net, […]

Over $1 Billion Collected in Spectrum Fees from Telecom Firms: Minister

The government has received over $1.1 billion in spectrum usage fees from foreign telecom operators Ooredoo and Telenor, deputy minister for communications and information technology U Win Than told the parliament. The deputy minister revealed the amount in his response to the question from Hlaing township representative Dr Win Myint regarding how much the government […]