Foreign firms bid for telecoms contract

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. An international telecoms firm will be chosen at the end of the month to partner with a nationally owned public company to form Myanmar National Telecoms, a fourth telecoms operator. “Applications closed on January 8 and received seven […]

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 […]

MTN and Singapore-based MTH to build mobile towers

Myanmar Telecommunication Network (MTN) and Singapore-based Myanmar Towers Holdings (MTH) have signed MoU to construct communication towers. The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon and the two companies plan to establish a joint venture to construct mobile towers and wireless communication services. “We know that Myanmar has four communication […]

Telecom tender result delayed

According to the Burmese update on popular Facebook news site Aye Chan Mon : The Myanmar government was planning to announce the winner of the 2 telco licence on 27th of this month. However, at today’s Parliament meeting there is one important motion (proposal) that was submitted that said that the telco licence should only […]

Competition intensifies for Myanmar telecom bid

Competition has intensified between the remaining telecom companies who are competing for a lucrative license to operate in Myanmar. Many have recently announced how much they intend to spend should they win the bid and are busy advertising their services in local media. “We have more than 195 million users in 22 countries. The selection […]

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 […]