Telenor CEO: Warned Myanmar on telco tax

  Norwegian multinational Telenor is cautious about the impact of a new commercial tax planned by Myanmar on the country’s millions of mobile users, its chief executive said Friday. Myanmar, one of the world’s hottest frontier markets, is launching a 5 percent tax for mobile usage effective Friday, a move that comes amid fierce competition […]

Telenor keeps 2015 outlook with Myanmar gains, stable Norway

Norwegian mobile phone operator Telenor(TEL.OL) reported second-quarter earnings a touch below expectations on Wednesday but kept its full year revenue and margin guidance and said its rapid growth in Myanmar continued. Telenor said its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose 11 percent to 10.57 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.30 billion) compared to expectations […]

Aging Asia Getting Left Behind in Mobile Revolution: Telenor

While mobile internet continues to expand across Asia, a recent research by Telenor Group in four of its regional markets revealed that senior citizens are not fully receiving the benefits of connectivity. The research note, “The unconnected senior citizens of Asia”, draws upon customer data from the Norwegian telecom firm’s four out of six markets […]

Seamless Myanmar services from Thailand

Total Access Communication has launched “Happy Myanmar” SIM and “Jai-Dee-Hi-Own-Pai-Myanmar from Happy” service, to increase telecommunications connectivity between Myanmar and Thailand. Through the SIM, a call to Myanmar will be charged Bt3 per minute while customers will be given unlimited access to Facebook and Line applications for 6 months. Through “Jai-Dee-Hi-Own-Pai-Myanmar from Happy” service, Happy […]

Telenor promises mobile coverage to 90% of Burmese

Telenor Group, the major shareholder in Thailand’s Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC), is embarking on a US$1-billion investment to roll out its commercial second- and third-generation mobile service in Burma [Myanmar] this year. The Norwegian firm is strengthening its strong presence in Asia, its largest revenue source. Sigve Brekke, the head of Telenor Asia, said […]

Telenor looks to make impact in Myanmar

Norway-based Telenor Group announced on Friday that it hopes to win the government’s telecommunications tender after submitting its bid in June, based on the company’s record success of securing the fastest mobile network rollout in India of 600 million consumers in six months. Telenor Group held a press conference at Traders Hotel in Yangon on […]