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 […]

MPT partnership talks drag on with foreign firm

Talks between Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Japan’s KDDI continue despite passing an internal deadline, according to insiders. MPT officials told The Myanmar Times previously that an agreement would be announced by the end of May, but now they say there is no firm end in sight. “Both sides want to sign an agreement […]

KDDI to help run MPT operations in Myanmar

State-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) is set to sign a partnership agreement with Japanese operator KDDI by the end of this month which will see the Japanese firm taking control of MPT’s day-to-day operations. The Myanmar Times quotes Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) official U Than Tun Aung as saying: ‘The process […]

MPT to enter agreement with Japan’s KDDI

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) aims to sign a partnership agreement with Japanese mobile services provider KDDI Corporation by the end of the month, according to government officials. KDDI will be the operator of state-owned MPT under the agreement, said U Than Tun Aung, a director from the Ministry’s Posts and Telecommunications Department. “The process […]

Orange inks roaming agreement with MPT

The France-based telecom giant Orange has extended its roaming service to Myanmar after signing an agreement with Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) in December, an MPT official told The Myanmar Times on January 2. The agreement enables visitors to make calls with foreign SIM cards, and also allows phones with MPT SIM cards to work […]

Myanmar offers losers in mobile licence contest second chance

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Mobile phone companies that lost out in the race for two mobile phone licences in Myanmar are being invited to pitch for a stake in what is one of the world’s last major untapped markets – alongside state […]

Singapore’s SingTel to invest in Myanmar

Singapore’s SingTel has been in discussions with officials to invest in Myanmar’s telecom sector, according to local sources. Kavin Wu Shiyuan, a representative from Singapore Telecommunications Limited met with Aung Naing Oo, the director general of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) in Nay Pyi Taw on October 4. Although SingTel failed to win […]

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 […]

SingTel Offers to Help with Satellite in Bid to Win License

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is hoping to improve its chances of winning a mobile operating license in Burma with an offer to help the country design and build its own telecommunications satellite. “SingTel will invite the government to participate in feasibility studies for future satellite programs and lend its assistance in the launch of a Myanmar […]