Telenor: ‘It was important not to build too high expectations’

Petter Furberg, chief executive officer, Telenor Myanmar Norwegian-owned telecoms company Telenor has been celebrating the launch of its mobile phone service in Yangon, after it launched services in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw. Telenor is rolling out a 3G and 2G network and Qatar-owned Ooredoo, which launched its service in Yangon in August, is providing […]

Yangon govt eyes space for more telecom towers

Foreign telecom operators will be permitted to rent land owned by government ministries in Yangon Region to set up transmission towers, according Aung Khin, Yangon Region’s transport minister. The regional government has set up a team with members from the Yangon City Development Committee, city development and communication departments to facilitate the process, he said. […]

Myanmar’s mobile phone revolution

Even the white cattle are fading from view in the gathering dusk of this riverside Myanmar village, the tiny lamps hanging from the traditional wooden stilt houses the only defence against a night without light. Soon the noises of quiet conversation and religious devotion will be the only sounds filling the sensory gap the darkness […]