Winners of 2600MHZ Telecom Spectrum Auction to provide 4G/LTE Service

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The 2600MHZ spectrum allows for the provisioning of broadband data service such as 4G/LTE services. The results of the auction that concluded on 18th October 2016 is listed below:   Regional Lot No. Bidder Name Price USD (Mil) […]

Myanmar’s wireless market heating up

YANGON — Competition in Myanmar’s mobile phone market is getting fierce. With sustained downward pressure on prices, the industry fears it could squeeze itself out of profitability. And things could get worse. Last July, Myanmar’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said it would invite bids for a fourth mobile phone operator’s license. At first, […]

IT firm denies ex-minister’s claims

RedLink, a data communications service provider, has spoken out against comments made by the former information minister Ye Htut regarding tax evasion. It denied Ye Htut’s accusations saying the firm was of good standing and was listed three years in a row for paying extremely high levels of tax. RedLink added that Ye Htut’s claims […]

Carriers soup up networks as new rivals come knocking

Myanmar’s wireless market is embarking on a new chapter, now that the bulk of the country’s population is connected. Norwegian telecom company Telenor runs this cellphone shop in Yangon. The Southeast Asian nation’s mobile penetration rate has shot up from 9% at the end of 2013 to an estimated 70% or so. Auctions for new […]

U Yan Win: After parliament, back to business

The National League for Democracy is the people’s choice, he said at his office in Yangon yesterday. “We have to follow the people’s desire.” Nevertheless, the owner of A1 Group of Companies will have plenty to keep him occupied – with the NLD in power he believes his business prospects are likely to improve. “Our […]

Tender started for fourth mobile licence

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has invited local companies to submit proposals to form a special purpose vehicle and obtain the fourth integrated licence in the country. The winning proposal will ultimately be partnered with a foreign company, and will likely compete head to head against Telenor, Ooredoo and MPT, which have all […]

Local consortium to claim Myanmar’s fourth telco licence

Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) is working with a management committee to form a consortium of local partners, which will bid jointly for Myanmar’s coveted fourth telecommunications operator licence, according to YTP chief executive officer U Shane Thu Aung. After years in which the telecommunications sector was dominated by state-owned monopoly Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), in […]

Telecom licence awardees announced

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has granted communication licences to three telecom companies, according to Than Tun Aung, director-general of the telecommunications directorate. Those licence awardees are KDDI, E-Lite and Yatanarpon Teleport companies. A total of 50 local and foreign companies have applied to the directorate of telecommunications for communication-related services such as […]

Telenor faces Vietnam’s Viettel JV challenge in Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar, saddled with mammoth task of creating infrastructure for mobile services across Myanmar, faces yet another challenge from cash-rich Viettel — Vietnam’s state-owned telecom company — moving ahead to form a joint venture with Myanmar’s Yatanarpon Teleport. Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg said the company always knew Myanmar would be challenging because it had […]

Ooredoo is facing a new competitor in Myanmar

The upcoming launch of a fourth mobile phone operator in Myanmar means a new challenge for Qatar’s telecom group Ooredoo which is currently building up a nation-wide network in the country seen as one of the world’s last telecoms frontiers, with Telenor and incumbent Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) as its current competitors. News broke […]