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 in other countries, said U Aung Maw, MPT managing director.

“We have signed an agreement with Orange Telecom and have already started this roaming service to foreign countries since the Southeast Asian Games [last month]. Orange will extend the roaming service to more countries. It is likely to have roaming service worldwide,” U Aung Maw said.

Profits from the December 20 deal will be shared between Orange and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, he added.

The first stage of the agreement allows reciprocal roaming opportunities with 64 operators from 33 countries, including ASEAN nations.

In November, SingTel announced international roaming services in Myanmar for SMS text messages only.

Source: Myanmar Times

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