Oredoo plans to sell 1 million handsets this year

Ooredoo Myanmar plans to sell 1 million premium handsets with a price tag starting at US$50 apiece this year, executives at the company said.

It has signed agreements with HTC and Samsung to make handsets, and has a memorandum of understanding with Huawei Company for a mobile network.

Than Tun Aung, a director at the Directorate of Telecommunications, said Ooredoo was working with plenty of manufacturers to make handsets for its latest market. He said cheaper phones would not work on its network but that Ooredoo would provide premium handsets at $50 apiece. “Ooredoo will sell premium, quality handsets at a cheap price,” he said.

Ooredoo Myanmar plans to manufacture its own handsets at a low price, said it public relations manager Thiri Kyar Nyo.Demand is high for 3G handsets, with prices ranging from $50 to $100, staff of mobile phone shops said.


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