Ooredoo near to covering all of Yangon

Ooredoo’s coverage now extends to 95 percent of Yangon city, Ooredoo Myanmar CEO Ross Cormack announced at a press conference on October 29.

Though a few trouble spots still exist, the company has been working to augment coverage by putting up rooftops and towers, Mr Cormack said.

“We have still work to do in Parami Road on the northeast side of Inya Lake, where you come from Parami round the corner, and in Thaketa, and also on the south side of Shwedagon Pagoda,” he continued. “But those are single locations which we’ll be able to cover in the next few weeks.”

Of Yangon Region’s 44 townships, 39 are blanketed by Ooredoo’s coverage and 25 “are more than 80 percent covered … area-wise”, Mr Cormack said.

Meanwhile in Bago Region, the telco’s coverage stretches to 15 of 28 townships, with four blanketed 80pc or more by area, he added.

The company also claims “continuous 3G coverage” on the highway to Mandalay, in which division 17 out of 28 townships are covered and 12 have 80pc or more of their areas covered.

“If you chose to get in your car and drive from [Yangon] to Nay Pyi Taw and then all the way up the highway to Mandalay, you have continuous 3G coverage apart from a tiny gap,” Mr Cormack said. “This is a first in Myanmar.”

Ooredoo will fill the last coverage gap on the highway with two base stations in Myit Son Gyi village, Kyaukse township, Mandalay Region, by the end of the year.


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