The Telenor mobile network has been made available for use in Dawei, Taninthayi Region, but not in Chin State or Rakhine State, according to the Telenor Myanmar Company.
Right now, the Telenor mobile network, which has over ten million users, can be used in 12 out of the 14 regions and states in Myanmar.
The Telenor mobile network is available in Mandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Ayeyawady, Magway, Kayin, Mon, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Taninthayi and Nay Pyi Taw. The company is preparing to expand to Chin State and Rakhine State at a later date.
The Telenor network opened in Dawei with 16 towers and in Taninthayi with 60 towers, and SIM cards have sold out in over 900 outlets.
“The Telenor network can be used in Dawei, Taninthayi Region. It cannot be used in Chin State and Rakhine State. We are trying to expand the network to these two. Currently, we have 811 towers in Yangon and 521 in Mandalay. In addition to expanding towers in urban regions, we are implementing small towers for a better mobile network,” said Petter Furberg, the CEO of Telenor Myanmar.
Right now, the mobile network covers 50 per cent of densely populated areas with over 2,000 towers.
“Myanmar is number three in the world in terms of its mobile usage increase rate. In Myanmar, 70 per cent of mobile users are smart phone users. By our estimation, 55 per cent are internet users. Now, everyone can use the internet, as the price is low,” Mr Furberg added.
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