Telenor to Launch 4G/LTE Services in Yangon After Securing 1800MHz Spectrum

Telenor’s CEO has said Myanmar’s 4G/Long- T erm Evolution (LTE) services will be ‘among’ the best in the region, after the telco announced it will begin the rollout of its 4G/LTE services in Yangon “soon”.

The Norway-backed telco announced in May that it was allocated 2 x 10 megahertz blocks of neutral spectrum in the 1800 megahertz frequency band, at a cost of $80 million for 12 years.

The newly acquired spectrum will enable Tel­enor to rollout 4G/LTE services in major cities across the country, which carries speeds up to 10 times that of conventional 3G networks, read a com­pany press release.

“The rapid deployment of 4G/LTE services will elevate Myanmar to be among the best in this region, and further ac­celerates the adoption of multimedia-rich digital services for communica­tions, commerce, educa­tion, and entertainment,” said Lars Erik Tellmann, Chief Executive Officer of Telenor.

“With 1800 MHz spec­trum, we now are set up to provide customers with a richer internet experience with superior download speeds, smoother high-definition video streams, lag-free gaming, a strong­er social media experi­ence, and more consist­ent performance in peak hours, among others,” he said.

“We are in the midst of enabling 4G/LTE on 1800 MHz on our network, and hope to expand services to more cities and towns in coming months – includ­ing an impending launch of 4G/LTE in Yangon very soon!”

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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