Telecoms battle to unlock demand in emerging Asia

TOKYO/YANGON — In a tiny village in central Myanmar, about a two-hour drive from the nation’s second largest city Mandalay, electricity does not arrive through power lines. It comes from home generators or solar panels. But that does not stop the locals from charging their smartphones. “How many of you have a mobile phone?” the […]

Yatanarpon Teleport looks for foreign partners

The majority state-owned Yatanarpon Teleport is in discussion with four foreign companies to establish a public – private partnership in the telecommunication sector. Among the companies that have shown interest, True Move from Thailand and Axiata from Malaysia are reported to be favorites. “We haven’t chosen anyone yet. We are now trying to establish Yatanarpon […]

Telecom bidders vie to stand out in Myanmar ‘beauty contest’

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Bidders for telecom licences in Myanmar are stepping up activities in the country in hopes of scoring high in a “beauty contest” being held by consultants hired by the government. The 12 shortlisted candidates were prequalified on April 11. The two successful applicants will be named on June […]

12 firms pre-qualified for Myanmar 2 telco licence

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Out of the 22 applications that were received – the Myanmar’s Ministry of Communication of Post and Telegraph has announced that 12 applicants have been pre-qualified to submit tender for the 2 telco licence. The pre-qualified firms are: Airtel Consortium Axiata Group Berhad Digicel (Soros’ Quantum Strategic Fund […]