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MyTel enters Myanmar’s telecoms mart

Mytel Company, Myanmar’s fourth operator announced on Thursday that they started selling SIM cards in Nay Pyi Taw, eastern Bago and Kayin State on March 15. “A key point of our launch plan has always been a focus on more rural areas, and the provinces away from large cities like Yangon and Mandalay. We are […]

Myanmar’s two newest telcos ready to roll out 4G

MyTel and Amara Communications, the newest entrants to the Myanmar telecoms market, have announced its plans for the deployment of 4G. MyTel, the fourth mobile operator, recently announced that its 4G network is ready to launch during a ceremony at which the operator completed the first calls on the system, between government officials in Vietnam […]

Experts urge soil tests to help buildings survive earthquake

Geology and construction experts are urging building companies to conduct soil tests before erecting buildings to ensure safety amid increasing earthquakes. Government data show that over 60 earthquakes struck Myanmar in 2017 and about 40 the year before. U Saw Htwe Zaw, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), said that under the country’s […]

MIC issues 13 new business permits in August, including one for beer

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved the issuance of 13 permits, including one for a beer joint venture in Mandalay. Eight foreign businesses and 5 Myanmar citizen businesses were approved at a recent 12/2017 meeting, according to Deputy Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) U Than Aung Kyaw. This includes […]

Mytel to Target Rural Areas and Compete on Price

​​ Myanmar’s fourth and final telecoms firm – operating under the brand name Mytel – will make use of the AAE-1 submarine cable, infrastructure belonging to state-owned MECtel and try to beat its rivals on services charges, its external relations officer said at press conference last weekend. Mytel is made up of Vietnam defence ministry […]

Fourth telco talks hit sticking points

Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator should have applied for its licence by now, according to a proposed timeline released earlier this year by its joint-venture formation committee. But the parties involved – preferred foreign partner Viettel, government shareholder Star High Public Company Limited and local consortium Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Limited – are still at the […]

Boozy battle-ground: a turf war brews in Myanmar

At a beer station on Bogyoke Aung San Road, servers traipse from table to table, handing mugs of Myanmar Beer to cheroot-smoking men in longyis. Another beer station in Sanchaung township looks almost exactly the same, but with Dagon Beer decorations and brew dripping from the taps. All over Myanmar, domestic brands such as Myanmar […]

Viettel picked for fourth telecoms tie-up with military partner

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence. Viettel, which is owned by Vietnam’s defence […]

Yangon port suffers shortage of palm oil storage space

Due to a shortage of tanks for storing palm oil in the Yangon port, ships carrying palm oil have been forced to wait at the entrance of the port, according to an announcement released by the Myanma Port Authority. “In the 2014-15 fiscal year, private companies imported 502,536 metric tonnes of palm oil on 111 […]

One more Myanmar int’l port terminal put into service in Yangon

One more Myanmar int’l port terminal put into service in Yangon YANGON, March 9 (Xinhua) — A newly-completed international port terminal in Myanmar’s Yangon has been put into service, according to the Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC), which funded the project, on Monday. The newly-opened Ahlone International Port Terminal-1 is close to Yangon downtown area and […]