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Telenor Myanmar to expand 4G network, human capitalCorporate

In respond to the constraints of mobile data availability beyond the major cities in Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar will continue to expand its 4G rollout and the company’s teams of representatives, said chief executive Sharad Mehrotra. Mehrotra said at the 6th Sustainable Business Briefing on Friday that the firm would focus on improving mobile connectivity through […]

Vietnam’s Viettel announces business strategy for Myanmar operations

Vietnam’s Viettel Group unveiled on Monday the business strategy for Mytel, its Myanmar-based telecom company, which will begin operations this Saturday, June 9. Mytel will focus on the data segment and new digital services, with D-A-T-A being its motto. “[This] stands for D-igital & new services, A-dvanced technology, T-rustworthy, A-ffordable & various services,” the company […]

Telenor gears up to offer a Myanmar record for data speeds

AS MOBILE data consumption in Myanmar soars to some of the highest levels in the world, Telenor Myanmar plans to offer its subscribers a record speed for the country of 1 gigabyte per second (Gbps) in the near future, said Lars Erik Tellmann, the firm’s chief executive officer. Tellmann said at a press briefing on […]

Mytel to sell SIM cards in early 2018

With construction of a mobile network now more than 50 per cent completed, Mytel, the fourth telecom operator, is planning to start selling SIM cards in early 2018. Mytel said its objective is to provide the best Internet services at a fair price. The company’s Myanmar headquarters is located in Yangon and it has opened […]

MPT has Myanmar’s fastest mobile speeds

Myanmar’s MPT has the fastest internet speeds among the nation’s major mobile operators, according to a new report from Ookla’s Speedtest service. An analysis of the results of user-initiated tests over the Speedtest Android and iOS mobile apps indicates that MPT had an overall speed score of 11.45 during the first half of the year. […]

Telenor mobile network opens in Dawei, Taninthayi Region

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 […]

YTP in talks for Vietnamese partnership

The fourth mobile operator set for Myanmar is close to finalising partnership talks with Vietnam’s military-run Viettel , according to Reuters news agency. In November the firm had said it planned to partner with an unnamed Myanmar firm with an investment of US$800 million. Partnering with Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) is seen as the last way […]

Telenor Myanmar SIMs will work in five neighbouring countries

Telenor Myanmar SIM cards will work in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Thailand, a spokesperson for the company told Mizzima on October 8. Ko Soe Thu Tun, information officer for Telenor Myanmar told Mizzima added that they were currently testing the network in Yangon and would soon release SIM cards in Myanmar’s most populous city. […]

Telenor uncovers child labour usage in Myanmar network build

Telenor discovered that contractors constructing its new mobile network in Myanmar have been using child labour to develop base station sites in advance of the operator’s launch of commercial services in the country in September. In a presentation on Telenor’s Myanmar sustainability update, the company said it found three incidents of child labour being used […]

Oredoo plans to sell 1 million handsets this year

Ooredoo Myanmar plans to sell 1 million premium handsets with a price tag starting at US$50 apiece this year, executives at the company said. It has signed agreements with HTC and Samsung to make handsets, and has a memorandum of understanding with Huawei Company for a mobile network. Than Tun Aung, a director at the […]