Myanmar Grants 123 Licenses to Telecoms Companies Since 2015

Myanmar authori­ties issued a to­tal of 123 licens­es to companies in the booming telecommuni­cations sector in the past two years, official media reported last week. The licenses were grant­ed to 85 foreign and 38 lo­cal companies by the Post and Telecommunications Department. They cov­ered business activities including network facili­ties services, application services and nationwide telecoms […]

Foreign investment booms in Myanmar telecoms

Overseas companies spent big on building mobile phone infrastructure in Myanmar over the past year, while they took a break from exploring oil and gas. Foreign investment in Myanmar’s transportation and telecommunications sectors surged to $3.08 billion for the year ended March, a 60% jump. In contrast, spending in the gas and oil industry — […]

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Greenlee said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar’s leap in the telecommunications sector would fuel the firm’s growth in the nation. “It is the first time that subscription video on demand [SvoD] service is available in Myanmar. So, we have set a benchmark again. We expect to be highly successful,” she said. “Myanmar is the […]

MPT to Enter Nascent Mobile Money Sector ‘This Year’

​​ State-backed telco Myanma Post and Telecommunica­tions (MPT), plans to launch its own mobile money services this year which would put it in di­rect competition with Tel­enor’s Wave Money, and Ooredoo, who are soon to unveil their own mo­bile money service, in the country’s fledgling mobile financial services sector, the head of MPT Mobile Money […]

MPT chooses Gemalto services to enrich Myanmar customers’ mobile experience

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, and MPT, the country’s no.1 Telecom operator serving 23 million[1] mobile subscribers, are extending their partnership. MPT has acquired Gemalto’s Device Management and Advanced Over-The-Air (AOTA), in a bid to strengthen the relationship with its subscribers and expand its service portfolios. As the fourth[2] fastest-growing […]

New Myanmar telecom plans 5,000 base stations by 2018 debut

Myanmar’s new cellphone carrier will install a network of 5,000 base stations before it commences service in early 2018, the company’s chief external relations officer has told The Nikkei. Zaw Min Oo said Myanmar National Tele & Communications will introduce fourth-generation service as it pursues established carriers such as state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, or […]

SEA mobile market update: Malaysia falls, Myanmar booms

The close of 2016 saw a number of significant shifts in operator rankings across many countries in Southeast Asia. The biggest change was in the Philippines, where Globe Telecom moved ahead of incumbent Smart after adding more than 10 million connections and expanding its market share by 4 percentage points to lead with a 52 […]

Foreign telecoms investment reaches $2.8bn

Foreign investment in the telecoms sector has exceeded US$2.8 billion over the past two years, boosting the country’s economy, according to the first Myanmar Mobile Symposium. The event attracted about 200 representatives from the telecommunication sector to the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. It was jointly organised by the three telecom operators, […]

Viettel entering mature Myanmar mobile market

Myanmar’s telecoms sector became one of the fastest growing in the world since it was opened up to foreign competition in late 2013, when Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo won mobile licences to compete alongside state-owned incumbent MPT. The country had roughly 51 million mobile connections at the end of last year, up from around […]

Mobile Marketing opportunities in Myanmar

In 2013, only seven per cent of Myanmar’s population owned a mobile phone. Three years later, some 85 per cent of the country’s citizens own handsets. Myanmar is now representing a user base of more than 46 million subscribers, according to the latest research by BuddeComm, an Australian specialist telecoms research company. According to the […]