Liberalisation of Telecom Sector Contributed to Myanmar’s Economic Growth

​​ An expert symposium held on 12 January in Myanmar’s capital, attributed the liberalisation of the Telecommunications industry in Myanmar for the many positive contributions to the growth of country’s economy. With more than USD 2.8 billion investment in just two years from countries including Japan, Norway and Qatar, the telecommunications sector is one of […]

Viettel picked for fourth telecoms tie-up with military partner

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 ministry, was one of seven foreign companies […]

MPT, JTEC Joint Venture signs contract for communications network improvement.

A CONTRACT for consulting services was signed yesterday between Myanma Posts and Telecommunications- MPT, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and JTEC Joint Venture for the Communications Network Improvement Project. The communications network improvement project will be implemented by the Japanese government’s Japanese International Cooperation Agency-JICA ODA loan and expansion of transmission networks between […]

New spectrum auction ‘rushed’: Telenor, Ooredoo

Myanmar telecoms companies have been waiting for more spectrum – but an announcement about an upcoming auction has raised concerns, as there is no finalised plan for how it will be managed. The government released a draft version of its Spectrum Roadmap early this month, at nearly the same time it posted information about a […]

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications to invite open tender for Communications Equipments and Construction of Service quarter building; Closing Date: November 10th, 2014

Invitation to Open Tender for Tender 2014-B-OVS Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology invite open tender for Purchasing of Communications Equipments and Construction of Service quarter building that are described in the below table.   Sr Description Qty 1 100G DWDM Equipment with ADM (Turn-Key) 2 Sets 2 Rectifier 48 […]

MPT, KDDI to sign operating agreement

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications and Japanese telecom firm KDDI will tomorrow sign a joint operating agreement, sources have confirmed. The long-delayed deal is part of efforts to overhaul the state operator and prepare it for new competition from both local and foreign operators, including Telenor and Ooredoo. As The Myanmar Times has previously reported, the […]

Govt aims to formalise phone imports

The vast majority of mobile phones brought into Myanmar – including iPhone or Samsung Galaxy-series handsets – do not follow correct import procedures, said Minister of Commerce U Win Myint. About 98 to 99 percent of all imported handsets are brought in without import licences, with only about 200,000 licences being issued for about 10 […]

Invitation to Open Tender for Tender 2014-A-OVS, Closing Date 10th July, 2014

1. Myanma Posts and Telecommunications(MPT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology invite open tender for Purchasing of Communications Equipments and Construction of service quarter building that are described in the below table. Sr Description Qty Remark 1 IGW Softswitch Expansion Equipments 1 Lot Foreign Currency 2 Primary Reference Clock 1 Set Kyats 3 70 KVA […]

MPT to add international roaming service in 31 countries

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications will extend its services to 31 foreign countries for both its GSM and WCDMA networks as of July 2, according to a report on MRTV yesterday. “International outbound roaming (IOR) will be available in 31 countries. The service will be available both for both prepaid and post-paid phone users. Prepaid mobile […]

YTP hunting for partners as private launches get close

Yatanarpon Teleport public company (YTP) is still negotiating a potential partnership with foreign firms, according to CEO U Shane Thu Aung. As one of four firms to be licensed to provide mobile coverage in Myanmar, YTP began negotiations with Thailand’s True at the end of 2013 but has since widened its discussions, he said. “We […]