Telenor addresses underage labour, corruption and site fatalities

At a sustainability briefing yesterday – the third given by the Norwegian operator, which is the only telco to hold a public event discussing these issues – Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg covered major risks in the telecoms sector ranging from land issues to health and safety concerns. And though the company has taken measures […]

Myanmar mobile growth beats expectations with 18.1m active users

Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile market expanded to at least 18.1 million active users by the end of March 2015, more than double the figure reported a year ago and up from an estimated 4.4 million subscribers in March 2013. Until August 2014 the market was served by a single state-owned provider, Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT), […]

Mobile data users reaches 3 mln in 2014

The number of mobile data users has increased steadily since 2011 and is approaching 3 million this year, according to the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT). Mobile users can order data services via SMS to receive internet on their phone, a process which once required filling out multiple forms at the MPT offices in person. […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s telecom dividend

Myanmar starts to see the development of its telecom sector after decades of inactivity, the investments by multinational businesses are creating an opportunity for new jobs for skilled Myanmar workers, especially those who have some kind of experience abroad. Telenor of Norway and Ooredoo of Qatar have promised to fill many job opportunities, and their […]

Thailand’s True in talks to operate mobile service in Myanmar

BANGKOK/YANGON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Thailand’s True Corp Pcl is in talks with Myanmar’s Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) on jointly starting mobile phone operations in Myanmar, a senior True executive said on Wednesday. “We are in the process of negotiating with YTP. If successful, we need to seek approval from True Corp’s board and then we […]

Myanmar offers losers in mobile licence contest second chance

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Mobile phone companies that lost out in the race for two mobile phone licences in Myanmar are being invited to pitch for a stake in what is one of the world’s last major untapped markets – alongside state […]

China’s Huawei market leader in mobile handset in Myanmar

Chinese telecom companies are enthusiastic about Myanmar’s efforts to boost its underdeveloped telecom market, said a high-level manager at the Myanmar branch of a top Chinese telecom company. “The inflow of top telecom operators from all over the world creates a brilliant opportunity to upgrade the country’s telecom sector,” said Ren Geng, managing director of […]