Telenor Myanmar snaps up 1800MHz spectrum

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor Myanmar has confirmed that it has purchased a twelve-year licence for a 2×10MHz block of spectrum in the 1800MHz band. The frequencies were priced at USD80 million with Telenor paying USD32 million up front, with the remainder to follow between the second and fourth year of the licence term. The cellco acquired […]

Myanmar boosts satellite connectivity with Hughes, AsiaSat, Intelsat deals

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has signed an agreement with Intelsat to use two of its satellites to aid the expansion of wireless networks. Under the terms of the deal, the MoTC will use C-band satellite services on Intelsat 902 and Ku-band services on Intelsat 906 for VSAT and cellular backhaul services. Commenting […]

KDDI to help run MPT operations in Myanmar

State-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) is set to sign a partnership agreement with Japanese operator KDDI by the end of this month which will see the Japanese firm taking control of MPT’s day-to-day operations. The Myanmar Times quotes Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) official U Than Tun Aung as saying: ‘The process […]