Competition among telcos leading to better pricing in Myanmar

After emerging from state-owned monopoly, Myanmar’s telecommunications sector is now a growing market for four competitors: state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecom (MPT), Norway-based Telenor, Qatar-based Oredoo, and MyTel, a partnership of local and foreign entities. The number of mobile-phone users in Myanmar now totals 56.8 million. Of this number MPT has 22 million subscribers, Telenor […]

Vietnam MyTel stuns rivals in Myanmar with half-price blitz

Mytel captures 4% market share in two months since debut YANGON — Myanmar’s mobile phone market has seen a rapid shift in market share with the arrival of newcomer Mytel, which has offered cutthroat discounts that have won the hearts of the nation’s users. Supported by its powerful Vietnamese parent Viettel Group, the new entry […]

Mytel: Standardized Local Calling Rates to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia

Fulfilling its commitment to make a positive impact on customer satisfaction, Mytel has worked on special rate for roaming with leading telecommunication companies in Vietnam (Viettel), Laos (Unitel) and Cambodia (Metfone). Mytel roaming charges the same for local Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia calls and roaming calls to and from Myanmar. This will allow Mytel to charge the same […]

MyTel has invested $1b in Myanmar network

Myanmar’s newest mobile operator MyTel has already invested $1 billion in its nationwide operations, and plans to invest $2 billion within its 15-year license period. The operator, a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel, government-led Star High Public Company and a group of local technology companies, has deployed more than 5,000 base stations since securing Myanmar’s […]

Mytel says it’s pumped $1 billion into boosting nationwide operations

The country’s fourth and newest telecommunications operator, Mytel, has invested over US$1 billion (K1.38 trillion) in capital expenditure to boost infrastructure and improve service, U Zaw Min Oo, the company’s chief of external relations, told reporters at a news briefing. He said the company, which plans to invest US$2 billion within its 15-year license period, […]

Viettel signs up 1m subscribers in Myanmar in first 10 days

Mytel, the Viettel-owned mobile operator in Myanmar, has signed up more than a million subscribers in just 10 days since it officially began operations. There are several reasons for this achievement, including the fact the company had set up the most extensive telecom infrastructure in Myanmar even before starting operations. It has laid 30,000km of […]

Can Myanmar support 5 mobile players?

In the four years since the Myanmar government opened up the mobile industry to outside competition, the nation has experienced an economic revival across many sectors driven, in part, by its vastly improved communications network. Mobile penetration (based on unique users) jumped from 12 per cent in the middle of 2014 (about the same level […]

Launch of satellite mobile backhaul network based on Newtec Dialog® platform

Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – today announced it is enabling Communication & Commerce (Com & Com) to launch a mobile backhaul network for Telecom International Myanmar Company Limited’s brand Mytel, Myanmar’s fourth and most-recent mobile operator, a joint venture by government-owned Star High Public […]

Vietnamese telecom company introduces unbelievable 4G service in “Golden Pagoda” country

HCM CITY — In 2016, when Wai Zin Min was 20, his country went through an event that would change its history: the US lifted its two-decade-old embargo on Myanmar. Wai Zin Min was a student at a top university in Myanmar and understood that the lifting of the embargo would change not only his […]

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 […]