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After the gold rush, fierce competition in Myanmar’s telecoms sector

Five years after the government liberalised Myanmar’s telecom sector, there is now fierce competition between four operators. That’s great for consumers, who enjoy the lowest data rates in Southeast Asia – but not so much for the companies that have invested in licence fees and infrastructure. OOREDOO provides “Myanmar’s fastest mobile network”, while Telenor owns […]

Military-Backed Mytel Announces Successful Test of 5G Service

YANGON—Mytel, the telecom venture between the Myanmar and Vietnamese militaries, and the fourth telecom operator to be established in the country, has tested Myanmar’s first 5G service using technology developed by China’s Huawei. According to Mytel, Huawei’s 5G NR technology will provide significantly increased capacity, lower latency (or delays in sending data) and faster download […]

MyTel anticipating 5G rollout next year if granted licence

Telecom International Myanmar Co Ltd (MyTel), a joint venture between Myanmar and Vietnam launched in June last year, can roll out 5G services next year if the spectrum license is granted. The company made a test-run of the 5G service on July 31 where a speed of 1.6 Gpbs was recorded compared to the 4G […]

FastGo – The new comer in Myanmar Ride Haling industry is now giving big promotion campaigns

The new player – FastGo from Vietnam was introduced to Myanmar at the end of 2018 together with local partner AsiaSun Group. They’re offering very difference services charge model compare to others. They said they’re now giving free of services charges for all driver from 6 to 12 months to experience their services. After the […]

Mytel reaches five million subscribers in Myanmar

Mytel – Viettel’s brand in Myanmar – reached five million subscribers on Thursday just eight months after its launch. Mytel targeted to reach the milestone of 10 million subscribers this year. Viettel officially inaugurated Mytel in Myanmar on June 9, 2018 – its 10th international mobile phone network. Mytel is the fourth largest network provider […]

Vietnam’s Viettel seeks to double Myanmar customer base – CEO

Vietnam’s largest telecommunication company, Viettel, is seeking to double its five million subscribers in Myanmar by the end of the year, its president and chief executive officer Le Dang Dung told Reuters an in interview on Friday. Viettel, whose $1.22 billion unit Viettel Global Investment is trading on the Unlisted Public Company Market, has also […]

Mytel Signs MOU with FastGo Ride Hailing Service

Mytel announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with FastGo, a Vietnamese ride hailing app on December 28, 2018 for the development of demanding ride-hailing services that are expanding in Myanmar. Mytel will be providing 2G/4G mobile services for FastGo drivers and FastGo customers in Myanmar market. Mytel will also be supporting […]

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 […]