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 […]

Ooredoo and Nokia Enter in a Partnership, Introducing IoT Services to Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar and Nokia have agreed to enter into a partnership to introduce first ever Internet of Things (IoT) services platform in the country. The platform will allow its customers, especially in enterprise and government sectors to build customized solutions to streamline and govern their respective operations on a real time basis. Not only this, […]

Myanmar’s two newest telcos ready to roll out 4G

MyTel and Amara Communications, the newest entrants to the Myanmar telecoms market, have announced its plans for the deployment of 4G. MyTel, the fourth mobile operator, recently announced that its 4G network is ready to launch during a ceremony at which the operator completed the first calls on the system, between government officials in Vietnam […]

Ooredoo Myanmar aims to lead data market

OOREDOO Myanmar will continue its 4G rollout to become the leader in Myanmar’s data market after becoming the nation’s first telecom operator to provide 4G services last year. It plans to introduce the first 4G Pro network early next year, according to VikramSinha, the firm’s chief executive. The upgraded 4G Pro network is designed to […]

Myanmar’s telco revolution opens new chapter

YANGON — Myanmar is three years into a telecoms boom that has changed the physical and technological landscape of the country with unparalleled speed. Since the sector was opened to foreign competition in 2014, thousands of mobile towers have sprung up around the country and more than 30,000km of fiber cable has been connected. Mobile […]

Mobile operators join war on cash

WHILE Myanmar is still a cash-dominated society, the nation’s three telecommunications operators are trying to change that as they vie for the lead in the country’s nascent mobile financial market. Vikram Sinha, acting CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, announced on Thursday the launch of M-Pitesan, a product that allows mobile users to enjoy instant money transfers […]

Myanmar telecom competition heats up with 4G push

MYANMAR’S three telecommunications operators, buoyed by the burgeoning ranks of smartphone users, have intensified their efforts to provide 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services with the sales hook of faster data connections. Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the nation’s leading telecommunications operator, on Monday launched Myanmar’s fastest data service, dubbed LTE+, with the 1.8GHz spectrum that was recently […]

Ooredoo Switches Creative Agency in Myanmar

The client had selected TBWA Thailand as its creative agency and Phibious for digital duties in January 2016, but called another pitch in November last year. Havas Riverorchid, TBWA and Phibious competed for the account, which Phibious won, taking over creative duties starting in May. The contract runs for two years. Phibious also remains responsible […]

Myanmar Allocates 1.8GHz Spectrum with $80m Price Point

Myanmar’s four operators have each been allocated 2x40MHz blocks of technology neutral spectrum in the 1.8GHz band by the country’s Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD). The department has set the price of a 2x10MHz block at $80 million through a direct allocation method. If an operator chooses to acquire the airwaves they will be required […]