4G services launched in Myanmar

COMPETITION in Myanmar’s telecom industry is as fierce as ever with two foreign players launching 4G services to cope with increasing data demand in the country. Telenor Myanmar last week launched a 4G service in Nay Pyi Taw, nearly two months after Ooredoo Myanmar offered the technology in the capital city along with Yangon and […]

15 companies short-listed for Yangon Central Railway Station development tender announced

Myanma Railways has shortlisted 15 firms and joint ventures, including a number of well-known local companies, that responded to an EOI to redevelop Yangon Central Railway Station and the surrounding area in downtown Yangon. This is the railway ministry’s second attempt to tender the project, after an initial tender called in 2014 was cancelled last […]

Ooredoo raises $300 million from IFC, ADB

Ooredoo Myanmar has raised US$300 million through a loan from the Asian Development Bank and International Finance Corporation, to fund the rollout of its network. In an announcement on February 7, the Qatari operator said the ADB and IFC would provide $150 million each, though provided no details of the terms of the financing. Last […]

Overwhelming interest for Yangon Railway Station plot

Yangon – More than 70 local and foreign companies have submitted their expression of interests to develop the land plot surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, according to Myanmar Railways. An anonymous source from the tender scrutinising committee said that their bids would be shortlist and the result would be announced in the second week […]

Rail ministry to repeat aborted tender

The Ministry of Rail Transportation has cancelled a tender to redevelop the area surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, with plans to launch another in the future, according to a statement posted on the Ministry of Information’s web portal late last week. The Yangon Central Railway Station project was to be built on 63 acres […]

Ooredoo, StarHub Join Hands to Provide Data Service

Ooredoo Myanmar has formed a strategic partnership with Singaporean telecommunications firm StarHub to offer data services to companies operating from Myanmar via its international fibre gateway. Both telcos have agreed to collaborate on the provision of international private leased line (IPLC) and managed services (such as IP-VPN) through each telco’s network, leveraging each party’s network […]

Telenor’s Net Monday marks one year at People’s Park

Telenor celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Net Monday events March 9 – a milestone to mark progress in the Norwegian telco’s short history in Myanmar. The company’s Net Monday events started last year before the Telenor network had even launched. Since then, the series has reached 10,000 students from five universities and travelled to […]

Ooredoo rolls out to Mon State

Ooredoo Myanmar has extended their 3G network to more of Myanmar, including townships in Mon State. The Qatar-based telco expanded 3G service to six townships in Mon State: Pound, Mudon, Belin, Mawlamyine, Kyaik Hto, and Thaton. It will roll out to another four townships in the area soon, the company said. The firm also plans […]

Ooredoo Myanmar to fund start-up technology entrepreneurs

Ooredoo Myanmar has announced the incubation programme called “Idea Box” to encourage start-up companies to bring the ICT innovation to the market. Under the programme, Myanmar entrepreneurs will receive up to US$100,000 financial package, including seed capital, training and office space, for up to 6 months. The assistance is designed to remove obstacles for the […]

Ooredoo to Reach 30% of Myanmar’s Population Before the End of September

YANGON — Ooredoo Myanmar has announced it will make mobile phone and internet services available to 30 percent of Myanmar’s population sometime between July and September this year. Ross Cormack, CEO of the Qatari company, told the media on Sunday that the company is building up its mobile phone network and working out how it […]