Myanmar Grants 123 Licenses to Telecoms Companies Since 2015

Myanmar authori­ties issued a to­tal of 123 licens­es to companies in the booming telecommuni­cations sector in the past two years, official media reported last week. The licenses were grant­ed to 85 foreign and 38 lo­cal companies by the Post and Telecommunications Department. They cov­ered business activities including network facili­ties services, application services and nationwide telecoms […]

Myanmar: The New Hotbed for Satellite

The stunning landscape of Myanmar hides a tempestuous past that features its struggle for independence and eventual democracy. In 2010, the country sat on the cusp of massive change when the military junta handed over power. After 48 years of oppressive rule, a metamorphosis is occurring across the country. The daily lives of Myanmar’s 51.4 […]

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Greenlee said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar’s leap in the telecommunications sector would fuel the firm’s growth in the nation. “It is the first time that subscription video on demand [SvoD] service is available in Myanmar. So, we have set a benchmark again. We expect to be highly successful,” she said. “Myanmar is the […]

MPT to Enter Nascent Mobile Money Sector ‘This Year’

​​ State-backed telco Myanma Post and Telecommunica­tions (MPT), plans to launch its own mobile money services this year which would put it in di­rect competition with Tel­enor’s Wave Money, and Ooredoo, who are soon to unveil their own mo­bile money service, in the country’s fledgling mobile financial services sector, the head of MPT Mobile Money […]

Cash Is Our Biggest Competitor, Says Wave Money CEO

​​ Cash is the “biggest competitor” for mobile transaction venture Wave Money as it seeks to overcome My­anmar’s aversion to non-physical money, CEO Brad Jones has said. The entire industry will benefit from increased consumer awareness when new entrants begin offering alternatives to Wave Money, he added. Qatar-based telco op­erator Ooredoo is looking to launch […]

New Myanmar telecom plans 5,000 base stations by 2018 debut

Myanmar’s new cellphone carrier will install a network of 5,000 base stations before it commences service in early 2018, the company’s chief external relations officer has told The Nikkei. Zaw Min Oo said Myanmar National Tele & Communications will introduce fourth-generation service as it pursues established carriers such as state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, or […]

 Ooredoo May Cut Prices to Fend off New Mobile Operator – Myanmar CEO

​​ Ooredoo may make its services cheap­er to prevent an in­coming competitor from taking its customers, the head of its Myanmar op­eration has said. The Qatar-based com­pany is ready to do “what­ever it takes” when Myan­mar’s fourth telco operator enters the market later this year, Ooredoo’s CEO for Myanmar, Rene Meza, told Myanmar Business Today. […]

Viettel-Backed Joint Venture ‘to Invest $2bn in Myanmar’ After Receiving Telecoms License

​​ Vietnamese mili­tary-run Viettel has said its joint venture with two Myan­mar companies will invest a combined $2 billion in Myanmar’s telecoms sec­tor, an increase of $500 million to its original pro­jection. The joint venture of Vi­ettel Global, Viettel’s in­vestment arm, Myanmar National Telecom Hold­ing Public Limited and Star High Public Compa­ny Limited, received My­anmar’s fourth, […]

SEA mobile market update: Malaysia falls, Myanmar booms

The close of 2016 saw a number of significant shifts in operator rankings across many countries in Southeast Asia. The biggest change was in the Philippines, where Globe Telecom moved ahead of incumbent Smart after adding more than 10 million connections and expanding its market share by 4 percentage points to lead with a 52 […]