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 […]

Myanmar’s fourth telco gets licence at last

At long last Myanmar’s fourth telecoms operator has its licence, but the brand name under which it will operate remains under wraps and the firm will only begin providing services in 2018, according to its external relations officer. The Ministry of Transport and Communication formally awarded the firm – Myanmar National Tele & Communications (MNTC) […]

Fourth Telco Hoping to Get Licence for Christmas

​​ The director of one of 11 local firms that will form part of Myanmar’s long-awaited fourth telecom operator says the consortium will receive its telecoms licence next week. A year has passed since the government announced a tender for a fourth operator, which Vietnam defence ministry owned-firm Viettel won through dint of being the […]

Ooredoo to roll out next-gen internet service

Yangon and Mandalay will see fourth-generation (4G) services before the rest of the country, as a nationwide rollout would require more spectrum, Ooredoo CEO Rene Meza told The Myanmar Times yesterday. Mobile operators in the market have said that the country’s migration to 4G hinges upon the availability of spectrum – a limited resource divided […]

Viettel picked for fourth telecoms tie-up with military partner

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence. Viettel, which is owned by Vietnam’s defence […]

New spectrum auction ‘rushed’: Telenor, Ooredoo

Myanmar telecoms companies have been waiting for more spectrum – but an announcement about an upcoming auction has raised concerns, as there is no finalised plan for how it will be managed. The government released a draft version of its Spectrum Roadmap early this month, at nearly the same time it posted information about a […]