Myanmar wants mobile user biometrics

People in Myanmar will be required to give their biometric data, including thumbprints, when buying mobile phone services under a controversial government plan to store private information on a central database. A tender document issued last month and seen by The Myanmar Times invites bids for a “national database to store and manage biometric mobile […]

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 […]

Redlink hits back over spectrum auction concerns

While international mobile operators Telenor and Ooredoo have criticised an upcoming spectrum auction for potentially coming ahead of finalised industry guidelines, a major local player has fired back, denying the sale is rushed and suggesting the companies are averse to competition. Multinational telcos Telenor and Ooredoo have raised concerns that selling more spectrum before the […]

Satellite program aims at Myanmar’s skies

A tender for satellite services in Myanmar has reached advanced stages, with the pool of applicants whittled down to four bidders. The bidding process comes as part of a broader national satellite program, with the government aiming to address existing needs in the market and to eventually fill the country’s slot in the sky with […]

Post and Telecommunications Department to invite International Consultant, closing date: 30th June, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Invitation for Expression of Interest for the Position of 1. Consultant to design a postal service policy and a new postal law Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) now invites eligible national and/or international individual consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest to provide hands on provision of Consulting Services […]