How will the entry of two telcos affect Myanmar citizens?

The awarding of two new telecom licenses is a watershed in Myanmar’s road to modernization. It is expected to bring competition and innovation to an otherwise sleepy telecom sector that has been a disappointment to the Myanmar people and a drag on the economy for many years. Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Yatanarpon will […]

Myanmar awards telco licences to Telenor and Ooredoo

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list After months of hard work, speculation and almost disappointment – the winners of the 2 telco licences have been announced by Myanmar Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. What is remarkable is that both Norway’s Telenor and Qatar Telecom (now known as Ooredoo) are 100% foreign owned companies […]

George Soros among 22 bidders vying for telco licence in Myanmar

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Quantum Strategic Partners whose principal adviser is Soros Fund Management has teamed up with Digicel Group Limited and YSH Finance to enter into the battle for the telco licence. “It’s quite a big opportunity,” Digicel spokeswoman Antonia Graham told AFP. “We are looking at an initial project […]