Questions Surround 4th Telecom License, After Military Firm Name Emerges

YANGON — A Ministry of Communications and Information Technology official has denied a report that a military-owned conglomerate has been selected to become Myanmar’s fourth telecom operator, after a state-owned newspaper this week announced that the conglomerate was awarded a mobile phone license. The Mirror, a Burmese-language government mouthpiece, mentioned in an article on Thursday […]

Ooredoo clicks on Microsoft ahead of network launch

As Telecom operator Ooredoo prepares to launch its mobile network here in August it is hyping a slew of new partnerships and deals with global companies that it hopes will give it the edge over its rivals, as well as drum up attention to its service. The latest announcement is a deal with software giant […]

Ooredoo mobile money initiative big help for Myanmar ‘unbanked’

: The announcement of Qatar’s telecom operator to launch a mobile money initiative throughout the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia (Gulf Times reported on May 6) is a big step forward for chronically “underbanked” Myanmar, where around 80% of presumably over 60mn people – currently a census is going on, the first since 1983 […]