How Investors Helped Myanmar Telecoms

In 2010, when Myanmar held historic elections that would reduce the influence of the military and put the country on a path to democratic rule, it was a country that had endured decades of isolation. Less than 3 percent of the populations had mobile phones. This lack of connectivity limited not only access to service […]

The enterprise ICT opportunity for Myanmar telcos

by Sam Deb. With Myanmar’s telecom penetration rate already above 75%, operators should focus on the enterprise segment for continued growth. In the first installment of this three-part report, we look at the growing size of Myanmar’s enterprise sector and the opportunity it presents for telcos  Until recently, operators globally were hardly interested in the […]

Telecom Tax Delayed Until New Gov’t

Finance minister U Win Shein has presented to a union parliamentary meeting a plan to collect commercial tax on every mobile phone top-up credit starting from April 1 when the new government starts their term. The commercial tax on mobile phone users was planned to start in the current government’s term but members of the […]

Novoair starts flight to Yangon

Novoair yesterday started an international flight to Yangon in Myanmar. The airline will run three weekly flights between Dhaka and Yangon on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays with Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, the carrier said in a statement. The airline will charge Tk 22,222 for a two-way ticket, according to the statement. Novoair is also offering a […]

Ooredoo Has Poured $1.4 Billion into Myanmar: CEO

Ooredoo Myanmar’s newly-appointed CEO Rene Meza said that the telecoms firm has invested K1.82 trillion ($1.4 billion) so far in Myanmar, making it the biggest investor in the country’s telecommunications sector. During his first meeting with the media, new CEO Rene Meza shared some business updates including investment in social and community project, network coverage […]

Flexenclosure Receives Multi-million Dollar Data Centre Order in Myanmar

Stockholm-based telecom infrastructure firm Flexenclosure has received a multi-million dollar data centre order from broadband service provider Burst Networks. Under the deal, Flexenclosure will deliver a customised prefabricated modular data centre, its eCentre, for Burst in Myanmar, which is considered one of the fastest growing ICT markets in the world. The eCentre will be built […]

Swedish Firm Gets Second Multi-Million Dollar Order from IGT Myanmar

Swedish telecom infrastructure firm Flexenclosure has received its second multi-million dollar order from tower company Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT). Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and power management systems for the ICT industry, will provide its hybrid power solution, eSite, for 300 telecom sites for IGT around major cities in Myanmar. […]

Telenor Slashes Call Rate amid Stiff Competition

Telenor Myanmar has announced a new reduced tariff plan amid competition from its rival telecom operators in the country. The new “Super Pwar” plan, which became available to all Telenor customers on a subscription basis from August 20, offers voice rates for all calls made between Telenor subscribers at K18 per minute, down from K25 […]

Telenor Tries to Keep Network Operational as Flood Worsens

Telenor Myanmar said it is working closely with tower companies and local relief authorities to ensure their cellular network remains operational in the face of worsening flood conditions in parts of the country. The Norwegian operator announced last week that 41 of the 2,585 sites on Telenor’s network have either been shut down due to […]

Aging Asia Getting Left Behind in Mobile Revolution: Telenor

While mobile internet continues to expand across Asia, a recent research by Telenor Group in four of its regional markets revealed that senior citizens are not fully receiving the benefits of connectivity. The research note, “The unconnected senior citizens of Asia”, draws upon customer data from the Norwegian telecom firm’s four out of six markets […]