Myanmar: The New Hotbed for Satellite

The stunning landscape of Myanmar hides a tempestuous past that features its struggle for independence and eventual democracy. In 2010, the country sat on the cusp of massive change when the military junta handed over power. After 48 years of oppressive rule, a metamorphosis is occurring across the country. The daily lives of Myanmar’s 51.4 […]

Foreign telecoms investment reaches $2.8bn

Foreign investment in the telecoms sector has exceeded US$2.8 billion over the past two years, boosting the country’s economy, according to the first Myanmar Mobile Symposium. The event attracted about 200 representatives from the telecommunication sector to the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. It was jointly organised by the three telecom operators, […]

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) […]

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. […]