KDDI Brings Japanese Telecoms Technology & Know-how to Myanmar

TOKYO, Jul 5, 2018 – (ACN Newswire) – KDDI CORPORATION is implementing telecoms business operations in Myanmar, together with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). As smartphones come into widespread use in Myanmar, demand for social networking services (SNS), video sharing services and content use is increasing. MPT has been offering LTE+ high-speed […]

Government to collect tax to fund telecoms in rural areas

Funds will be collected from a tax on telecoms operators starting in June to extend the telecommunications network to remote areas of the country that do not yet have access, said an official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Telecommunications Law, section 54 states that the ministry can establish and supervise a Universal […]

Yangon Heartz plans ‘smart city’

With Myanmar’s technology revolution in full swing, one Yangon-based ICT consultant is planning to push the boundaries further with a “smart city” project that will include a research and development centre for new technologies. Telecoms and IT solutions provider Yangon Heartz is looking for local or international partners to build the project at an estimated […]

Foreign firms take aim at Myanmar’s 4th licence, despite risks

Seven foreign companies have submitted applications to enter Myanmar’s fast-growing telecoms market as the government moves forward on plans to award a fourth mobile licence this year. The companies, which the government did not name, are keen to take a piece of the country’s lucrative mobile segment, which has expanded from 15 million connections to […]

Telenor to Spend $75m to Expand 3G Network

Telenor Myanmar will spend $75 million to acquire greater data bandwidth for its internet services from government-run data connections. “Some regions have had difficulty with their internet connections, requiring us to improve and expand our 3G network,” said Petter Furberg, Telenor Myanmar CEO. “When people use a lot of data, customers are switching to other […]

OBG Teams Up with Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd

UK-based publishing firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) has signed a memorandum of understanding on research with law firm Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd to produce the Law Chapter of OBG’s country report for Myanmar in 2016. This is the third time that OBG has teamed up with Kelvin Chia to provide analysis of Myanmar’s legal framework. […]

Aruba to Bring Next-Gen Wireless Networks to Myanmar

California-based Aruba Networks, a provider of network access solutions for mobile enterprises, said it has teamed up with local firm United Distribution Solution Co Ltd to enter Myanmar’s wireless networks market. Aruba, an HP company, said it aims to work with enterprises in Myanmar to build-up and strengthen their wireless networks as it projects “explosive […]

Telecom price war intensifies

The price war in Myanmar’s telecoms industry has intensified as the two foreign players stepped up their efforts to dominate the market with cheaper internet packages. The latest battle took place on May 26 when Qatar’s Ooredoo announced that it would cut its 3G internet charge from Ks10 per MB to Ks6 for non-contract customers. […]

MPT picks up speed in telecoms race

State-owned telco Myanma Posts and Telecommunications lost its monopoly on the telecoms market last year, joining a three-horse race with international entrants Ooredoo and Telenor. As the incumbent, MPT was first out of the starting gate. After signing a partnership with Japan’s KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation, it has quickly moved to modernise its operations […]

Telenor absorbs commercial top-up tax

Telenor absorbs commercial top-up tax Telenor has been subsididing a 5 percent commercial tax on telecoms since its launch, according to Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg. An update to Myanmar’s commercial tax law took telecoms off a list of services exempt from the 5pc tax on April 1, according to Mr Furberg. While Telenor complied […]