Myanmar Is Next Vietnam With 10% Growth: British Diplomat

Myanmar could be the next Vietnam or Thailand, with the economy having the potential of growing as much as 10 percent, a senior British diplomat said. The Southeast Asian nation, which is opening its economy to investors after decades of military rule, has to overcome challenges including a shortage of power supply, lack of policy […]

Liberalisation of Telecom Sector Contributed to Myanmar’s Economic Growth

​​ An expert symposium held on 12 January in Myanmar’s capital, attributed the liberalisation of the Telecommunications industry in Myanmar for the many positive contributions to the growth of country’s economy. With more than USD 2.8 billion investment in just two years from countries including Japan, Norway and Qatar, the telecommunications sector is one of […]

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) […]

Airtel Investing in Cable to Myanmar

​​ India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel has announced it is investing in a new fiber cable between India and Myanmar. The operator plans to use the new fiber asset to offer end-to-end connectivity solutions in the Myanmar market, India’s Economic Times reported. The 6,500km terrestrial cable will connect to Airtel’s landing stations in Chennai on the […]

Myanmar Plans 1800-MHz Auction in March

Myanmar plans to hold an auction for 1800-MHz spectrum in March next year, some three months later than initially expected. The Ministry of Transport and Communications will allocate spectrum to allow operators Telenor Myanmar, Ooredoo Myanmar and MPT to expand their 4G networks, the Myanmar Times reported. The report cites the ministry’s deputy director of posts and […]

Wave Money Set for Ambitious Growth in Myanmar

WAVE MONEY, the first company to be awarded a licence under Myanmar’s mobile financial services regulations, is planning for ambitious growth in the country, according to Vibeke Siljan Krohn, the firm’s head of sales, marketing and distribution. Krohn said the company was focused on the mass market with the goal of providing mobile financial services […]

Telenor Myanmar sees solid growth

TELENOR Myanmar has declared continued investment as the company enters its third year of operations in the country. Under its projections, the number of telecom towers will rise from 6,400 at present to 10,000 by 2018. At present, 300 are located in Yangon. Two years ago, the company started operations with only 68 towers in […]

Bandwidth Tender Suspended Again

The tender for a 2600MHz licence has been suspended yet again due to objections from two major telco players, Ooredoo and Telenor. “We will call tender for two types of frequencies. 2600MHz will be offered first, then 1800MHz will be next. Any spectrum licence holder can apply for 2600MHz. Detailed information will be released soon,” […]

Telenor’s customer expansion slows in Q2 results

Telenor Myanmar’s subscriber count grew to 16.9 million customers, the company announced yesterday, with new users coming to the Norwegian mobile operator at their slowest-ever rate. The company’s revenue expansion also slowed compared to last quarter, against a backdrop of fierce competition in the local telecoms market. Telenor brought in 1.4 million new subscribers over […]

4G services launched in Myanmar

COMPETITION in Myanmar’s telecom industry is as fierce as ever with two foreign players launching 4G services to cope with increasing data demand in the country. Telenor Myanmar last week launched a 4G service in Nay Pyi Taw, nearly two months after Ooredoo Myanmar offered the technology in the capital city along with Yangon and […]