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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 Warns Telecoms to Get Proper Permits

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has warned telecommunications companies that have been given licenses to apply for permits when installing equipment or building communications towers in the city. The November 28 announcement in the state newspaper said some companies that have obtained telecommunications licences within YCDC area have set up equipment related to fiber optic […]

 Ooredoo May Cut Prices to Fend off New Mobile Operator – Myanmar CEO

​​ Ooredoo may make its services cheap­er to prevent an in­coming competitor from taking its customers, the head of its Myanmar op­eration has said. The Qatar-based com­pany is ready to do “what­ever it takes” when Myan­mar’s fourth telco operator enters the market later this year, Ooredoo’s CEO for Myanmar, Rene Meza, told Myanmar Business Today. […]

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) […]

Fourth Telco Hoping to Get Licence for Christmas

​​ The director of one of 11 local firms that will form part of Myanmar’s long-awaited fourth telecom operator says the consortium will receive its telecoms licence next week. A year has passed since the government announced a tender for a fourth operator, which Vietnam defence ministry owned-firm Viettel won through dint of being 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 […]