Fourth telco talks hit sticking points

Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator should have applied for its licence by now, according to a proposed timeline released earlier this year by its joint-venture formation committee. But the parties involved – preferred foreign partner Viettel, government shareholder Star High Public Company Limited and local consortium Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Limited – are still at the […]

Viettel picked for fourth telecoms tie-up with military partner

Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence. Viettel, which is owned by Vietnam’s defence ministry, was one of seven foreign companies […]

Revealed the names of seven foreign applicants for fourth telecoms licence

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Industry sources have confirmed the names of seven companies that sent in non-binding expressions of interest to become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator. The seven companies are Singapore’s Singtel, Hanoi-based Viettel, China Telecom, France’s Free, MTN out of South […]

Resource transparency group accepts Myanmar as candidate

Myanmar was approved as an official “Candidate” country with global resource transparency group Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at its board meeting in Mexico on July 2. Joining the international group has been a public goal of the current Myanmar administration, aiming to increase transparency in a notoriously opaque sector. The EITI is now composed […]