How Mytel is Set to Shake Up Myanmar’s Telecoms Sector

​​ The entrance of a new operator to Myan­mar’s telecoms sec­tor has brought a wave of new investment and heightened competition to an already crowded mar­ket, promising expanded service options and lower pricing for consumers. In mid-January the telecoms regulator, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, for­mally issued the country’s fourth nationwide tel­ecommunications licence (NTL) […]

New Myanmar telecom plans 5,000 base stations by 2018 debut

Myanmar’s new cellphone carrier will install a network of 5,000 base stations before it commences service in early 2018, the company’s chief external relations officer has told The Nikkei. Zaw Min Oo said Myanmar National Tele & Communications will introduce fourth-generation service as it pursues established carriers such as state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, or […]

‘Mytel’ Plans to Invest $2bn

​​ The fourth telecoms provider, Myanmar National Tele and Communications Co Ltd (MNTC), plans to invest over US$2 billion in its network, it told the press at the Melia Hotel in Yangon on January 14. MNTC was formally granted its telecommunication licence last week, going by the brand name Mytel, with “My” from Myanmar and […]

Foreign investors to be invited to develop ICT City in Yangon

The construction and management of ICT City in Yangon will be carried out by foreign investors, said Myanmar Computer Federation, pioneering the project for software development. “We initially intended to carry out the IT park project but it was too big. So ICT City will be mainly for software development. We will invite foreign investors […]

Myanmar internet down to crawl speed as SEA-ME-WE undersea cable goes for repair

Yangon — Burma’s Internet users should expect delays in establishing connections for a period of about one month, after a disruption occurred with the underwater fiber cable that links the country with international cable networks, Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) announced on Wednesday. “Works are being carried out to repair the fault as quick as […]

Draft telecoms law to ease import scheme

The draft telecommunications bill that will soon be presented to the lower house will include a provision allowing the free import of communication devices exempt from Myanmar’s standard licensing scheme, Myanmar Computer Federation executive committee member Zaw Min Oo today told Mizzima. Under the current telecoms law, importing telecoms devices and equipment required an import license […]

Myanmar Is Ripe to Be Marketing’s New Frontier

A dusty street vendor taps on the taxi window. He’s not peddling flowers along the thoroughfare in Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon. He’s touting homemade copies of the country’s foreign-investment law and import-export regulations. Myanmar is open for business. After two decades of isolating sanctions, this Southeast Asian country represents one of the few places […]