Myanmar invites bids for fourth operator

Myanmar invited local firms to step forward for a fourth mobile licence in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. In a two-stage process, local public companies with registered capital of at least $2.3 billion are invited to state their …

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Asia Briefs: MPT to expand Myanmar network with Japanese funding, China Telecom plans VoLTE in 2017 & more

MPT to expand network with funding from Japanese partners Myanmar’s state-owned operator plans to expand its network by increasing the number of base stations from 2,000 to 5,000 by Q2 next year. Its Japanese partners KDDI and Sumitomo will contribute …

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Myanmar’s MPT cuts voice rates to maintain lead

Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) has slashed the price of voice calls from MMK35 (almost 3 cents) to MMK23 (2 cents) a minute, putting pressure on its two foreign rivals Ooredoo and Telenor, which launched services less than a year …

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Myanmar’s newcomers kick off data price war

Myanmar’s hyper-competitive mobile market is even more fierce after Ooredoo introduced a promo offering data at MMK6 (less than half a cent) per megabyte and Telenor responding with an MMK5 per megabyte rate just hours later. Ooredoo earlier this week …

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Myanmar’s YTP looks for local partners to bid for 4th licence

Myanmar’s Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP), a state-owned ISP, is looking to form a consortium of local partners to bid for the country’s fourth mobile licence, its CEO told the Myanmar Times. The Times quoted YTP boss U Shane Thu Aung as stating: …

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Vietnam’s Viettel plans $800M investment in Myanmar

Vietnam’s Viettel Global plans to invest $800 million to set up operations in Myanmar, which has just opened to foreign competition with the entry of Ooredoo and Telenor this year. State-owned Viettel, which participated in Myanmar’s auction last year along …

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