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: China Tower to take control of 1M towers, M1 launches VoLTE & more

China Tower to take control of 1M towers China Tower, a joint venture set up last July, will soon take control of almost one million towers owned by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom. A Barclays analyst said the …

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Cambodia’s Metfone takes over 4th-ranked Beeline

Cambodian mobile operator Beeline has been taken over by market leader Metfone, which is run by Vietnam’s military-run Viettel. Beeline Cambodia, the country’s fourth largest player with about 800,000 connections, will cease operations on 24 March and all its customers …

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Cambodia’s Metfone takes over 4th-ranked Beeline

Cambodian mobile operator Beeline has been taken over by market leader Metfone, which is run by Vietnam’s military-run Viettel. Beeline Cambodia, the country’s fourth largest player with about 800,000 connections, will cease operations on 24 March and all its customers …

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Vietnam’s Viettel unveils grand global ambitions

State-owned Viettel plans to expand into 30 to 35 countries and become one of the world’s top 10 telecoms firms within five years. The Vietnamese operator’s executives shared their ambitious expansion plans with prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Wednesday, …

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Asia Briefs: India’s DoT to suggest converged regulator, Huawei opens $170M R&D centre in Bangalore & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: India’s DoT to suggest converged regulator — report India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) reportedly will propose to the Prime Minister’s Office next …

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Asia Briefs: Indonesia’s tower firms make play for fibre, no relief for Taiwan Mobile 4G customers & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: Indonesia’s tower firms make play for fibre Indonesia’s two main tower operators – Solusi Tunas and Tower Bersama Infrastructure – have plans …

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Vietnam’s MIC warns operators against slashing VoIP rates

Vietnam’s telecoms regulator has warned the country’s major three operators not to slash prices of their international VoIP services or face heavy sanctions. The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) held an auction for international VoIP last week and set …

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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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