Telecoms news from Myanmar

US Agency Invests in Myanmar Tower Operator

The USA government's development finance agency is making its first investment in Myanmar, with a loan to a telecoms company, Reuters has reported. ...more.

Ericsson transforms network capabilities for Telenor Asia

Ericsson has signed a five-year contract with Telenor Group for the design and implementation of 4G/LTE networks ...more.

ADB, IFC to Help Extend Mobile Telecom Services Across Myanmar

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Finance Corporation are providing loans of US$300 million to Ooredoo Myanmar for the rollout of a mobile telecommunication network across Myanmar. ...more.

Myanmar to Name 4th Mobile Network Shortly

Myanmar's fourth mobile network license is set to be awarded later this month, the government has confirmed, after seven companies submitted bids. ...more.

Myanmar's MPT Boosting 3G Coverage

Myanmar's state-owned mobile network operator, the MPT has said that it will expand its 3G network to reach 90 percent of the country's population by the end of this month. ...more.

Digicel to Sell Its 75% Holding in Myanmar Tower to Edotco Group

The transaction values 100% of Digicel Myanmar Tower Company, on a cash and debt free basis, at USD$221 million. ...more.

Southeast Asia Smartphone Growth Continues to Climb Despite Sluggish 1Q15

The total smartphone shipments in the South East Asia (SEA) region reached approximately 24 million units in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), posting a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 65.6%, but a sequential decline of 9.5%, ...more.

Ooredoo Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Customers in Myanmar

Ooredoo says that it has already broken through the one million customer milestone in its newest market of Myanmar, less than three weeks after going live with its services. ...more.

Ooredoo Launches 3G Network in Myanmar

Ooredoo has belatedly confirmed that it launched its new mobile network in Myanmar last Thursday. ...more.

Ooredoo Facing Boycott in Myanmar

Qatar's Ooredoo is facing a boycott in Myanmar even before it has launched its new network in the country. ...more.

Japan's KDDI Expected to Take Over Management of Myanmar Network

Japan's KDDI is reportedly close to signing a deal that would see it take over the management of the state-owned telecoms network in Myanmar. ...more.

NSN Opens Two Offices in Myanmar

Nokia Solutions and Networks says that it has just opened two new offices in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. ...more.

Telenor Awards Managed Services Contract to Ericsson

Ericsson today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year contract for multivendor managed services to support Telenor's mobile network rollout in Myanmar. ...more.

Flexenclosure Wins Base Station Power Supply Contract in Myanmar

Flexenclosure says that it has won a large order from Apollo Towers for its hybrid power supplies to be deployed at base stations across Myanmar. ...more.

Ooredoo to Offer Mobile Content for Women in Myanmar

Ooredoo has announced the extension of its mWomen programme -- which aim to use mobile technology to empower women across its regional footprint -- to its new market in Mynamar. ...more.

World Bank Offers Assistance to Reform Myanmar's Telecoms Market

The World Bank has offered US$31.5 million for a project aimed at reforming the telecoms sector in Myanmar. ...more.

Myanmar Finally Hands over Delayed Mobile Operating Licenses

Myanmar's government has formally handed over the two mobile licenses that it tentatively awarded to Telenor and Ooredoo last year. ...more.

Myanmar Networks Launch Mobile Money Service

Myanmar's two state owned mobile networks have launched a mobile money service, based on a platform supplied by Oberthur Technologies. ...more.

Vietnam's Viettel Eying Expansion into Tanzania and Myanmar

Vietnam's military owned mobile network operator, Viettel is eying up further overseas expansion to add to the seven countries where it already holds operating licenses. ...more.

Myanmar Switches on Mobile Roaming for the First Time

Myanmar's state-owned mobile network has switched on roaming with foreign networks for the first time as the company prepares to face competition from the two private license holders later this year. ...more.

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