Telecoms news from 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.
The World Bank has offered US$31.5 million for a project aimed at reforming the telecoms sector in Myanmar. ...more.
Myanmar's government has formally handed over the two mobile licenses that it tentatively awarded to Telenor and Ooredoo last year. ...more.
Myanmar's two state owned mobile networks have launched a mobile money service, based on a platform supplied by Oberthur Technologies. ...more.
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'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.
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) says that it has won a 3G network deployment contract from Ooredoo for its new network in Myanmar. ...more.
Qatar's Ooredoo has awarded a contract to deploy telecoms towers in its Myanmar subsidiary to a consortium lead by the Digicel Group. ...more.
Telenor and the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, have announced Myanmar as the latest country to be included in their existing agreement to bring Wikipedia Zero to Telenor customers in Asia and Europe. ...more.
Qatar's Ooredoo is said to be in talks with Norway's Telenor that could see network sharing between their two companies in Myanmar. ...more.
Myanmar's devices market is on target to take centre stage as the country hurtles towards becoming an ICT-driven nation. ...more.
Qatar's Ooredoo, which was recently granted a mobile operator license in Myanmar, has teamed up with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to promote female ownership of mobile phone airtime sellers in the country. ...more.
Telenor Group has announced that the Chief Financial Officer of its Thailand subsidiary, Dtac is to take on the role of CEO of its newly awarded Myanmar license. ...more.
Fitch Ratings says that Ooredoo's (Qatar Telecom) newly awarded Myanmar's license should have no impact on its debt rating. ...more.
Myanmar's new telecom license winners should make a public commitment to strong human rights policies and broad transparency measures, the USA based Human Rights Watch group has said. ...more.
Myanmar's state-owned mobile network, MPT has signed an international roaming agreement with India's Aircel, marking the first roaming agreement between the two countries. ...more.
The mobile phone market in Myanmar could be less lucrative than originally thought, with mobile penetration rates already hitting 50 percent in urban areas. ...more.
Vodafone and China Mobile are withdrawing from the process to award two telecommunications licences in Myanmar. ...more.
The Myanmar government has appointed a group of international consultants to assist it in preparing to award the country's first two mobile operator licenses. ...more.
The Myanmar government says that it has pre-qualified 12 companies to bid for the country's two mobile operator licenses. ...more.