Telecoms news from Myanmar
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 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 has belatedly confirmed that it launched its new mobile network in Myanmar last Thursday. ...more.
Qatar's Ooredoo is facing a boycott in Myanmar even before it has launched its new network in the country. ...more.
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.
Nokia Solutions and Networks says that it has just opened two new offices in Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar. ...more.
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 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 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.