Telecoms news from Myanmar
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.
Vodafone has confirmed that it is to bid for one of the forthcoming mobile licenses being offered in Myanmar/Burma. The company has formed a joint-venture with China Mobile to bid for the license. ...more.
A week after he resigned as Myanmar's Telecoms Minister, Thein Tun is reported to be under investigation for accepting bribes - along with about 50 other officials at the Ministry. ...more.
Thailand based mobile network, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has confirmed that it is considering bidding for one of the two telecoms licenses put up for tender by the Myanmar/Burmese government. ...more.
Myanmar/Burma's telecoms minister resigned earlier this week, just after the government published details of its planned telecoms license tender - but reportedly for unrelated reasons. ...more.
The Myanmar government has formally announced plans to award two telecoms licenses later this year, breaking the monopoly enjoyed by the state-owned operator. ...more.
Japan's KDDI has announced that it is setting up a local subsidiary in Myanmar/Burma. ...more.
Myanmar's government has outlined plans to loosen the state's grip on several key industries, including the telecoms market. ...more.