Telecoms news from Myanmar

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.

NSN Wins 3G Deployment Contract in Myanmar

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) says that it has won a 3G network deployment contract from Ooredoo for its new network in Myanmar. ...more.

Ooredoo Awards Tower Deployments Contract to Digicel

Qatar's Ooredoo has awarded a contract to deploy telecoms towers in its Myanmar subsidiary to a consortium lead by the Digicel Group. ...more.

Myanmar to Get Free Mobile Access to Wikipedia's Website through Telenor

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.

Ooredoo and Telenor May Share Myanmar Networks

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 Set To Explode As Infrastructure Development Accelerates

Myanmar's devices market is on target to take centre stage as the country hurtles towards becoming an ICT-driven nation. ...more.

Ooredoo to Promote Female Businesses Selling Mobile Airtime in Myanmar

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 Names Management Team for its New Myanmar Mobile Network

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: Ooredoo's Recently Awarded Myanmar License Credit Neutral

Fitch Ratings says that Ooredoo's (Qatar Telecom) newly awarded Myanmar's license should have no impact on its debt rating. ...more.

Myanmar's Telecom Winners Should Safeguard Users Says Civil Liberties Group

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.

First Roaming Agreement Between Indian and Myanmar Mobile Networks

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.

Myanmar Mobile Penetration Rate Already Higher than Expected

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 Drop Out of Bidding for Myanmar Telecoms Licenses

Vodafone and China Mobile are withdrawing from the process to award two telecommunications licences in Myanmar. ...more.