Telecoms news from Myanmar

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.

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.