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Myanmar Boosts CDMA Network Capacity

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The authorities in Burma (Myanmar) are reported to be planning to boost the CDMA network capacity by 150,000 subscribers in the two main cities of Yangon and Mandalay. According to the Xinhua news agency, the country had just over 200,000 CDMA subscribers at the end of last year, compared to 375,800 GSM subscribers.

Mobile phones are usually only offered to military officers or business people with close ties to the military rulers.

The country is also expanding the number of public access centers (PAC) to cover every town this year. There has been over 400 PAC opened in 44 townships in Myanmar since 2004.

A WCDMA network was reported to have been launched last year, but nothing has been heard about it since then.

On the web: Xinhua

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