Ooredoo Awards Tower Deployments Contract to Digicel
Published on: 2nd Dec 2013
Qatar's Ooredoo has awarded a contract to deploy telecoms towers in its Myanmar subsidiary to a consortium lead by the Digicel Group.
The consortium -- made up of Digicel Group, YSH Finance and First Myanmar Investment -- will be amongst the first telecoms tower companies to begin construction in Myanmar and will accept multi-tenancy agreements.
Earlier this year, Digicel failed to secure a mobile operating license on its own, having lost out to Ooredoo and Telenor.
It is not clear why Ooredoo has outsourced the tower deployment to a company that lost the tender for the operating license, although Digicel does have an active presence in the country which might give it a head start in rolling out the network.