Myanmar Switches on Mobile Roaming for the First Time
Published on: 30th Dec 2013
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.
The local 7-Day News reported that the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) signed a roaming peering agreement with France's Orange, enabling roaming with 64 networks in 33 countries.
The roaming is officially just a trial service though.
The mobile phone user base is still small, but has risen to 5 million since the government relaxed the rules on phone ownership a couple of years ago.
Last June, Telenor and Ooredoo were awarded licenses to build the country's first privately owned mobile networks.