Ooredoo Launches 3G Network in Myanmar

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Ooredoo has belatedly confirmed that it launched its new mobile network in Myanmar last Thursday.

Ooredoo has currently launched in Myanmar's three major cities and surrounding regions, initially covering 68 cities and towns and 7.8 million people. The 900Mhz based 3G network will extend beyond these three main cities to include 25 million people by the end of the year.

With Top-Up vouchers available from just $1, and for sale at 30,000 outlets across the country in addition to the 6,500 dealers selling Ooredoo SIM cards, the company said that it is focused on ensuring accessibility for all. It has also launched a series of introductory internet bundles and chat packs.

Ross Cormack, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar, commented: "We are so excited to have met our commitment to bring mobile telecommunications to the people of Myanmar, edging us ever closer to being able to serve the nation's huge appetite for mobile technology. We are here today to bring our next generation network with the world's most advanced 3G technology to the people of Myanmar all at affordable prices."

Following its launch across the country, Ooredoo aims to release more services and bundle offers to cater to the diverse population's communications needs.

The company has already announced plans for a range of services that will support the nation's high demand for education, help improve maternal healthcare, provide solutions to help the country's unbanked and supply technology that will improve the productivity of the nation's large agriculture sector.

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