Competition among telcos leading to better pricing in Myanmar

After emerging from state-owned monopoly, Myanmar’s telecommunications sector is now a growing market for four competitors: state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecom (MPT), Norway-based Telenor, Qatar-based Oredoo, and MyTel, a partnership of local and foreign entities. The number of mobile-phone users in Myanmar now totals 56.8 million. Of this number MPT has 22 million subscribers, Telenor […]

Directorate of Telecommunications instruct import of Unicode handsets

Directorate of Telecommunications has instructed handset importers to import Unicode support handsets, said its deputy director general Myo Swe. At the present, mobile phone users are mostly using Zawgyi code support handsets as it is easy for them to use. “We told the companies to import handsets that can support Unicode system as it is […]

Fourth Telecoms Licence to Be Issued Soon

​​ The government will grant a telecoms licence to a fourth operator in early 2017, according to the Directorate of Telecommunications. The Ministry of Transport and Communications has picked Vietnam’s Viettel Co and Star High Public Co Ltd, which was nominated by the Ministry of Defence, to become the fourth telecoms operator. Eleven domestic public companies merged to form Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Ltd for the licence. Ooroodee offered services six months after getting the licence while it took Telenor eight months. […]

Myanmar telecom operators ordered to complete SIM card registration

YANGON – Myanmar’s telecom regulators have demanded all operators in the country to complete the registration of all SIM cards before next March. Without the registration, the unregistered SIM cards would be temporarily suspended, said the Directorate of Telecommunications. The order is aimed at boosting mobile banking and online shopping in the country. “Many SIM […]

Myanmar Postal Service to extend services with Japan’s assistance

Myanmar Postal Services will extend its services with the help of Japan as of April 1 this year, according to Shwe Tun Maung, manager of the Myanmar Postal Office. Under the new scheme, the Myanmar Postal Office will no longer be under the management of the telecommunications and postal training centre, he said. “In the […]

Singaporean telecoms companies to cooperate with license winners

Singaporean telecommunication companies including Myanmar Fibre Optic Communication Network Co. Ltd., Digicel Myanmar Tower Co. Ltd. and Apollo Towers Myanmar Limited based in Myanmar are working together with two license winners, Ooredoo and Telenor, to strengthen the telecommunication network in Myanmar, sources say. They have been granted the permission in Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) (8/2014) […]