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 […]

Myanmar’s MTG DC to Invest US$24 Million in Telecom Tower Business

Telecom service player MTG DC Co Ltd is planning to invest about US$24 million over the next year and a half in building the tower infrastructures in Myanmar. Its top customer will be the new telecom operator, Viettel-backed Myanmar National Tele & Communications Ltd (MNTC), which is the company behind the brand – “Mytel”. Besides, […]

Myanmar Allocates 1.8GHz Spectrum with $80m Price Point

Myanmar’s four operators have each been allocated 2x40MHz blocks of technology neutral spectrum in the 1.8GHz band by the country’s Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD). The department has set the price of a 2x10MHz block at $80 million through a direct allocation method. If an operator chooses to acquire the airwaves they will be required […]

‘Mytel’ Plans to Invest $2bn

​​ The fourth telecoms provider, Myanmar National Tele and Communications Co Ltd (MNTC), plans to invest over US$2 billion in its network, it told the press at the Melia Hotel in Yangon on January 14. MNTC was formally granted its telecommunication licence last week, going by the brand name Mytel, with “My” from Myanmar and […]

Myanmar’s fourth telco gets licence at last

At long last Myanmar’s fourth telecoms operator has its licence, but the brand name under which it will operate remains under wraps and the firm will only begin providing services in 2018, according to its external relations officer. The Ministry of Transport and Communication formally awarded the firm – Myanmar National Tele & Communications (MNTC) […]