Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ooredoo first to go 4G

Ooredoo has begun its fourth-generation rollout in Myanmar’s main cities: Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.

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IFC proposes $60m telco towers deal

The  International Finance Corporation is considering a major investment in Myanmar telecoms infrastructure firm Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT), according to documents obtained by The Myanmar Times. 

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Ooredoo to roll out next-gen internet service

Ooredoo Myanmar announced yesterday that it will launch 4G internet services this month – making it the first mobile operator in the market to move up from a 3G network.

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Ooredoo net profit in the black

Ooredoo Myanmar has made its first net profit and added 1.1 million subscribers to its user base over the January-to-March period, according to first-quarter financial results for its Qatari parent.

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Telenor reaches 15.5m users

Telenor Myanmar has added 1.8 million customers over the past three months, bringing its base to 15.5 million subscribers.

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Viettel plans investment, 3G launch

Vietnamese telco Viettel, aiming to be licensed as part of a joint venture that should become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator, says its partnership with a local consortium and a government-owned company could invest US$1.5 billion and would rely at first on 3G technology.

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MPT keeps lid on police requests for customer data

State-owned mobile operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has declined to share information on how many times the police have made requests for its customers’ data.

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Mobile money regulations released

The Central Bank of Myanmar has released regulations on mobile financial services, widening a market previously limited to banks to include non-banking financial institutions.

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Speaker urges review of 5pc telco tax

Pyithu Hluttaw speaker U Win Myint has urged the government to consider whether a 5 percent tax levied on telecommunications is appropriate, just one day after the duty was enacted after almost a year of delays.

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Myanmar mobile leaps along

Much talk in the telecoms market has been dedicated to the digital leapfrog: the almighty hop from legacy technology to a mobile-first future. Myanmar’s operators have seen subscriber figures jump by millions over the past few years; and though coverage rates have climbed higher than ever before, they’re not stopping now.

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