Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Myanma Posts and Telecommuntions (MPT) completes over 500 towers in Mandalay region

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has built over 500 telecoms towers in Mandalay Region in 2015, officials told media in the country’s second-largest city last week.

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Telcos targets tourists with SIM promotion

As Myanmar increasingly becomes a tourist destination, the country’s telcos have started selling SIM cards targeted at foreign visitors.

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Yoma keeps stake in telecoms tower firm

Yoma Strategic Holdings has decided to hold on to its 25 percent stake in Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) owner Digicel Asian Holdings, announcing a partnership with majority shareholder and Axiata subsidiary Edotco Group on December 4 that gives Yoma the right to sell if it changes its mind.

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Telenor signs agreement with Malaysian towers company

Telenor Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia telecoms service provider OCK Group and its local Myanmar partner, King Royal Technologies, the Shah Alam-based company announced last week.

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Microsoft inks second deal with Myanmar

Microsoft has for the second time in three months announced a deal with a local Myanmar conglomerate, this time to license infrastructure and software to real estate and construction giant Shwe Taung Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Malaysian telco issues $500m Islamic bond for Myanmar towers investment

Malaysian telecoms giant Axiata Group on November 13 issued a US$500 million Wakala Sukuk, or Islamic bond, to fund its investment into a Myanmar towers business.

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Myanmar named fourth-fastest-growing mobile market in the world by Ericsson

The world added 87 million new mobile subscribers this past quarter, with nearly 6 percent of them coming from Myanmar, making it the fourth-fastest growing market on earth, according to Ericsson’s Q3 2015 Mobility Report.

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Satellite program aims at Myanmar’s skies

A tender for satellite services in Myanmar has reached advanced stages, with the pool of applicants whittled down to four bidders.

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Ministry ready to support 4G networks

As soon as operators are ready to launch a fourth-generation network in Myanmar, the communication ministry will release the necessary spectrum, said the deputy minister.

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Roland Berger to run tender for fourth Myanmar telco: sources

The German consultant that advised on a government tender for two international telecoms operator licences – won by Telenor and Ooredoo – will provide support for a new tender for a fourth licence, said industry sources.

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