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The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor renews contract with Ericsson

Telenor Group and communications technology provider Ericsson have inked a five-year deal to improve the operator’s networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar, the company announced on February 25.

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Men more likely than women to own mobile phones: report

If you are one of the estimated 26.6 million women living in Myanmar, you are almost 30 percent less likely to have a mobile phone than a man, according to a new report on gender and connectivity from GSMA and Sri Lanka-based think tank LIRNasia.

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Redlink hits back over spectrum auction concerns

While international mobile operators Telenor and Ooredoo have criticised an upcoming spectrum auction for potentially coming ahead of finalised industry guidelines, a major local player has fired back, denying the sale is rushed and suggesting the companies are averse to competition.

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Telcos lobby govt over fourth operator

International operators Ooredoo and Telenor have expressed concerns to the government that a long-awaited fourth mobile operator will be given unfair advantage, while a source close to the licensing process believes the concerns are unfounded.

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Smart decisions equal big spending on mobiles

Despite an influx of cheap smartphones into the Yangon market, many customers are spending more, with sales of higher-priced handsets going strong, mobile handset sellers say.

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New spectrum auction ‘rushed’: Telenor, Ooredoo

Myanmar telecoms companies have been waiting for more spectrum – but an announcement about an upcoming auction has raised concerns, as there is no finalised plan for how it will be managed.

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MPT to hold internet security seminars

As many people gain cheap access to the internet for the first time, state-owned operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications will hold nationwide seminars to promote internet security awareness.

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Telenor racks up 14 million users

Telenor has ended its first full year of operations in Myanmar with 14 million subscribers and the largest towers network in the country, the company said yesterday.

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Firms from Asia, EMEA express interest in fourth telco

Seven foreign companies have expressed interest in establishing a joint venture that will become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator, with applicants representing Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

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Silicon Valley firm bets on Myanmar

California-based venture capital firm 500 Startups has made its first investment in Myanmar, putting money on local tech firm Bindez.

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