Monday, September 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Mobile operators comply with one in four data requests

Private customer information has been requested of Myanmar’s international operators 85 times, and has been provided in less than one-quarter of these situations, according to telecoms operators Telenor and Ooredoo.

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Telenor addresses underage labour, corruption and site fatalities

Telenor continues to confront thorny health and safety issues in Myanmar, with an accident on one of its tower sites leading to two deaths and continued instances of child and underage labour cropping up.

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Viettel picked for fourth telco tie-up, with military partner

Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence.

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