The government has released draft guidelines on international gateway services – which connect the networks of different countries – in a move industry officials say will help boost competition and lower prices in Myanmar’s telecoms market.
Netflix – the world’s largest internet television network – has come to Myanmar as part of the firm’s expansion into 130 new countries. But slow download speeds and expensive data fees mean Myanmar’s DVD shops are not under threat from online streaming just yet.
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.
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.
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.