Foreign Operators Take Off in Myanmar

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3Q 2014 | IN-1020048

Ooredoo Rolls Out 3G Services in Myanmar

NEWS


After 2 weeks of trials, Ooredoo officially launched full commercial 3G services in three cities of Myanmar on August 15, 2014, primarily covering 7.8 million people across 68 cities and towns. Ooredoo Myanmar plans to provide mobile services for 25 million people by the end of this year, and 97% of the 60 million Myanmar people within 5 years. Ooredoo Myanmar has sold SIM cards in the major cities of Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, and Yangon at a price of MMK1,500 (USD$1.50), and distributed top-up cards with values of MMK500, MMK3,000, MMK5,000, MMK10,000, and MMK20,000 through dealership and mobile shops.

The Opening Up of the Monopolized Telecommunication Market

IMPACT


In June of 2013, Qatar’s Ooredoo and Norwegian Telenor beat out some 90 other foreign competitors to snap up Myan...

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