Fourth Burma Telecom Company Expected to Launch

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Fourth Burma Telecom Company Expected to Launch

Post by Pear » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:59 am

A fourth major telecom operator is expected to enter the Burma mobile phone market before the end of the year.

Since 2014, only three mobile telecom companies—Norway’s Telenor, Qatar’s Ooredoo, and the partly state-owned MPT—have operated in Burma with permission to sell low-cost SIM cards to Burmese users.

Now a fourth operator is preparing to launch. The yet-to-be-named telecom will operate as a joint venture between Vietnam’s Viettel and a conglomerate of 11 local Burmese companies, called the Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public Company. The new company is expected to receive a license from the government within a week and to launch its business operations almost immediately.

Full story: Irrawaddy

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