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Seven Global Players Bid To Become Myanmar’s 4th Telco

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Seven Global Players Bid To Become Myanmar’s 4th Telco

According to Myanmar Times, seven foreign companies have expressed interests to become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator. The companies are said to be Singapore’s Singtel, Hong Kong’s 1Com, China’s Xinwei, Vietnam’s Viettel, China Telecom, South Africa’s MTN and Free from France.

In July 2015, Myanmar invited proposals from domestic public companies to become the fourth telecom operator in the country in partnership with the foreign firm. The move was to meet the swelling demand for mobile services in the country.

The current existing players are Norway’s Telenor, Qatar’s Ooredoo and MPT, a joint venture between the telecoms ministry and Japanese-owned KDDI Group.

 

Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.

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