Myanmar Telecommunications Articles

Ooredoo Sees Mobile Banking Opportunity

Ooredoo has identified Myanmar as a potential mobile banking market with an estimated 60mn unbanked population. At present, Myanmar has less than 10% mobile penetration, a figure that is likely to...

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BlackBerry Crumbles And Goes Private

BlackBerry has agreed to be acquired by one of its largest individual shareholders in a deal that values the business at just US$4.7bn. Canadian insurance company Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd -...

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Ooredoo Plans To Invest US$15bn

Qatar-based telecoms operator Ooredoo has revealed plans to invest US$15bn in rolling out its telecoms network provided it wins one of the two licences in the ongoing tender process in Myanmar,...

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VimpelCom Exits Cambodia, Laos Next?

Russia's Vimpel Communications (VimpelCom) announced on April 19 that it has sold its entire indirect stake in Sotelco (branded as Beeline Cambodia) to its local partner Huot Vanthan. The possibility...

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Regulatory Environment

In March 2012, the director-general of Myanmar's Post and Telecommunications Department, a division of the Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs, said that a new communications law is...

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True Plans Myanmar Pay-TV Venture

Thai converged services operator True Corporations has unveiled ambitious expansion plans for its pay-TV business, including establishing operations in nearby Myanmar and Vietnam. BMI believes that,...

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