Myanmar is perhaps the country least touched by the exceptional developments in telecommunications of the last two decades. Two mobile licences awarded in June 2013 to Ooredoo of Qatar and Telenor of Norway requires the rapid build out of a country-wide network within a very tight time frame.
In July 2014 an international partnership was announced with KDDI and Sumitomo of Japan for the third mobile licence agreeing to invest US$ 2 billion over ten years to upgrade the infrastructure of incumbent operator, Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT).
The fourth mobile licence has been offered to Yatanarpon Teleport, who are expected to work with Viettel of Vietnam.
Meanwhile an unlimited number of ISP licences are in the process of being issued as opportunities in the broader ICT economy expand beyond the key cities of Yangon and Mandalay.
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