Nov 15, 2011

Sino-Myanmar firms co-op in telecom tech

China and Myanmar companies signed Saturday the agreement on cooperation in telecommunication technology transfer in Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital of Myanmar.

The signing ceremony on transferring broadband wireless access technology for Myanmar was held between the representatives from Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. of China and Myanmar Link Global Co.,Ltd.

At present, the McWill technology is being used in three main cities of the country -- Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay and the technology is expected to be able to use nationwide within five- year period fetching 400,000 users as a follow-up program.

McWill technology of Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology, which developed the broadband wireless access technology from SCDMA to CDMA, is widely used in 23 countries worldwide.

Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology engages in researching, developing and manufacturing of wireless telecommunication.

According to the official statistics, there are over 1.09 million auto-telephones and 2.1 million mobile phones in Myanmar totaling 3.19 million at present compared with 74,855 in 1988, and the telephone density has hit 5.4 percent in the entire nation with 30 percent in Yangon and 20 percent in Mandalay.

There remains lesser density in rural areas and efforts are being made for installation of cellular, CDMA-450, CDMA-800 and GSM phones for the increase of the telephone density, better facility and wider coverage of telephone in the rural areas.

Internet users reached 380,000 in Myanmar in March 2011, up 28, 610 compared with the same period of 2010.

Source: China Daily