Jul 1, 2013

Telenor to launch first mobile services in Myanmar

Telenor will launch mobile services in 2014, according to the announcement from the Norway-based mobile company on Thursday.

“We have already established our mobile operations successfully in five dynamic markets in Asia. We are looking forward to working with the government and the people of Myanmar in developing the country’s telecommunication industry, a sector that will play a key role in Myanmar’s socioeconomic development,” said Sigve Brekke, Executive Vice President and Head of the Telenor Asia Operations.

“Myanmar will be an important pillar to support our growth strategy and we are fully committed to responsibly leverage our group competencies to provide access to mobile communications services for the people of Myanmar. We now look forward to working with the authorities in Myanmar on the final steps in the licence process,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telenor Group.

Telenor will use HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) and LTE-Ready (Long Term Evolution) technology for Myanmar to match the sophistication of leading networks around the world today, and plans to achieve nationwide coverage in Myanmar within five years. A full range of mobile services, both voice and data, will be commercially launched as the initial offering, anticipated to happen in 2014.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media