Myan­mar to gain two new 4G providers

Mizzima Business Weekly - - BUSINESS ALERTS -

MyTel and Amara Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the new­est en­trants to the tele­coms mar­ket in Myan­mar, have an­nounced their plans for the de­ploy­ment of 4G in Myan­mar, re­ported Global Tele­coms Busi­ness. Myan­mar’s fourth mo­bile op­er­a­tor MyTel re­cently an­nounced that its 4G net­work is ready to launch. MyTel has been build­ing a 4G-only net­work and aims to ser­vice 90 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion of Myan­mar when the sys­tem goes live in the first quar­ter of this year. MyTel is a joint ven­ture be­tween Viet­nam’s mil­i­tary-backed group Vi­et­tel (49%), Star High Pub­lic Com­pany – a sub­sidiary of Myan­mar’s mil­i­tary-backed Myan­mar Eco­nomic Cor­po­ra­tion (MEC) – (28%), and a con­sor­tium of eleven Myan­mar com­pa­nies. Amara Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has also be­gun ad­ver­tis­ing its 4G+ data ser­vice un­der its Ananda In­fin­ity brand, in an­tic­i­pa­tion of its full com­mer­cial launch by the end of the first quar­ter of this year. Amara Com­mu­ni­ca­tions was es­tab­lished in 2011.

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