Myanmar to gain two new 4G providers
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.