Myanmar parliament has passed the telecom bill which will allow the nation’s mobile licensees to commence operation.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) approved the Communications Bill this week, state-run New Light of Myanmar said
“As the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approved the Communications Bill, [state-run telco] MPT and international operators can launch their operations,” the paper cites MP U Phone Myint Aung as saying. “They are waiting for this bill.”
He said the government plans to form a committee that will in future oversee the communications tasks of the nation.
Telenor and Ooredoo have each committed to rolling out mobile services
to at least 83% of the nation by geography within the first five years of operation, and to offer SIMs and mobile service pricing at a fraction of the cost of currently-available offerings.
PT Telkom meanwhile picked up the tender to manage Myanmar’s international network connectivity, and Sumitomo, NEC and NTT won a deal to enhance the nation’s emergency communications infrastructure.
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