Telenor Group, today has officially started offering mobile services to customers in Myanmar, starting from Mandalay, the second largest city in the country. Telenor said that it will then continue towards the metropolitan hubs of Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, targeting nine million people in these three main cities. The latest mobile entrant to the Myanmar mobile market claims to have build more than 1,500 distribution outlets across Mandalay.
Its competitors, Oreedoo Myanmar and Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) have started their service offerings earlier, with Oreedoo lauching its mobile services at all the three major cities in August this year.
The company said that it is committed to bringing mobile connectivity to more than 90 percent of the population within the next five years.
Telenor Mynamar's customers can use voice, data and value-added services over 2G and 3G technologies, with international outbound call and international roaming service. A new SIM pack is priced at 1500 Kyat (USD 1.5) and calls to any number in Myanmar will cost 25 Kyat per minute.