Telenor Myanmar's Mobile Service Goes Live

Telenor Office in Yongan, Myanmar Image Credit: Telenor

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.

"It is rewarding for Telenor Group to be able to contribute to the rapid development of a nation by providing essential infrastructure that will drive connectivity and new opportunities for Myanmar. Telenor is excited to introduce products and services that will include everyone in the country’s digital future, and fuel innovation and entrepreneurship,” 

-          Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group

"Opening in Mandalay is a major milestone for Telenor Group and for Telenor in Myanmar. We made a commitment to launch affordable and accessible mobile services within eight months of receiving our license. By opening up our network in Mandalay on Saturday we are taking the first step to contributing towards providing everyone in Myanmar with high-quality connectivity. I am confident that we are entering the market with a competitive and attractive offering both for voice and mobile data.”

-            Petter-Børre Furberg, Telenor’s CEO in Myanmar

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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