Ooredoo Launches 3G in Myanmar based on UMTS900 Technology

Ooredoo Launches 3G in Myanmar based on UMTS900 Technology Credit: Ooredoo

Ooredoo has officially launched its 3G mobile services in Myanmar, marking the availability of commercial mobile voice and data services for subscribers in the country. Ooredoo, which is using the next generation UMTS900 technology, has rolled out the service to three major cities and surrounding regions that cover 68 cities and towns and 7.8 million people. It plans to rapidly extend beyond these three main cities to include 25 million people by the end of the year. According to Ooredoo, the 3G spectrum paves way for a solid foundation for a future move into 4G services.

The service provider is offering affordable smartphones as part of the launch and Top-Up vouchers are made available from just $1. It has opened up its sales through 30,000 outlets across the country in addition to the 6,500 dealers selling Ooredoo SIM cards.

"We connect families and communities, we power innovation and we help youth fulfil their potential. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all the people of Myanmar and from what I have seen of the past two weeks we really are starting to deliver on this vision.”

-      Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo

"We are here today to bring our next generation network with the world’s most advanced 3G technology to the people of Myanmar all at affordable prices. This means Myanmar’s people can say hello to anyone they like using Ooredoo’s crystal clear voice services and surf online all day long with our amazing, fast internet bundles.  It’s fantastic that from today these will be a part of Myanmar’s vibrant everyday life."   

-      Ross Cormack, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar

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