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.