Monday, August 21, 2017

Edotco plans $200m investment in Myanmar telecoms

Telecoms tower firm Edotco has officially launched in Myanmar, with the company to give its name to Ooredoo tower provider Myanmar Tower Company.

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Gateway guidelines to boost telecoms

The government has released draft guidelines on international gateway services – which connect the networks of different countries – in a move industry officials say will help boost competition and lower prices in Myanmar’s telecoms market.

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App developer tackles human rights violations

Local Android developer Ko Win Htaik Aung is hoping to make reporting and addressing human rights violations a little easier with a new mobile human rights app.

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IGT raises $122m for telecoms tower building

Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT) has borrowed US$122 million from a group of European development finance institutions to fund part of its rollout.

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Netflix streams into Myanmar

Netflix – the world’s largest internet television network – has come to Myanmar as part of the firm’s expansion into 130 new countries. But slow download speeds and expensive data fees mean Myanmar’s DVD shops are not under threat from online streaming just yet.

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Myanma Posts and Telecommuntions (MPT) completes over 500 towers in Mandalay region

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has built over 500 telecoms towers in Mandalay Region in 2015, officials told media in the country’s second-largest city last week.

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Telcos targets tourists with SIM promotion

As Myanmar increasingly becomes a tourist destination, the country’s telcos have started selling SIM cards targeted at foreign visitors.

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Yoma keeps stake in telecoms tower firm

Yoma Strategic Holdings has decided to hold on to its 25 percent stake in Myanmar Tower Company (MTC) owner Digicel Asian Holdings, announcing a partnership with majority shareholder and Axiata subsidiary Edotco Group on December 4 that gives Yoma the right to sell if it changes its mind.

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Telenor signs agreement with Malaysian towers company

Telenor Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding with Malaysia telecoms service provider OCK Group and its local Myanmar partner, King Royal Technologies, the Shah Alam-based company announced last week.

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Microsoft inks second deal with Myanmar

Microsoft has for the second time in three months announced a deal with a local Myanmar conglomerate, this time to license infrastructure and software to real estate and construction giant Shwe Taung Group for an undisclosed sum.

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