Monday, August 21, 2017

Malaysian telco issues $500m Islamic bond for Myanmar towers investment

Malaysian telecoms giant Axiata Group on November 13 issued a US$500 million Wakala Sukuk, or Islamic bond, to fund its investment into a Myanmar towers business.

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Myanmar named fourth-fastest-growing mobile market in the world by Ericsson

The world added 87 million new mobile subscribers this past quarter, with nearly 6 percent of them coming from Myanmar, making it the fourth-fastest growing market on earth, according to Ericsson’s Q3 2015 Mobility Report.

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Satellite program aims at Myanmar’s skies

A tender for satellite services in Myanmar has reached advanced stages, with the pool of applicants whittled down to four bidders.

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Ministry ready to support 4G networks

As soon as operators are ready to launch a fourth-generation network in Myanmar, the communication ministry will release the necessary spectrum, said the deputy minister.

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Roland Berger to run tender for fourth Myanmar telco: sources

The German consultant that advised on a government tender for two international telecoms operator licences – won by Telenor and Ooredoo – will provide support for a new tender for a fourth licence, said industry sources.

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Draft automobile policy to be submitted this session

The draft of a new Myanmar Automobile Policy which aims to improve domestic car production and make prices more affordable will be submitted to parliament this session.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off in Myanmar

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is being held for the fourth time in Myanmar.

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Telenor and Yoma Bank test mobile money service

A joint venture between Yoma Bank and Telenor Myanmar for mobile financial services has begun commercial testing.

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KDDI: 16 million users for MPT

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications has roughly 16 million users, according to its Japanese partner KDDI.

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Bindez updates Tha Din app with election information

Act now: If you want to follow Sunday’s election on your mobile, you can get an application that will tell you almost all you need to know (except who’s going to win.)

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