Myanmar’s Largest Internet Network with more than 5,700 towers and 16 million customers
July 7, 2016, Nay Pyi Taw – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today officially launched 4G network in Nay Pyi Taw(NPT), the Union Territory of Myanmar, a move to offer the latest technology to its customers.
“Myanmar is experiencing an extensive growth of mobile subscriptions and we are also witnessing higher demand for mobile data. Over 60% of our customers today are data users. Today’s launch is another milestone for us to fulfill the needs of our customers to experience the latest services and technology. Our 4G service is one more important step in the rapid development of the Myanmar telecom sector,” said Petter Furberg, Chief Executive Officer at Telenor Myanmar.
Telenor, the Myanmar’s largest Internet network, today operates more than 5,800 towers across the country offering services in all states and regions to more than 16 million customers.
“While Telenor users in Nay Pyi Taw now can enjoy 4G services we aim to expand the service to other cities gradually. To provide high speed 4G services all over the country Telenor will need more spectrum. Telenor is looking forward to participating in the spectrum auctions planned by the Union Government later this year. Due to explosive growth of data and increasing data demand by the Myanmar people we believe it is urgently required to expand our services to 4G all over Myanmar,” Petter said.
Telenor Myanmar today serves its customers 2G and 3G services with spectrum allocations of 900MHz and 2100 MHz. In South East Asia and Oceania, by the end of 2015, over 5 percent of all mobile subscriptions were 4G - a figure that is expected to increase to more than 40 percent in 2021, according to Ericsson Mobility Report 2016.
“In addition to Nay Pyi Taw we are continuing to test 4G services in other cities as well. We believe that 4G is now relevant to our mass market with current handset capabilities. In the future, we will introduce other 4G services with high definition of voice and enriched messaging experience,” Petter said.
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