Telenor Myanmar targets network expansion - Mobile World Live

Telenor Myanmar targets network expansion

04 OCT 2016

Telenor Myanmar will continue to expand coverage across the country, with plans to add nearly 4,000 towers in the next two years to take its total to more than 10,000 sites.

Its market share has grown to 37 per cent, while state-run MPT has seen its share slip to 44 per cent from 100 per cent in the middle of 2014, when the market was opened to foreign competition. Telenor Myanmar has 17 million subscribers compared with 21 million for MPT. Third ranked Ooredoo Myanmar has just over nine million customers.

Telenor said in a statement it operates more than 85,000 points-of-sale across the country.

The operator celebrated its second anniversary in the country last week – it launched its first service in Mandalay on 27 September in 2014. To mark the occasion, it pledged donations of MMK170 million ($137,000), MMK10 for each active customer, to three charity organisations.

On Sunday it launched multiple online self-care channels – a website, mobile app, and Facebook and Viber pages – to help customers register their SIM cards. The operator said these online self-care registration options complement existing registration services available at its designated points-of-sale and branded shops in all of Myanmar’s states and regions, and SMS-based checks.

SIM registration is a requirement mandated by the government, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications recently announced that all mobile SIM cards need to be registered by 31 March.

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