Ooredoo's Myanmar service to cover 25m people soon
Doha, August 16, 2014
Qatar-based Ooredoo's mobile telecommunication network in Myanmar will cover 25 million people by the end of the year, it has been revealed.
Ooredoo, which recently launched its services in Myanmar’s three major cities and surrounding regions, currently covers 68 cities and towns and 7.8 million people.
Ooredoo officially launched its mobile services in Myanmar with a celebratory ceremony held in the country’s capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, on Thursday night.
The event was attended by Dr Nasser Marafih Group CEO, Ooredoo; U Myat Hein, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Myanmar; U Than HtunAung, director of Posts & Telecommunications Department, Myanmar; alongside other guests and senior representatives from Ooredoo.
The event marked the first time that affordable telecommunications services have been made accessible for Myanmar’s people, as well the first time in the country’s history that access to the internet via a mobile device has been widely available, a statement said.
Ooredoo has achieved a world first by rolling-out a new network using next generation UMTS900 technology, which offers customers in Myanmar a world-class 3G service with crystal clear voice calls and fast internet, as well as providing a solid foundation for a future move into 4G services, it said.
Dr Marafih highlighted the company’s success in Myanmar since winning one of two commercial telecom licenses in 2013.
With top-up vouchers available from just $1, and for sale at 30,000 outlets across the country in addition to the 6,500 dealers selling Ooredoo SIM cards, the company is focused on ensuring accessibility for all. It has also launched a series of introductory internet bundles and chat packs. - TradeArabia News Service