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Next stage of liberalizing the Myanmar telecom market

Total Telecom gives details of the licenses that will be issued in Myanmar upon the completion of a three-stage process. Technology neutral is good. How much spectrum per license is not stated. If it is 5 MHz, as the rumor mill says, it is unlikely that the government’s objective of 80 SIMS per 100 people can be achieved.

After the 4 April deadline, the Committee said it will reveal the applicants that have qualified for the next phase of the licensing process, stage three, which will decide which two companies will be awarded the licences.

“The Committee looks forward to the submissions of the pre-qualification applications,” said the Committee.

The two licences on offer will be technology neutral, will range from between 10 and 20 years, and will include the possibility of renewal. The move is part of the government’s plan to increase overall teledensity to up to 80% by 2015-2016.

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