Myanmar will start collecting universal service tax in June


Posted by on April 29, 2018  /  0 Comments

It appears that Myanmar’s universal service strategy has been finalized. Our work was represented in the draft that was put out for comments, but we made additional comments on that draft, which are here.

Current mobile networks cover over 90% of Myanmar’s population, but the government believes the USF will be necessary to fund the development of network towers in unserved areas.
Through the project the government is targeting 94% population coverage by the first quarter of next year and 99% coverage in the future.
Once basic infrastructure is deployed to the rural areas, more advanced telecommunications services can be introduced in the future, the report states.

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