According to the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications in Myanmar, U Thaung Tin, the Government is working on a new spectrum allocation policy. An important aspect of a county’s broadcasting sector, streamlining the nation’s spectrum allocation is bound to be well received by anyone who is engaged in broadcasting. The Ministry is hoping to make the relevant policy document available “soon”.
Myanmar currently has three mobile operators; Telenor, Ooredoo and MPT while they will soon have a forth – YTP. Myanmar shows a high demand for mobile services. SIMs sell fast; call and data rates are becoming more and more competitive; mobile penetration which was under 10% last year, is now at 25%. At least half of those with a mobile phone wish to have a data plan as well. Smart phones are the order of the day, in a country which has skipped the need for evolution in their handsets. The mobile industry there is just booming.
It’s heartening to see the required policies falling in to place as well.
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