Fourth mobile license draws 17 aspirants in Myanmar

Posted on August 27, 2015  /  0 Comments

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) of Myanmar has received 17 applications from local companies to form a consortium, which will operate the fourth mobile network. The winner will be announced in September. Authorities will start the process of selecting a foreign investor for the local consortium thereafter. The license will be granted for a 15-year term, said Reuters.

Meanwhile, TeleGeography has reported that there is already an informal fourth mobile operator named MECTel in Myanmar. It is backed by the military-owned Myanmar Economic Corp (MEC). MECTel has been operating since 2013. It, however, neither holds a mobile license nor it is registered as a wireless provider by the MCIT.

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