Further progress in Myanmar’s telecom sector

Posted on August 20, 2015  /  0 Comments

We saw that Myanmarese were bypassing feature phones and directly going to smartphones more than a year ago. The numbers we saw from the demand side survey conducted in Feb-Mar 2015 were close to 65 percent. This report says 70 percent. Should be right.

The telco’s user base now exceeds 10 million people across 12 of 14 regions and states, Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg said in an August 19 statement.

“In the areas where we are already present, almost one in every two mobile users is a Telenor subscriber,” he said.

The firm’s new plan comes standard with Telenor’s Smart Internet plan, which charges K6 per MB. Mr Fuberg said linking the plans indicated increasing demand among customers for faster data connections.

Nearly 70pc of Myanmar’s mobile users are currently using smartphones, and 55pc of Telenor’s customers are data users, he added.

Report in Myanmar Times.

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