09 Feb 2018
(Yangon, 9 February 2018) Myanmar’s three established operators, MPT, Ooredoo, and Telenor have in total reached 50 million subscribers, a milestone figure that almost encompasses the total population of the fast-developing Southeast Asian nation. This success is attributed to the forward-looking industry liberalization efforts which began in 2014,that have resulted in a vibrant and healthy competitive sector, positively impacting Myanmar’s many communities.
The operators expressed their appreciation to the people of Myanmar and the Union Government that have been instrumental to the growth of the telecommunications sector. They reaffirmed their commitment to further progress mobile network growth, in particular to rural areas, and effort to provide much-needed investment for the deployment of cutting-edge 4G infrastructure and services to better serve the public.
The companies also pledged that to contribute to Myanmar’s development, they would ensure that users receive improved services and that as responsible operators, they abide by sound price competition practices – hallmarks of a healthy marketplace and to adhere to industry best practices and ethical business guidelines.
This cover compliance with the authority imposed floor pricing as set out in the Post and Telecommunications Department’s Pricing and Tariff Regulatory Framework of 28 June 2017, including refraining from behavior such as free distribution or sales of SIM cards and supplying services and handsets at below the cost including delivery.
MPT, Ooredoo and Telenor are firmly committed to competing based on the stated guidelines and the relevant laws of the country that as the telecommunications operators in Myanmar, they are bound to.