Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Telenor faces electricity shortages, monsoons in Myanmar

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 10 February 14

But the biggest challenge is the time it takes to get permission to build base stations, says Norwegian incumbent.

Telenor on Monday provided further details on its upcoming launch in Myanmar, including some of the challenges it faces as it prepares to deploy a network covering around 55 million people. The Norwegian incumbent formally received its operating licence for Myanmar at the end of January and plans to launch 2G and 3G services within eight months. It will spend $500 million on a network of 8,000 base stations featuring equipment supplied by Huawei and Ericsson to provide coverage to 90% of Myanmar's 60 million-strong population within five years. However, it is not entirely clear how Myanmar's population is distributed…

Telenor on Monday provided further details on its upcoming launch in Myanmar, including some of the challenges it faces as it prepares to deploy a network covering around 55 million people. The Norwegian incumbent formally received its operating licence for Myanmar at the end of January and plans to launch 2G and 3G services within eight months. It will spend $500 million on a network of 8,000 base stations featuring equipment supplied by Huawei and Ericsson to provide coverage to 90% of Myanmar's 60 million-strong population within five years. However, it is not entirely clear how Myanmar's population is distributed…

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