Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Ooredoo Myanmar: Two steps forward


Friday 30 May 14

Ross Cormack, CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, paints a picture of pent-up demand for mobile services and a challenging operating environment.

Qatar’s Ooredoo in January said it aimed to launch mobile services in Myanmar’s major cities within six months. Ross Cormack, CEO of the telco’s Myanmar unit, tells Total Telecom how the network build is progressing. How is the rollout going? We’ve built the first switching centre, the first data centre and that’s been up and running since the beginning of the year; we did our first call in January. We have got our IT running and it’s doing everything it should at this stage. We’re building transmission, we’re building fibre and we’re working with towers companies to roll out the radio infrastructure. We’ve got two towers companies: MTC and Pan Asia Towers. They have a large number of leases which they’re turning into building permits for us. We’ve got some low hundreds of base stations and towers starting to go up…

Qatar’s Ooredoo in January said it aimed to launch mobile services in Myanmar’s major cities within six months. Ross Cormack, CEO of the telco’s Myanmar unit, tells Total Telecom how the network build is progressing. How is the rollout going? We’ve built the first switching centre, the first data centre and that’s been up and running since the beginning of the year; we did our first call in January. We have got our IT running and it’s doing everything it should at this stage. We’re building transmission, we’re building fibre and we’re working with towers companies to roll out the radio infrastructure. We’ve got two towers companies: MTC and Pan Asia Towers. They have a large number of leases which they’re turning into building permits for us. We’ve got some low hundreds of base stations and towers starting to go up…

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