Published: Tuesday January 15, 2013 MYT 1:59:00 PM
Myanmar to award 2 nationwide telco services licences in H1, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: The Myanmar government has invited companies to submit bids for two nationwide telecommunications service licences, which will be issued by the first half of 2013.
Its government said on Tuesday the issuance of the licences was part of its policy framework to develop its telecommunications and ICT industry by facilitating competition of local and international operators in the sector.
"The main goals are to increase the overall tele-density of the country to 75% to 80% in 2015-2016, to make the telecommunications services available to the public at affordable prices, and to give the public the capability of choice for the telecommunications services," said the government.
The government said the Telecommunication Operator Tender Selection Committee was inviting telcos to express their interest.
As the first step, the interested parties had to submit an expression of interest no later than 3pm local time on Jan 25 to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the committee, Office Building No (32), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.