"According to the Myanmar Times, under a step-by-step privatisation process, the MPT will be abolished and reformed as Myanmar Telecom, which will operate without funding from the government. Yatanarpon Teleport will bemerged intoa new company named Yatanarpon Telecom.
Two other private operators, which could be foreign firms, would join in to offer mobile connections, landline telephones, a public switchboard telephone network, information technology and internet services, the report said.
A telecom corporation will be set up by the end of the year and then the MPT will call for international tenders and the winning operators should be ready for running by 2013.
Targeting to upgrade user density from 75 percent to 80 percent by 2016, a process will start in 2013 to raise the number of users to 39.5 million by 2016, the report said"
Indo Asian News Service, 11 Sep 2012
This is an update led by a team of ICT experts with extensive Myanmar and regional experience. Besides industry review, the briefing provides forecasts on future trends and expected developments thus enabling you to:
- Attain overview of the demographics of the country and how this could affect the telecom market and obligations of investors.
- Gain insight into the ongoing Nation Building processes that will directly impact Telecom investments.
- Understand the landscape of Local Companies that are currently involved in Telecoms and ICT Developments today and their views for the future.
- Know who the main players are in the current environment and the ongoing activities and initiatives for Telecom Sector Reform.
- Participate in group Interactive discussions that can be used to develop and propose new regulatory strategies and structures that could facilitate growth, competition and balance investor risk in a purely Myanmar Context.
- Discover the 'actual' opportunities that are available in the Telecoms and ICT sector today in Myanmar and understand the strategies that could be used for effective market entry.
- Learn how New Technologies & Infrastructure development strategies can reduce investment risk whilst enhancing Network Capacity, Coverage, Value Added Services and Subscriber Growth rates.
Than Htun Aung
Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications
U Zaw Min Oo
Barons Tele-Link Services Co., Ltd
Myanmar Computer Federation
Yup Seng Ing, Managing Director
John Stefanac, President SEA/Pacific
Paul Gerard Crilley, Senior Consultant
Yatanarpon Teleport Co. Ltd
Charles Ashley, Regional Head
Stephanie Huf, Head of Communications
Ericsson South East Asia and Oceania
Sami Tabbane, Professor
U Kyaw Naing, Chief Engineer
Amara Communications (Myanmar)
Detecon Asia-Pacific Ltd. (Thailand)
Bertie McCrory, Managing Director
Contatica Asia Ltd.
Hugh McGarry, Principal
Garnet Consulting Pty Ltd