Ooredoo launches 3G in Myanmar

Ooredoo will launch covering 68 cities in the country
3G, Myanmar, Ooredoo, Qatar, Telecoms

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Ooredoo has officially launched its mobile services in Myanmar with a ceremony held in the country’s capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, on Thursday night.

Ooredoo has rolled-out a new network using next generation UMTS900 technology, which offers customers in Myanmar a 3G service.

The company has currently launched in Myanmar’s three major cities and surrounding regions, initially covering 68 cities and towns and 7.8 million people. The network will rapidly extend beyond these three main cities to include 25 million people by the end of the year, as the company brings the benefits of connectivity to as many people as possible.

H.E. U Myat Hein, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said: “The event marks a turning point in our country's development, a truly historic moment. Over the past few years, the Union Government and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have worked hard to lay the foundations for the creation of a competitive telecommunications landscape that serves our people. With the introduction of Ooredoo’s services, our citizens will have an opportunity to choose the operator and services they use based on the quality of service, price and customer care. This will be a highly competitive market as our people are hungry for world-class communications services at affordable prices.”

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO at Ooredoo said: “A little over a year ago, we committed to breaking down all the barriers that limited the people of Myanmar’s access to high quality voice calls and a fast internet experience. One of the many reasons we are excited to be here in this wonderful country is that we strongly believe everybody has the right to experience the life-enriching benefits of mobile technology and the internet. We connect families and communities, we power innovation and we help youth fulfil their potential. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all the people of Myanmar and from what I have seen of the past two weeks we really are starting to deliver on this vision.”

Ross Cormack, CEO at Ooredoo Myanmar, commented: “We are so excited to have met our commitment to bring mobile telecommunications to the people of Myanmar, edging us ever closer to being able to serve the nation’s huge appetite for mobile technology. We are here today to bring our next generation network with the world’s most advanced 3G technology to the people of Myanmar all at affordable prices.”

“This means Myanmar’s people can say hello to anyone they like using Ooredoo’s crystal clear voice services and surf online all day long with our amazing, fast internet bundles. It’s fantastic that from today these will be a part of Myanmar’s vibrant everyday life,” he added. 

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