Myanmar to award two licences by end of 1H13

15 Jan 2013

The government of Myanmar has announced that it will award two telecoms operating concessions by the end of the first half of 2013, thereby ending the near-monopoly of state-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT). The licences, which are to be awarded via beauty contest rather than an auction, are expected to be for valid for between 10-20 years, and the government hopes to increase overall teledensity in the country between 75% and 80% of the population by 2015-2016. Interested parties are required to submit an Expression of Interest by 25 January.