Japanese firms to roll out Myanmar fibre

22 May 2013

Sumitomo, NTT Communications and NEC have concluded a deal with the Myanmar government for the deployment of a fibre-optic network linking three major cities, ZDNet reports. The deal will see the trio of Japanese vendors install a 30Gbps backbone linking Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw, as well as rolling out fibre-based networks (FTTx) within those cities, capable of transmission speeds of up to 10Gbps. The project is to be funded by a JPY1.71 billion (USD16.67 million) grant offered to Myanmar by Tokyo, with construction due to be completed by the end of November this year.

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