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Telenor increases Myanmar footprint; claims 50% population coverage

4 Sep 2015

Telenor Myanmar has announced that its network has been extended to Dawei in the Tanintharyi Division, giving the cellco coverage of 13 major areas. As such, the Norwegian-backed operator now offers mobile connectivity in Mandalay, Yangon, Sagaing, Bago, Magway, Ayeyarwaddy, Kayin, Mon, Kachin, Shan, Kayah, Nay Pyi Taw and Tanintharyi. Telenor today has a network footprint of more than 2,700 sites, covering over 50% of populated areas across Myanmar. The company is expected to rollout between 3,500 and 4,000 towers by the end of 2015.

Petter Furberg, CEO of Telenor Myanmar, commented: ‘Although we are facing some challenges in the rainy season, we are doing our best to continue the pace of our network growth. We have gradually expanded our services to more towns and cities to underscore our mission to serve everyone with affordable voice and data … We are working hard to improve the quality of our network in the cities: in Yangon we now have more than 811 sites, while in Mandalay we now have 521 sites turned on.’

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