Telenor Myanmar inks tower deal with OCK Group/King Royal

1 Dec 2015

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia’s OCK Group and King Royal Technologies for the construction and lease of more than 900 towers. Regarding the deal, the Myanmar Times cites Telenor Myanmar’s head of communications, Joachim Rajarim as saying that the operator is enlisting new tower companies to ensure that it achieves the coverage obligations of its licence, which require the cellco to serve 90% of the country within five years. ‘To date, we have built close to 3,700 sites in 13 states and regions in Myanmar, and believe that we will need to build close to 9,000 sites in order to provide solid nationwide voice and data coverage,’ the official explained, adding: ‘We see the clear need to expand our supply chain to secure and build sites, as rollout progresses from high density urban areas and large townships to smaller towns, villages and rural areas, and we continue to work closely with all existing partners to accelerate rollout.’

Myanmar, Telenor Myanmar