Telenor Myanmar has announced it is paying USD80 million to acquire an additional 2×10MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz frequency band. The Norwegian-owned cellco will utilise the spectrum to support the continued rollout of its 4G LTE services, having acquired its initial allocation of 2×10MHz in the 1800MHz band for USD80 million in May this year. Over the last six months, Telenor has deployed a 4G network which is expected to cover Myanmar’s largest 50 cities by the end of this year. The firm says its data network comprises 8,000 sites nationwide, serving more than 19 million customers in all states, regions and the union territory.
‘Myanmar has shown an exceptional hunger for mobile data, and to meet the incredible demand Telenor continues investing in a state-of-the-art network,’ commented Lars Erik Tellmann, CEO at Telenor Myanmar, adding: ‘Today, we are doubling our capacity for delivering high-quality 4G services, resulting in an immediate benefit for our customers who will experience smoother internet services and better indoor coverage.’