Telenor Myanmar

On 30 January 2014, Telenor Group signed an agreement with Myanmar for a nationwide telecommunications license. Telenor is now ready to bring world class telecom services to Myanmar. As one of the world’s largest telecom companies, Telenor will build on its experience and competence from operations in Asia and globally.

Key facts

  • 367 employees (Q4 2014)
  • Total revenues of NOK 290 million (2014)
  • Monthly Mobile ARPU: NOK 42 (Q4 2014)
  • 3.406 million mobile subscriptions (Q4 2014)
  • License in the 900MHz and 2.1GHz bands, valid for 15 years
  • Population is 51 million
  • Less than 10 percent of mobile penetration
  • Telenor will build mobile network using HSPA and LTE-ready technologies
  • Aim to provide network coverage for 90% of the population within five years
  • Launched in Myanmar by switching on the mobile network in Mandalay, the cultural city, on September 27, 2014
  • Network in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital, was turned on October 3,2014, followed by Yangon, the largest city, on October 26, 2014
  • The network will now expand into other cities and rural areas.
  • Voice and data services over 2G and 3G commercially launched as initial offering
  • The headquarters are located in Yangon
  • CEO: Petter Furberg

Historical background

Telenor passed a major milestone with the signing of the nationwide telecommunications license agreement with the Myanmar government on 30 January 2014. Telenor was declared a successful application for the license on June 27, 2013, followed by a license negotiation process. Telenor plans to rapidly roll out a modern telecommunications network and services that will deliver the benefits of mobile communications to people throughout the country.