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Myanmar (Burma) - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet Product Image

Myanmar (Burma) - Telecoms, Mobile and Internet

  • ID: 1410514
  • September 2014
  • Region: Burma
  • 40 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

Competition arrives in Myanmar's restructured telecom sector: what next?

Throughout 2012 and into 2013 major changes have been taking place in Myanmar's telecom sector. The government's plans to liberalise the market have certainly moved quickly. The initial round of reforms has seen action on the issuing of a series of new telecom operating licences, allowing international companies to form joint ventures with the government to build infrastructure and to offer services. The changes coincided with wider reforms being pursued by a government that had come to power in Myanmar in 2011 after many years of rule by the military. Among other things, the new government has announced some ambitious growth targets. Whilst it is generally agreed that the reform project had made a good start, by mid-2013 there remained much work to be done to bring the country's telecom sector up to speed.
Over the last year or so, the international telecom community has shown unprecedented interest in this emerging market. The issuing of new mobile licences in mid-2013 took place as scheduled and saw two foreign players chosen to enter the market and help the country achieve its growth targets. These READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
2.1.1 Background
2.1.2 Economy
2.2 Political and social changes in Myanmar
2.2.1 Protests in 2007
2.2.2 Referendum
2.2.3 Prelude to 2010 elections
2.2.4 The 2010 elections and aftermath
2.2.5 New government and legislature 2011 onwards
2.2.6 IMF reports -2012 / 2013
2.2.7 Censorship
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Myanmar's telecom market
3.2 New telecom licences - 2013
3.2.1 Background
3.2.2 Decision on the two new operators
3.3 Analysis: challenges facing the licence winners
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.2 Market liberalisation process
4.3 Foreign investment
4.4 Industry activity following liberalisation
4.5 Other new licences
4.6 Corruption investigations
4.7 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 National infrastructure
5.1.1 Background
5.1.2 Fixed-line statistics
5.1.3 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
5.1.4 National backbone network
5.2 International infrastructure
5.2.1 Overview
5.2.2 Satellite networks
6. Internet market
6.1 Overview
6.2 Background
6.3 Government control of the internet
6.3.1 Cyber attack
6.4 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
6.4.1 Bagan Cybertech
6.4.2 Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP)
6.4.3 Internet statistics
6.5 Internet cafes - background
6.6 WiMAX
7. Mobile communications
7.1 Overview of Myanmar's mobile market
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.3 Tariffs
7.4 Third Generation (3G) development
7.5 Mobile operators
7.6 Myanmar P&T (MPT)
7.6.1 Overview
7.6.2 Changing market
7.6.3 SIM card pricing
7.7 Ooredoo
7.7.1 Overview
7.7.2 Service launch
7.8 Telenor
7.8.1 Overview
7.9 Mobile services
7.9.1 Satellite mobile
7.9.2 Mobile Broadcasting
8. Broadcasting market
8.1 Overview
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Myanmar 2014
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2011
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2013
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2013
Table 6 National telecommunications authorities
Table 7 Myanmar's GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2015
Table 8 Fixed-line subscribers, penetration and annual change 1988, 1990, 1995 - 2014
Table 9 Internet users and penetration 1999 - 2014
Table 10 Fixed internet subscribers 1999 2013
Table 11 Fixed broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 12 Mobile broadband subscribers 2011 - 2014
Table 13 Internet access by household 2005 - 2012
Table 14 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2013
Table 15 Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change 1995 - 2014
Table 16 MPT Mobile subscribers and annual change by service type March 2009
Table 15 MPT subscribers, annual change and market share 2008 - 2013
Table 17 Key broadcasting statistics 2013
Chart 1 - Fixed-line subscribers and annual change - 2000 2014
Chart 2 - Internet users and penetration 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 - Mobile subscribers and annual change - 2005 - 2014
Exhibit 1 Overview of MPT's CDMA service

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