BUSINESS – MPT telecom market share shrinks

The number of users of state-owned telecoms operator Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has declined by almost 25 percent over the past two months from 11 million to eight million, according to the Ministry of Information. Until 2014, MPT was the sole service provider with its customer base almost tripling from four million in March 2013 to 11 million in January 2015. Norway-based Telenor and Qatari Ooredoo were granted operator licenses in August 2014. There are 18 million mobile phone users in the country.