Telenor, Ooredoo finally awarded telecoms licenses

Ooredoo and Telenor finally received their Burmese mobile licences on Thursday at a ceremony in Naypyidaw. The companies were originally awarded the mobile licences in June, but the issuing of licenses was delayed while the government finalised telecommunications regulations. Ooredoo Group Chairman H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al-Thani said, “We look forward to working in partnership with the government of Myanmar to develop a world class network”, while Telenor said the country “represents a strong business opportunity.”