Norwegian company Telenor and Qatari-based company Ooreedo have been awarded highly anticipated telecommunications licenses in Burma.
Both companies say they will invest billions of dollars to roll out mobile phone, SMS and Internet networks across the impoverished country.
The companies are set to change Burma’s telecoms landscape – where less than 10 percent of the population have access to a phone.
At a press conference in Rangoon on Wednesday both companies presented their plans.
DVB’s Khin Maung Win spoke to Telenor’s vice president of communications about the challenges and rewards that come with the tender.