Telenor Myanmar targets network expansion

first_img Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Asia HomeAsiaNews Telenor Myanmar targets network expansion Previous ArticleO2 chief presses ahead with IPONext ArticleBlog: Ten years on, telcos chase mindset shift Tags Joseph Waring AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 04 OCT 2016 Malaysia issues more registration finescenter_img Telenor books loss on $780M Myanmar write-off Telenor Myanmar will continue to expand coverage across the country, with plans to add nearly 4,000 towers in the next two years to take its total to more than 10,000 sites.Its market share has grown to 37 per cent, while state-run MPT has seen its share slip to 44 per cent from 100 per cent in the middle of 2014, when the market was opened to foreign competition. Telenor Myanmar has 17 million subscribers compared with 21 million for MPT. Third ranked Ooredoo Myanmar has just over nine million customers.Telenor said in a statement it operates more than 85,000 points-of-sale across the country.The operator celebrated its second anniversary in the country last week – it launched its first service in Mandalay on 27 September in 2014. To mark the occasion, it pledged donations of MMK170 million ($137,000), MMK10 for each active customer, to three charity organisations.On Sunday it launched multiple online self-care channels – a website, mobile app, and Facebook and Viber pages – to help customers register their SIM cards. The operator said these online self-care registration options complement existing registration services available at its designated points-of-sale and branded shops in all of Myanmar’s states and regions, and SMS-based checks.SIM registration is a requirement mandated by the government, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications recently announced that all mobile SIM cards need to be registered by 31 March. Author Myanmar presses operators to expand website blocks Related MPTnetwork expansionSIM registrationTelenor Myanmarlast_img read more

Samsung, Google in frame for Nokia healthcare buy

first_img Author Steve Costello GoogleNokiaSamsungWithings Tags Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Home Samsung, Google in frame for Nokia healthcare buy KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 20 APR 2018 Samsung is reported to be in the race to buy Nokia’s healthcare business, alongside Google and several French businesses, with suggestions French authorities are keeping an eye on the process.Nokia said it was reviewing its options for the unit earlier this year, which “may or may not” result in a transaction. But with the division having previously been identified as a focus for the company, this alone was an indication that all was not going well.Le Monde reported a number of companies are eyeing the business, including a mixture of European and international players. And while Google and Samsung have size on their side, it is believed the French authorities are watching closely due to the strategic importance of the digital health market.There is a clear French link: Nokia’s health play was bolstered by the 2016 acquisition of devices company Withings, which was based in the country. A significant number of workers are still employed in France.Le Monde said any buyer is likely to pay less for the business than Nokia’s acquisition of Withings, which was €170 million.It is also not clear if Nokia will keep a stake in the business, so it retains some exposure to what is generally perceived as an important market, or if it intends to hold on to some assets away from the consumer devices operation. Previous ArticleIndia localisation model pays off for GoogleNext ArticleAT&T continues prep for 5G networks Nokia makes AI move with Microsoftlast_img read more