Epsilon expands Myanmar partnership

Dylan Bushell-Embling
11 Sep 2013

Connectivity service provider Epsilon has teamed up with Myanmar operator YTP to deliver enterprise data services in the market.

Epsilon and YTP will collaborate to provide local data services to commercial buildings within Myanmar, as well as international data connectivity for local and foreign businesses operating in the nation.

Carrier-neutral international connectivity will be provided via Epsilon's Global Network Exchange.

YTP and Epsilon have been collaborating for the past year, with Epsilon providing its managed switch partition services and an international voice gateway to connect international calls to Myanmar.

Epsilon CEO Andreas Hipp said the liberalisation of Myanmar's telecom sector means the companies can expand their relationship.

“When telecoms laws are finally passed in Myanmar we are in a position to begin offering local access services in the country and help to spur on economic growth as well as infrastructure development,” he said.

“We have had a very successful relationship with YTP in supporting their voice services and we look forward to expanding our co-operation to cover data services as well.”

YTP provides nation-wide satellite and wireless voice, data and corporate VPN services.

In July, the Myanmar government awarded nationwide telecom licenses to international players Telenor and Ooredoo as part of plans to open the telecom sector to more international participation and improve the nation's poor teledensity.

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