KDDI may clinch Myanmar deal this month

KDDI may clinch Myanmar deal this month

Dylan Bushell-Embling  |   May 14, 2014
telecomasia.net
Myanmar state-owned operator MPT hopes to sign a partnership agreement with Japan's KDDI by the end of the month.
 
The complicated process of negotiating the terms of a deal is nearing completion, the Myanmar Times reported, citing a government official.
 
Under the proposed deal, KDDI would help operate and manage MPT's networks and share MPT's existing telecom license.
 
MPT is currently Myanmar's sole mobile operator, but the company is bracing for increased competition from Telenor and Ooredoo, which are working hard to roll out their own networks after receiving nationwide telecom licenses
 
MPT has been negotiating with KDDI since September last year over the partnership agreement.
 
The company had also invited SingTel and Orange to participate in negotiations, but by January had settled on KDDI http://www.telecomasia.net/content/myanmars-mpt-likely-partner-kddi as the most likely partner.
 
All the companies invited to take part in negotiations had missed out on a telecom license during last year's tender process, which drew strong interest from the telecom sector.
Dylan Bushell-Embling

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