Telenor Myanmar has officially launched 4G services, starting in capital city Nay Pyi Taw.
With the launch the operator has become Myanmar's second mobile operator to launch LTE services, following Ooredoo Myamar's debut in May.
Telenor Myanamr CEO Petter Furberg said in addition to the debut in the capital, the company is continuing to test 4G in other cities, and will progressively roll out the technology nationwide.
“While Telenor users in Nay Pyi Taw now can enjoy 4G services we aim to expand the service to other cities gradually. To provide high speed 4G services all over the country Telenor will need more spectrum,” he said.
“Telenor is looking forward to participating in the spectrum auctions planned by the Union Government later this year. Due to explosive growth of data and increasing data demand by the Myanmar people we believe it is urgently required to expand our services to 4G all over Myanmar.”
He noted that 60% of the operator's 16 million customers are now data users, and that Telenor has Myanmar's largest internet network with more than 5,800 towers across the country in all states and regions.
“Myanmar is experiencing an extensive growth of mobile subscriptions and we are also witnessing higher demand for mobile data,” Petter said. “Our 4G service is one more important step in the rapid development of the Myanmar telecom sector.”