Ooredoo 3G mobile services launched in Myanmar

Ooredoo announced the launch of its 3G mobile services in Myanmar.

Nasser Marafih, group CEO, Ooredoo, Myat Hein, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Myanmar; and Htun Aung, director of Posts & Telecommunications Department, Myanmar, attended the event in the country’s capital city, Nay Pyi Taw.

Ooredoo rolled out a 3G new network using next generation UMTS900 technology, which offers a solid foundation for a future move into 4G services.

Ooredoo bagged one of two commercial telecom licenses in Myanmar in 2013.

Nasser Marafih, group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “A little over a year ago, we committed to breaking down all the barriers that limited the people of Myanmar’s access to high quality voice calls and a fast internet experience.”

Ooredoo has launched its 3G services in Myanmar’s three major cities and surrounding regions, initially covering 68 cities and towns and 7.8 million people. The network will rapidly extend beyond these three main cities to include 25 million people by the end of the year.


The telecom operator has priced Top-Up vouchers at $1. Its services are available in 30,000 outlets across the country in addition to the 6,500 dealers selling Ooredoo SIM cards.

It has also launched a series of introductory internet bundles and chat packs.

Samsung Galaxy V bundle, which offers the device and a package of minutes, SMS and data at an affordable price, is also available in the country.

Ooredoo will offer services to meet the demand for education, improve maternal healthcare, help unbanked and improve the productivity of agriculture sector.

IN PIX: U Myint Zaw, national sales director, Ooredoo Myanmar; Ross Cormack, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar; David Abel, chief mentor, Ooredoo Myanmar; U Myat Hein, Union Minister for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar; Nasser Marafih, group CEO, Ooredoo at the launch of Ooredoo Myanmar.

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