Ooredoo Myanmar has also extended its existing managed services agreement with Nokia to incorporate the 4G network.
Nokia has completed the initial 4G roll-out in three months by upgrading Ooredoo Myanmar’s existing 3G network using the Nokia Single RAN and Packet Core platforms. This fast deployment time allowed Ooredoo to launch its high-capacity service in Yangon, Nay Phi Daw, Mandalay, and Bagan and continue the country’s digital transformation.
Nokia has deployed the network across the Yangon region, the largest and most densely populated region in Myanmar. This has enabled Ooredoo Myanmar to offer high-speed mobile services to subscribers in some areas for the first time while meeting future data demands.
Earlier, Nokia provided its Managed Services to Ooredoo Myanmar’s 3G network, providing support from its global delivery center in Chennai, India, as well as in-country support in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar has seven million subscribers in the country.
John Farhat, chief technology and information officer of Ooredoo Myanmar, said: “We are using the 2100Mhz frequency band to offer 4G services. However, the increasing popularity of our LTE services will allow us to further invest in procuring spectrum in the 1800 Mhz and 2600 Mhz frequency band, in the forthcoming auctions.”