Welcome!

News Feed Item

Ooredoo Launches in Myanmar with Series of Firsts

3G Mobile Communications Services Now Available, Accessible and Affordable to the Southeast Asian Nation for the First Time

DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooredoo officially launched its mobile services in Myanmar with a celebratory ceremony held in the country's capital city, Nay Pyi Taw, on Thursday night.

Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo speaks at the Ooredoo Myanmar’s celebratory launch ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday evening.

The event was attended by Dr. Nasser Marafih Group CEO, Ooredoo, H.E. U Myat Hein, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Myanmar; U Than Htun Aung, Director of Posts & Telecommunications Department, Myanmar, alongside other VIP guests, senior representatives from Ooredoo and media.

The event marked the first time that affordable telecommunications services have been made accessible for Myanmar's people, as well the first time in the country's history that access to the internet via a mobile device has been widely available.

Ooredoo has achieved a world first by rolling-out a new network using next generation UMTS900 technology, which offers customers in Myanmar a world-class 3G service with crystal clear voice calls and fast internet, as well as providing a solid foundation for a future move into 4G services.

H.E. U Myat Hein, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said: "Today's event marks a turning point in our country's development, a truly historic moment. Over the past few years, the Union Government and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology have worked hard to lay the foundations for the creation of a competitive telecommunications landscape that serves our people. With the introduction of Ooredoo's services, our citizens will have an opportunity to choose the operator and services they use based on the quality of service, price and customer care. This will be a highly competitive market as our people are hungry for world-class communications services at affordable prices."

During the launch ceremony, Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, commented on the company's success in Myanmar since winning one of two commercial telecom licenses in 2013. Highlights in the past 12 months included constructing the towers that deliver next-generation technology and its life-enriching benefits, creating employment opportunities for Myanmar's people and engaging with communities across the country as the company works to become part of the nation's everyday life.

Dr. 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. One of the many reasons we are excited to be here in this wonderful country is that we strongly believe everybody has the right to experience the life-enriching benefits of mobile technology and the internet. We connect families and communities, we power innovation and we help youth fulfill their potential. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all the people of Myanmar and from what I have seen of the past two weeks we really are starting to deliver on this vision."

Ooredoo has currently launched 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, as the company brings the benefits of connectivity to as many people as possible.

With Top-Up vouchers available from just $1, and for sale at 30,000 outlets across the country in addition to the 6,500 dealers selling Ooredoo SIM cards, the company is focused on ensuring accessibility for all. It has also launched a series of introductory internet bundles and chat packs.

As part of Ooredoo's commitment to supplying Myanmar's diverse population with the life-enhancing capabilities of smartphones, the company is also offering affordable handsets through launch promotions, such as the Samsung Galaxy V bundle, which offers the device and a package of minutes, SMS and data at an affordable price.

Ross Cormack, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar, commented: "We are so excited to have met our commitment to bring mobile telecommunications to the people of Myanmar, edging us ever closer to being able to serve the nation's huge appetite for mobile technology. We are here today to bring our next generation network with the world's most advanced 3G technology to the people of Myanmar all at affordable prices."

"This means Myanmar's people can say hello to anyone they like using Ooredoo's crystal clear voice services and surf online all day long with our amazing, fast internet bundles. It's fantastic that from today these will be a part of Myanmar's vibrant everyday life," he added.

Following its launch across the country, Ooredoo aims to release more services and bundle offers to cater to the diverse population's communications needs.

The company has already announced plans for a range of life enhancing services that will support the nation's high demand for education, help improve maternal healthcare, provide solutions to help the country's unbanked and supply technology that will improve the productivity of the nation's large agriculture sector.

About Ooredoo Myanmar

Ooredoo, the mobile telecom operator bringing crystal clear voice calls and fast internet for all in Myanmar, announced the availability of its life-enriching services in August 2014. In June 2013 Ooredoo Myanmar was awarded a licence to operate in the country. The past twelve months have been spent laying the foundations for Ooredoo to become an integral part of daily life in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar offers a wide range of life-enriching, exciting and customer-friendly mobile communication services through its next generation network. These services provide a platform for human growth and empowerment and are designed to help people achieve their full potential and businesses operate more efficiently.

Twitter: @ooredoo_mm
Instagram: @ooredoomyanmar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OoredooMyanmar
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ooredoomyanmar

About Ooredoo Group

Ooredoo is a leading international communications company delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses across markets in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people's lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential. Ooredoo has a presence in markets such as Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq, Palestine, the Maldives, Myanmar and Indonesia. The company was named "Best Mobile Operator of the Year" at the World Communication Awards 2013.

The company reported revenues of US$9.3 billion in 2013 and had a consolidated global customer base of more than 95 million people as of 31 December 2013. Ooredoo's shares are listed on the Qatar Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.

Twitter: @Ooredoo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ooredoogroup
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ooredoo
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ooredoogroup

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, Dr Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo stand together following the launch reveal moment at Ooredoo Myanmar’s celebratory launch ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday evening.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140818/137096
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140818/137098

SOURCE Ooredoo

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
StackIQ has announced the release of Stacki 3.2. Stacki is an easy-to-use Linux server provisioning tool. Stacki 3.2 delivers new capabilities that simplify the automation and integration of site-specific requirements. StackIQ is the commercial entity behind this open source bare metal provisioning tool. Since the release of Stacki in June of 2015, the Stacki core team has been focused on making the Community Edition meet the needs of members of the community, adding features and value, while ...
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.