A first look at the tower industry in Myanmar

Four operators, at least four towercos, and five years to achieve 60% coverage from a very low baseline… Ready steady go!

Read this article to learn:

  • Alliances among Myanmar’s four MNOs and four+ towercos
  • How many towers does Myanmar need and when?
  • Risks: lack of proven partners, poor electricity and transport infrastructure, a weak land registry and slow permitting
  • A snapshot of the Golden Towers / Viom Networks joint venture towerco

The race is on to deliver coverage and capacity to the virgin territory of Myanmar. Multiple towercos are jostling for clusters of towers handed out by two international and two local operators. Local ICT experience is scarce; a lot of knowledge and equipment must be imported. Electricity and transport infrastructure are under-developed. Myanmar is not…

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