Myanmar never gets old
Industry leaders review 2019 and discuss what is next for the country
Five years ago, Myanmar had no towercos on the ground and buying a SIM card was a prohibitive privilege. Now, the country has 56mn mobile subscribers and a 110% mobile penetration. Moreover, the Post & Telecommunications Department (PTD) reports 23,381 towers across the country’s diverse geography with a tenancy ratio of 1.35, which varies from 1.1 to 2.2 between different players. This dynamic and evolving towerco playground has benefited from the implementation of a modern regulatory regime, which has facilitated the entrance of independent infrastructure players while turning a monopolised, outdated telecom market into one of the most competitive MNO landscapes in Southeast Asia.