GSM TP on how to adapt tower design and packaging to the unique challenges of deployment in Myanmar
GSM Telecom Products take us from import challenges to hand-carrying components to remote cell sites in Myanmar
Myanmar needs 10,000 towers - maybe more. And Myanmar needs towers fast! However, importing towers into Myanmar is not easy, and inland logistics are a huge challenge in the context of the country’s under-developed transport network. This all adds up to a tremendous opportunity and a tremendous challenge for telecom tower manufacturers.
TowerXchange first spoke to GSM Telecom Products about their activities in West Africa. We revisited CEO Christian Strømme to hear how they got into Myanmar early and developed the local contacts necessary to tailor their designs and packaging to meet local requirements.
TowerXchange: What’s your view of the opportunity for tower manufacturers in Myanmar?
Christian Strømme, CEO, GSM Telecom Products:
Myanmar is a great opportunity for all parts of the Telecom industry, but for tower manufacturing it is one of the last real golden opportunities.