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!
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 a tower market for the feint-hearted, but the opportunity may be as great as any in the global tower industry. TowerXchange takes a first look...
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