The structure of the tower industry in Myanmar (May 2014)
New license holders Ooredoo and Telenor partnering with four towercos to roll out 10,000 shared towers in two years
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TowerXchange has consolidated dozens of sources to sketch our initial impressions of the shape of the Myanmar tower rollout. With around 1,800 towers already standing, owned by incumbent operators MPT and YPT, new international license holders Telenor have engaged Apollo Towers and Irrawaddy Green Towers, while Ooredoo have engaged MTC (Digicel) and Pan Asia Towers (Protelindo) to rollout an initial 10,000 independent towers over the next two years.
Phase one of the rollout of towers in Myanmar, which has already commenced and will run through the end of 2014, will consist of approximately 5,000 towers, concentrated in and around Myanmar’s three main cities; Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.