The next phase of the Myanmar tower rollout
Joint rollout abandoned, Telenor and Ooredoo award separate contracts for phase three of rollout
Yet another change of direction within the Myanmar rollout – for a couple of weeks it looked like the heralded co-ordinated rollout might finally take place, with Telenor issuing an RFP for 1,105 sites on which Ooredoo were to co-locate, but now our sources tell us phase three of the rollout will again be undertaken separately, albeit with a new alignment of towercos to operators that is set to reshape the fledgling tower industry in Myanmar.
Phase one and two of the rollout finally complete
After delays caused by a lack of bureaucratic capacity, delays caused by a lack of capital, delays securing build permits and land registration, and delays caused by monsoon rains, the 4,650 towers in phase one and two of Ooredoo and Telenor’s Myanmar rollout are nearing completion – all the towers will probably be lit by the time you read this article.