Power provisioning in Myanmar to meet SLAs with zero or unstable grid
How towercos are rising to the challenge; future opportunities for ESCOs
In 2014, two new operators entered the Myanmar market. The model for both Norway-based Telenor and Qatar-based Ooredoo was to outsource tower building to independent towercos. In phase one and two of the rollout Telenor required their towercos to acquire and operate power systems whilst Ooredoo retained ownership of their energy assets and did not include power in their SLAs. By phase three of the rollout both operators’ appointed towercos took on the tower+power model. At TowerXchange’s Meetup Asia in December 2016, towercos and industry stakeholders candidly shared their views on the current and potential future of power provisioning to Myanmar’s towers.