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Myanmar (Burma) - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Myanmar (Burma) - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Myanmar sees the entry of a fourth Mobile Operator

There has been a significant change to the telecom landscape over the past few years. This began with the entry of two foreign operators joining the former monopoly operator, Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT).

In 2017 they were joined by Myanmar National Tele & Communications (MNTC). MNTC will operate under the Mytel' brand name and make use of existing telecoms infrastructure currently owned or used by sister company MECTel.

Myanmar remains one of the last underdeveloped telecommunication markets in Asia, however this gap is being bridged quickly with a focus on mobile services and exploding growth in that sector. Mynanmar's mobile market has experienced very rapid growth from 2013 to 2017, driven by the entry of three new competitors in the market. This has dramatically increased market competition. As the market is close to reaching maturity, a significant slowdown in growth is predicted over the next five years to 2022.

The fixed broadband market remains highly underdeveloped, mainly due to the dominance of the mobile platform and an unwillingness by operators to invest in fixed broadband infrastructure.

Mobile broadband has experienced very strong growth over the past few years, driven by rapid growth in the mobile sector. Strong growth is predicted over the next five years however at a slower rate due to increasing maturity in the market. The limited footprint of the nation's fixed line networks and the limited access to PCs has kept fixed broadband penetration low, but created huge demand for data services on smartphones.

Key developments:

Myanmar remains one of the last underdeveloped telecoms markets in Asia.
However this gap is being bridged quickly with a focus on mobile services.
The number of mobile operators has increased from one to four over the past few years.
This has dramatically increased market competition.
The fixed broadband market remains highly underdeveloped.
Mobile broadband has experienced very strong growth over the past few years.

Companies mentioned in this report

Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT); Telenor Myanmar; Ooredoo Myanmar; KDDI; Sumitomo; SingTel, Digicel; Qatar Telecom; Viettel Group; Vodafone, Myanmar National Tele & Communications (MNTC).


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics Myanmar - 2017
    • Table Telephone network statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Broadband statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table Mobile statistics - 2017 (e)
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
    • Background
      • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
      • Political and social changes in Myanmar
      • Censorship
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • MARKET OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS
    • INVESTMENT IN TELECOM SECTOR
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • MARKET LIBERALISATION PROCESS
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW - 2013
    • TELECOM MASTER PLAN
    • LICENSING - FIXED SERVICES
    • CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS
    • GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE INTERNET
    • FIBRE ACCESS
  • COMPETITION ISSUES
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • FIXED-LINE STATISTICS
      • Table Historical - fixed-line subscribers, penetration, annual change - 1990, 1995 - 2005
      • Table Fixed-line subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2017
      • Fibre networks
    • WIRELESS LOCAL LOOP (WLL)
    • NATIONAL BACKBONE NETWORK
    • MOBILE TOWERS
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Satellite
      • Submarine
      • Terrestrial cables
      • Other developments
  • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION AND STATISTICAL OVERVIEW
    • MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet user penetration - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Historic - Internet users and penetration - 1999 - 2016
      • Table Internet penetration - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Historic - Internet penetration users and penetration- 1999 - 2016
      • Table Internet household penetration - 2003 - 2017
      • Table Proportion of households with a computer- 2007 - 2017
      • Table International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2017
    • INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (ISPS)
      • Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP)
    • BROADBAND STATISTICS
      • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - BROADBAND SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Notes on scenario forecasts
    • FIXED-LINE BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES
  • MOBILE MARKET
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Historical - mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 1995 - 2005
      • Table Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change - 2006 - 2017
      • Table Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
    • MOBILE DATA
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers - 2011 - 2017
    • FORECASTS - MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS - 2017; 2019; 2022
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates - 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
    • MOBILE REGULATORY ISSUES
      • SIM cards
      • Mobile operators - 2013
      • Spectrum
  • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 3G
    • 4G LTE
  • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • OPERATORS
      • Table Mobile operator by system launch
      • Table Mobile market share by operator - 2017
      • Table Mobile market share by operator - 2016
    • MYANMAR P&T (MPT)
      • Table MPT launch and system
      • Table MPT subscribers - 2008 - 2017
    • OOREDOO
      • Overview
        • Table Ooredoo mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2017
        • Table Ooredoo mobile ARPU - 2014 - 2015
      • Financials
      • 4G Network
    • TELENOR
      • Overview
      • Service launch and expansion
        • Table Telenor mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2017
        • Table Historic - Telenor mobile ARPU - 2014 - 2015
      • 4G Network
    • MYANMAR NATIONAL TELE & COMMUNICATIONS (MNTC)
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-BANKING
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • BROADCASTING MARKET
      • Table Key broadcasting statistics
  • RELATED REPORTS

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