Telenor Myanmar buys 12-year licence in 1800MHz spectrum

23 May 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe

Telenor Myanmar has confirmed that it has purchased a twelve-year licence for a 2×10MHz block of spectrum in the 1800MHz band.

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Telenor paid $32 million up front for the frequencies and will pay the remaining $48 million between the second and fourth year of the licence term.

“Telenor has built the largest mobile network in Myanmar, and over the last ten months we have gradually introduced 4G in 19 cities and towns across the country, utilising existing spectrum,” said Telenor CEO Lars Erik Tellmann.

“With 1800MHz spectrum, we now are set up to provide customers with a richer internet experience with superior download speeds, smoother high-definition video streams, lag-free gaming, a stronger social media experience, and more consistent performance in peak hours, among others. We are in the midst of enabling 4G/LTE on 1800MHz on our network, and hope to expand services to more cities and towns in coming months – including an impending launch of 4G/LTE in Yangon very soon!”