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Telenor ahead of rival Ooredoo


Telenor increases subscribers Photo: Ye Aung THU/AFP

Telenor has said it now has 6.4 million mobile customers in Myanmar, placing the Norway-based operator well ahead of rival Ooredoo Myanmar's 3.3 million subscribers.

In a presentation by Telenor Mynamar, the company said its network now covers over 50 per cent of the population, while 58 per cent of the customer base uses mobile data. Telenor's target is to reach 90 per cent population coverage in five years. Telenor Myanmar plans to expand into more rural and ethnic areas as well as increase local language content.

However, Telenor Mynamar CEO Petter Borre Furberghas stated thatthere were six main areas of risk that continue to face Telenor. These include corruption, institutional capacity (the ability of governments to implement processes and take decisions), the legal framework, land issues (such as land ownership matters), supply chain sustainability and ethnic states.

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