Myanmar (Burma) - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses
- August 2017
- 35 pages
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.
- 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.
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Table of Contents
1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1.2 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
3.1.3 Political and social changes in Myanmar
4. Telecommunications market
4.2 Market Overview and Analysis
4.3 Investment in telecom sector
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Market liberalisation process
5.4 Telecommunications Law - 2013
5.5 Telecom Master Plan
5.6 Licensing – Fixed Services
5.7 Corruption investigations
5.8 Government control of the internet
5.9 Fibre access
6. Competition issues
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Fixed-line statistics
7.1.1 Fibre networks
7.2 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
7.3 National backbone network
7.4 Mobile towers
7.5 International infrastructure
7.5.3 Terrestrial cables
7.5.4 Other developments
8. Fixed-line broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.2 Market Developments
8.3 Internet statistics
8.4 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
8.4.1 Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP)
8.5 Broadband statistics
8.6 Forecasts – broadband subscribers – 2017; 2019; 2022
8.6.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
8.7 Fixed-line broadband technologies
9. Mobile market
9.1 Mobile statistics
9.2 Mobile data
9.3 Mobile broadband
9.4 Forecasts – mobile subscribers – 2017; 2019; 2022
9.5 Mobile Regulatory issues
9.5.1 SIM cards
9.5.2 Mobile operators - 2013
Table 1 – Country statistics Myanmar – 2017
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 3 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 4 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
Table 5 – National telecommunications authorities
Table 6 – Historical - fixed-line subscribers, penetration, annual change – 1990, 1995 - 2005
Table 7 – Fixed-line subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2017
Table 8 – Internet penetration – 2007 - 2018
Table 9 – Historic - Internet users and penetration – 1999 - 2016
Table 10 – Historic - Internet penetration users and penetration– 1999 – 2016
Table 11 – Internet household penetration – 2003 - 2017
Table 12 – Proportion of households with a computer– 2007 - 2017
Table 13 – International internet bandwidth – 2000 - 2017
Table 14 – Fixed broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2017
Table 15 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
Table 16 – Historical - mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 1995 - 2005
Table 17 – Mobile subscribers, penetration and annual change – 2006 - 2017
Table 18 – Percentage of Population Covered by Type of Mobile Network
Table 19 – Mobile broadband subscribers – 2011 - 2017
Table 20 – Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates – 2012 - 2017; 2019; 2022
Table 21 – Mobile operator by system launch
Table 22 – Mobile market share by operator - 2017
Table 23 – Mobile market share by operator – 2016
Table 24 –MPT launch and system
Table 25 – MPT subscribers – 2008 - 2017
Table 26 – Ooredoo mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2017
Table 27 – Ooredoo mobile ARPU – 2014 - 2015
Table 28 – Telenor mobile subscribers – 2014 - 2017
Table 29 – Historic - Telenor mobile ARPU – 2014 - 2015
Table 30 – Key broadcasting statistics
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