With the recent awarding of mobile licenses by Myanmar, there seems to be major social and economic progress taking place in the country over the last two years. These ventures are expected to bring about considerable socio-economic benefits to the country and its people.
Myanmar will experience increased network rollout activity as Ericsson participates in the development of Telenor’s mobile network in the country. Ericsson announced they have secured a five year contract for multi-vendor managed services that will include radio-access network (RAN) and associated services for a great deal of Telenor’s network in the country.
With the new rollouts, Telenor’s network in Myanmar will cover about 90 percent of the country’s growing population of more than 60 million. The network is going to be set up to be one that can handle both 2G and 3G voice and data connectivity. Ericsson will serve as an MSP form that will help in the deployment as well as upgrades and maintenance now and in the future.
Ericsson’s specialization in this kind of a field will allow the company to help Telenor keep down the costs of operating a RAN, while also optimizing that network. The RAN will be able to actually be tailored so that it can handle different levels of traffic in different parts of the country. PetterFurberg, CEO of Telenor Myanmar, talked about the partnership with Ericsson in a recent statement saying, This is a historic project for Myanmar and for Telenor, and strong partners like Ericsson will be critical to its success.”