Affordable mobile phones have finally been made available in Myanmar after Ooredoo began offering limited services at the beginning of August 2014. A total of 68 towns and cities will have access to Ooredoo services and the company plans to reach 25 million people in 450 cities by the end of the year. Ross Cormack, CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar, said that the company’s services provide high- definition voice services and fast internet in all the areas where coverage is available. Affordable SIM cards have been highly anticipated since Ooredoo and Norwegian firm Telenor were announced as the winners of an international tender to operate telecoms services in Myanmar in June 2013. No official announcement has been made by Telenor regarding their services, but they are expected to go live within the next few months.