Updated on : Thứ Hai, 11/06/2018 - 5:07 CH
Viettel opens 10th international mobile network in Myanmar

VGP – The Vietnamese military run telecom Viettel Corporation has launched its 10th international mobile network in Myanmar, under the brand name of Mytel.

Mytel, the fourth mobile phone operator in that country, has said it wants to become the biggest in the country in terms of both infrastructure and business. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces, said that the event is a milestone in the history of Myanmar, and also a milestone in the relationship and cooperation between Viet Nam and Myanmar in the field of ICT. He expressed his belief that the Mytel joint venture would continue to succeed and contribute to the development of telecommunications and high quality human resources for Myanmar.

According to Nguyen Thanh Nam, General Director of Mytel, his network’s goal is to create a real information highway with extensive 4G infrastructure in order to empower local people and the country of Myanmar in the Industrial Revolution 4.0. As present in other international markets, Viettel has set the top target of becoming No. 1 in mobile broadband, thus significantly improving the world rankings of the telecommunications infrastructure in the country in which they are investing, Nam added.

In addition to its business operations, Mytel expects to spend US$80 million over 15 years for social responsibility projects in Myanmar, of which 80% will be allocated to support the education sector.

Internet at schools will be the first community project with a promise of bringing free broadband internet to 1,535 schools across the country.

It will also sponsor the International Computers Contest for three years and help develop education management software.

Among the ten international markets where Viettel has run business, Myanmar is the country with the fastest deployment of telecommunications infrastructure and is the biggest foreign market of Viettel up to now.

At the grand opening ceremony, Viettel Group announced its no-international-roaming-fees policy in Myanmar for its subscribers in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia and vice versa, the first of its kind in the world.

To date, Viettel's registered capital in foreign countries has reached over US$2 billion, with profit at US$516 million, or nearly 45% of the total investment.

                                                                                                                                        By Vien Nhu

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