Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:41
Myanmar’s telecommunication sector has been dominated by Chinese products, which is the upshot of the restriction imposed on products from other countries, Htay Win, chief engineer of the mobile communications department told the Eleven Media Group.
Statistics show that about seven out of 100 people in the country are mobile users. The Chinese products like ZTE, Huawei are the fast-moving items in the local mobile market.
Companies from other countries have small market share in Myanmar’s mobile sector, according to Htay Win. Despite the desire to use value-for-money products, Myanmar people have to put up with the less durable ones from China because global companies didn't enter into the Myanmar mobile market.
An official from Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications said that the country needs to speed up legislation for foreign investment. “We have to be aware that well-experienced global companies know how to take advantage of the country’s weak legislation.”
Nippon Electric Company and KDDI, Japan second largest telecommunications company, will open their branch offices in Myanmar in early 2013.
Vietnam’s top mobile telecom service company opened its representative office in Myanmar on November 24 in a bid to boost its long-term investment in the country.
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