As you may know that Ooredoo is releasing GSM SIM card in August in Myanmar, there must be many changing in mobile industry in Myanmar. Telenor will also sell SIM card within few months. People predict that people will change their culture of using Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) to another two operators, Ooredoo and Telenor.
People are very tired of using the worst internet speed given by MPT. They still don’t change their technology and system to make it better. Experts said that they need to change the whole infrastructure to develop. So they partnered with a Japan mobile telecommunication company. So there must be three competitors in Myanmar in mobile operator business. People are hoping to use very fast internet speed. Now Ooredoo is giving SIM cards to some people for testing. Within testing period, many people are saying good about SIM cards. Even some said they can get crystal clear voice and video call. But people still don’t know if they are selling it only prepaid package. Post package will also probably be available in Myanmar.
There are more than 62 million of people in Myanmar. To fulfill very body to own a mobile phone, it will take many years in changing period. It will also change the people standard in Myanmar. Business related to mobile phone will emerge immediately. Communication system between people will also get develop bit. Before E-Commerce, mobile-commerce will grow faster. Now many local banks are developing mobile money system so that people can transfer money via mobile USSD system. For now, many people are now using MPT’s SIM card. I am not sure that if they are also switching from MPO to other providers. If MPT cannot give good internet and cheap mobile top up plan, it is sure that people gonna get into habit of using Ooredoo and Telenor.
Author: Aung Kham