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Ooredoo to invest in the Myanmar economy

Anuradha Shukla | July 12, 2013
Will boost telecom sector and contribute to the long-term development of the economy.

International telecommunications company Ooredoo will invest heavily in the Myanmar economy and contribute to the long-term development of the nation's economy.

The company also intends to invest about US$60 million into corporate social responsibility initiatives over the next 10 years.

Ooredoo will ensure a nationwide geographic coverage of 84 percent (both voice and data) and provide its consumers with a voice tariff during peak hours of up to US$0.04 per minute for calls to another operator.

It will provide a rate of up to US$0.03 per minute for calls during peak hours among Ooredoo customers and offer SIM cards at US$1.5 or below.

Over the coming months Ooredoo will create a large distribution network that will include 240,000 points of sales where consumers can purchase the SIM cards.

Developing telecom infrastructure

Ooredoo will create Myanmar's telecommunications infrastructure and is committed to creating a very strong coverage of all regions and states.

The telecom company will offer a wide range of value added services to its customers such as mobile money service that will enable customers to send money to their family and friends.

It will provide a range of mHealth services including monitoring services and access to doctors. Users of services will also be able to submit their health data to a database.

Other projects intended by Ooredoo are building 10,000 tele-centres across the country and setting up 15 mobile health clinics by the end of 2016.

While these tele-centres will provide free public Internet connectivity to people in urban and rural areas, the mobile health clinics will provide healthcare assistance to rural communities.

 

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