Title: Liberalizing Telecom Sector in Myanmar

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Website

Published: June 20, 2016

Region: South Asia (SA)

Country: Myanmar

Sector: Telecom and ICT

Keywords: Knowledge Lab ***, Telecom and ICT

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Document Summary:

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar is one of the largest and poorest countries in the South East Asian region. The country recently emerged out of 60 years of conflict with run-down infrastructure from years of civil unrest.  The government has embarked on a long term transition from an authoritarian military system to democratic governance; from a centrally directed economy to market oriented reforms; and from years of strife to peace. 

Document Details:

In 2013 PPIAF provided a technical assistance (TA) grant to the Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) in charge of regulatory issues. This TA supported the development of an operational sector road map, the design and implementation of a regulatory framework, and helped develop technical and administrative capacity within the PTD to address issues related to sector liberalization. An international best practices report on telecommunications regulations was delivered to the Ministry, providing inputs in the design process of telecommunication regulations applicable to Myanmar’s context.  Accordingly, a set of key regulations on licensing, competition, access and interconnection, spectrum and numbering have been drafted and are undergoing public consultations for finalization.

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Updated: June 16, 2022