At the grand opening ceremony (Source: VT)
Hanoi (VNA) – The military telecom group Viettel has launched its 10th international mobile phone network, Mytel, in Myanmar.

Mytel, the fourth mobile phone operator in that country, is the brand name of Telecom International Myanmar, a joint venture between Viettel and two local partners, Star High Public Company and Myanmar National Telecom Holding Public.

It targets to become the biggest in the country in terms of both infrastructure and business.

It is the only network with a customer service channel with video calling in Burmese, English and Shan, the language of the 6-million strong Shan people. Other networks only have Burmese and English.

It already has in place more than 7,000 4G base transceiver stations (BTSs) and over 30,000km of fibre-optic cable that cover the entire nation, enabling it to provide a diverse range of services such as smart agriculture solutions (Nextfarm), traffic signal management system (Smart Light), an electronic wallet, route surveillance equipment and more.

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

As of Mytel’s opening, Viettel Group’s registered overseas investment is over 2 billion USD. It has repatriated profits of 516 million USD to Vietnam.-VNA