HGC Becomes First Telecom Provider to Serve Myanmar's Data and Voice Markets via MPLS
Hutchison Global Communications Limited has recently been awarded permission to provide the country of Myanmar with international data and voice services. The firm will offer these services including MPLS connectivity through co-operation with an authorized Myanma Posts and Telecommunications representative.
Myanmar's MPT has been awarded new telecoms licenses following liberalization of the local market earlier this year. This has opened doors for both domestic and foreign operators, which were previously prohibited from entering the market. Hence, the company will be the first provider to bring a wide portfolio of services to Myanmar such as an International Private Leased Circuit as well as technology-neutral MPLS for the provision of IP virtual network data services.
The firm has also established direct voice interconnection with MPT and is now authorized to terminate traffic into Myanmar. The diverse networking capability will enable HGC to connect Myanmar with Asia, Europe and the U.S. as well as other global destinations, while providing sophisticated international reach in a more reliable and speedy manner.
In a statement, Andrew Kwok, HGC's president of International Business said, "Our stronger presence in Myanmar has reinforced HGC's position as a first mover in the region. Today's news means more data and voice connections to Myanmar will bolster our already well-established GMS (News - Alert) network connectivity. In fact, HGC was the first overseas network operator to provide international telecoms services in the region. Our richness of expertise and international telecoms market know-how makes us very confident of providing Myanmar with reasonably-priced one-stop-shop data and voice solutions, as well as total network diversity, stringent service levels and extensive connections to our fully-fledged global network."
Edited by Jamie Epstein