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Myanmar Launches CDMA Mobile Cellul
- Subject: Myanmar Launches CDMA Mobile Cellul
- From: darnott@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 17:54:00
Myanmar Launches CDMA Mobile Cellular Phone System in Mogok
Xinhua, Rangoon, 18 August 2000.The Myanmar telecommunications authorities
have launched CDMA mobile cellular phone system in Mogok, a noted gem land in
the country's Mandalay division, to enable people n the surrounding areas
to make direct internal and external dialing.
The CDMA system, inaugurated by the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications
(MPT) on Monday, comprises one radio station each in Mogok and nearby Kyatpyin
areas, each having a capacity of operating 500 CDMA lines at a time,
The New Light of Myanmar reported Friday.
The MPT, the sole state-run enterprise undertaking telecommunications
spent 450,000 U.S. dollars plus 10.8 million Kyats (30,857 dollars) in
setting up the
Mogok CDMA system, it said.
There has been at least 3,000 lines of CDMA phone system in operation in
since its introduction in 1997.
Meanwhile, Myanmar is also introducing Global System for Mobiles GSM) cellular
phone system in the country and is striving to make 70,000 lines and 30,000
respectively available in Yangon and Mandalay, the two major cities of
According to official statistics, there are so far more than 225,000
telephones and about 10,000 cellular mobiles in Myanmar. The introduction
of the GSM system is expected to, in three years' time, increases by 50 percent
phones in use in the country, currently estimated to stand at 0.44 to
0.66 per hundred people.
Micro-wave links were also introduced in the country in 1995.