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Myanmar and Vietnam militaries launch MyTel mobile carrier

Holding companies push 4G and fiber-optic advantage with Myanmar's fourth operator

Affordable packages have made smartphones available to everyone in Myanmar in recent years. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

YANGON -- Commercial fronts for the militaries of Myanmar and Vietnam formally kicked off a mobile carrier joint venture on June 9 at the launch ceremony of Myanmar National Tele and Communications, or MyTel.

The event in Yangon was presided over by Myanmar's commander in chief, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, with Gen. Sein Win, the defense minister, and 50 other senior officers present.  

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