Just weeks after it failed to acquire one of two mobile operating licences up for grabs in Myanmar, Indonesia's PT Telkom has announced that it will provide its services in the country after all.
In an announcement on its Website on Friday Telkom revealed that it has won a tender to manage Myanmar's international network connectivity, which falls under the country's ICT network modernisation programme.
The deal will enable Telkom to show that it can stand alongside other international operators, said Arief Yahya, the telco's chief executive, in a statement. "Myanmar has great potential for future business," he said.
PT Telkom was one of 91 companies to apply to take part in Myanmar's mobile licence competition in February. However, it failed to make the shortlist when Myanmar named its final 12 applicants in April.
PT Telkom has already opened a representative office to handle its business in Myanmar.
In its statement the Indonesian operator noted that in addition to its domestic operations it also operates in Hong Kong, East Timor, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. And in future it aims to expand to other markets in Asia and the Middle East.
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