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Huawei Leads Bid to Revamp Burma Internet Infrastructure

18 June 2013

Chinese telecom firm Huawei has emerged as the frontrunner in the bidding for a government tender to upgrade Burma’s internet infrastructure, state-owned newspaper The New Light of Myanmar reports. Six firms made a formal bid when tender proposals opened on June 7. Huawei’s bid to revamp Burma’s outdated mobile internet infrastructure came in first at US $34 million, followed by Nokia Siemens at $44 million, ZTE at $47 million and Ericsson at $94 million. The winning firm will begin upgrading the internet infrastructure this year. On June 27, the government will announce which international telecom firms will be granted licenses to set up two new mobile phone networks in Burma.