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Qatari Telecoms Company Makes Bid for Burma Market

31 May 2013

Ooredoo, Qatar’s state-owned telecommunications provider, plans to make a bid to enter Burma’s telecoms market, according to a report by Bloomberg. The company hopes to become one of two that will be given a license to operate in Burma when the Naypyidaw government announces the successful bidders on June 27. Nasser Marifih, Ooredoo’s CEO, said the company had made a “strong, compelling offer.” In April, 12 companies were pre-selected to qualify for the two licenses up for grabs, which have attracted intense international interest from a wide variety of private and state-owned foreign telecoms companies.