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Telnor, Singtel Begin Recruitment Drive

26 June 2013

Telnor and Singtel, two of the 11 international telecoms companies bidding for two licenses to operate in Burma, have started recruiting employees ahead of a planned announcement of the winners on June 27. According to the Economic Times of India, Nortel’s “move is seen as a reflection of the top Scandinavian mobile operator’s ‘confidence’ in bagging one of the two mobile licenses.” Meanwhile, Channel News Asia reports that SingTel “aims to hire 1,000 local employees in the first year of operations” if it wins a license. Among the other contenders are India’s Bharti Airtel, Digicel, Qatar Telecom, France Telecom and South Africa-based MTN.

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