O'Brien faces stiff competition in Burma mobile licence bid

Businessman Denis O'Brien's $1.2 billion bid for a mobile phone licence in Burma will face intense competition, with several international telecoms giants showing interest.

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Ian Kehoe

20th January, 2013

Businessman Denis O'Brien's $1.2 billion bid for a lucrative mobile phone licence in Burma will face intense competition, with several international telecoms giants stating their intention in recent days to compete for just two licences.

Telenor, the Norwegian telecoms group that once partnered O'Brien in Esat Digifone, has notified the Burmese government of its interest, as has Singapore Telecommunications, the largest mobile phone operator by revenue in South East Asia.

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