Friday, July 12, 2013

One Immediate Benefit of New Competition in Myanmar: SIM Cards 2 Orders of Magnitude Cheaper

Competition is supposed to bring new consumer benefits. And that appears to be what new mobile service providers have planned for their new networks in Myanmar.

Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo say they will charge around 1,500 kyat ($1.53) for a SIM card. Consider that, at present, SIM cards can cost more than $200 each. So SIM cards will be available at two orders of magnitude less than at present.

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