Amara Communications (ACS) has commercially launched its 2600MHz TD-LTE network in Yangon, marketing the fixed-wireless broadband service under the ‘Ananda’ brand. Myanmar Times cites U Nay Aung, the chair of ACS parent company IGE Group, as saying that the network is available in 25 townships in Yangon and will be extended to Mandalay shortly, with expansion to Ayeyarwady, Rakhine, Sagaing, Chin, Shan, Kachin and Kayah following after that. The official added that the system currently comprises 500 sites in Yangon and 100 in Mandalay.
In terms of offerings, the operator currently has three tariffs with unlimited downloads: seven days of access for MMK10,000 (USD7.3), 30 days for MMK35,000 (includes a free Mi-Fi devices) and 60 days for MMK65,000 (includes a free router). Also on offer are several packages with capped allowances: 7.5GB for MMK5,400 (valid for one month); 15GB for MMK10,000 (one month); and 60GB for MMK38,000 (60 days).