Telenor has recently released a new promising 4G product in the market called Home Wireless Internet.
Telenor is not new to the broadband market as it has been offering FTTH services for some time now.
The new Internet wireless service is a welcome addition to Telenor broadband portfolio as it offers a plug and play solution for customers that do not want to wait or for those which are located in coverage areas where Telenor Fiber is not available.
Telenor Home Wireless relies on the same 4G network used by Telenor mobile subscribers.
To prevent any down-sell on its data revenue, Telenor Home Wireless Internet is locked to the customer location which prevent the customer from roaming around with the wireless box.
Price-wise, Telenor offers the fixed wireless kit for 75,000Ks with 3 months High Speed Internet at 5 Mbps. After 3 months, the price is 30,000 Ks for 3 Mbps and 45,000 Ks for 5 Mbps. The data service comes with a high speed Wi-Fi router at no additional cost.
Plans are said to be unlimited but subject to fair use policy to prevent any abuse. A fair use policy is a policy put in place by an Internet provider of unlimited broadband Internet that limits the amount of data one user can use in a given billing cycle.
Bad timing for Ananda
It is hard to believe in a coincidence but Telenor launches its wireless broadband Internet access just a few weeks after Ananda launch.
That is definitely bad news for the new ISP in Myanmar which is experiencing a lot of performance issues along with a wave of negative comments.
In the other hand, mobile data networks in Myanmar have never been so fast. Opensignal recently released a report ranking Yangon as the #4 fastest 4G city in East Asia above Tokyo and Hong Kong. 4G download speed in Yangon is said to be above 25 Mbps.
It is interesting to see if Ooredoo, MPT or Mytel will follow Telenor tracks and launch a similar product in the market. The mobile operators have all launched broadband in Myanmar but mainly focus on FTTH as of now.
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Herbert is a nom de plume.
I am an experienced telecom professional blogging about the fastest growing Internet market in the world: Myanmar.