The Portuguese technology companies WeDo Technologies, Celfinet and Greenwich Consulting will
be having meetings with Myanmar’s Ministry of Telecommunications and with high ranking
representatives in the public and private sector. This week, Barack Obama also visited this country for
the first time.
The Republic of Myanmar (formerly Burma), a country neighbouring on
Thailand and China among others, has recently begun a process of democracy and of opening up its
economy to the market.
The Telecommunications sector is practically non-existent in this country, which has a population of
more than 55 million and an area 7 times the size of Portugal.
It is against this background that the joint and show case visit of these three Portuguese companies is
taking place: Celfinet – a company specialising in telecommunications engineering, Greenwich
Consulting – a strategic consulting and management company focused on the telecommunications,
media and utilities sectors and WeDo Technologies – worldwide leader in revenue assurance and
business control in the Telecommunications sector.
The visit will take place through to the 24th of November and in the same week that a President of the
USA will be visiting the country for the first time ever.
The meetings will take place in Yangon (the city with the highest population in the country, also known
as Rangoon) and in Naypydaw (the capital), and include talks with the Ministry of
Telecommunications of Myanmar and with other high ranking representatives from the public and
The mission’s goal is to help contribute towards the set up of the telecommunications sector, taking
advantage of the joint experience of these three companies in more than 80 other countries.
On the agenda will be topics such as regulation, network strategy implementation, and mobile
marketing and financial services (which will enable banking services to be provided for all of the
country’s 55 million inhabitants), so that the country can avoid the mistakes made in neighbouring
countries, and thus ensure the implementation of a quality mobile communications network in the
shortest space of time possible.