Leading IT and network solutions provider NEC Corporation recently announced the openings of its offices in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, as the Japanese group eyes potential in Myanmar as the country continues its rapid economic growth.
“There is tremendous growth potential in Myanmar and this is an opportune moment for NEC to contribute to the country’s IT needs,” said Takayuki Morita, senior vice president of NEC. “NEC will focus on providing key international communication networks, such as submarine cable systems, ICT infrastructure for industrial parks, disaster prevention systems, security systems, e-government systems and mass-market IT solutions,” he added.
NEC said in a statement is has more than 35 years of experience with Myanmar’s communications infrastructure, including telephone switchboards, wireless equipment, satellite ground stations and broadcasting systems and it has set a strong foundation to continue supporting Myanmar’s technology progress, an industry that is seen as key by many observers as the country continues to build its economy amid government-led reforms aimed at making the country more attractive to foreign investors.
The Myanmar offices will be managed by Yasushi Teranishi, global business unit for Greater China and Asia Pacific.
On May 14 of this year, NEC and Sumitomo Corporation, in cooperation with NTT Communications Corporation, signed a contract with Myanmar’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to support the country’s “Project for Urgent Improvement of Communication Networks.”
The plan for that project involves developing communications infrastructure consisting of a high-speed, high-capacity transmission network between Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw as well as long-term evolution (LTE) communications in order to provide coverage between the sites during the upcoming Southeast Asia Games, which will be hosted in December, with work expected to be completed by November.