Outlook for telecommunications services jobs in Myanmar

Telecommunications involves the exchange of information between two separate systems with the use of technology. The technology used can vary widely, but is usually performed through electronic infrastructure such as: the internet, a mobile network or a landline network. Telecommunications services is what keeps the world connected and is a growing business worldwide. One of the biggest areas of growth for telecommunications services jobs is in the developing world. Places like Southeast Asia are hotbeds of international investment and infrastructure development. Although Myanmar still has some catching up to do, there is a promising future for this industry. One way to look at the industry in Myanmar is as an opportunity, nearly 90% of the population has no access to mobile communications or the internet. While that number is high now, with recent changes in political policy and a reduction in trade sanctions, that number will only go down in the near future.


One of main driving forces behind the rapid adoption of telecommunication services worldwide is because of how easy it makes communication. The industry allows for fast and convenient transmission of information across huge distances. The Myanmar government has recognised the need for the adoption of this industry country wide and as a result have given unrestricted access to the internet to the citizens of the country. Whilst phone calls still remain prohibitively expensive, many citizens are turning to the internet to stay connected. Thanks to the growth in this area, the telecommunications sector is in need of technicians, engineers, marketers, finance specialists, customer service and many more to keep the industry growing. All of this means that there are going to be plenty of telecommunications services vacancies in Myanmar for the foreseeable future.

What kind of employers have vacancies in the telecommunications services industry?

The entire telecommunication network in Myanmar used to be entirely owned and operated by the Myanmar government. The state run company, Mynamar Posts and Telecommunications, had a monopoly over the industry for many years and was the only provider in the country, until recently. In the last few years, thanks to the government’s change in policy the borders have been opened and now many more companies operate in this industry. In fact, most of the telecommunications services vacancies are with four large organisations now operating in Myanmar. Ever since policy changes were enacted, in 2013 the Myanmar Telecommunications Operator Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee selected several companies to take a leading role in the Myanmar’s telecommunications development.

Most of the telecommunications services vacancies in Myanmar are offered by a handful of companies. Some of them are large multinational corporations and other are national providers. Some of the biggest employers in the country in the telecommunications sector are: Ooredoo, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., J&P Myanmar and the largest, the joint venture between MPT & KSGM. All of these organisations are looking to build up the mobile network in Myanmar, as well as connect as many people as possible to the internet. Which means that these companies will be on the look out for all sorts of employees from customer service representatives to technicians and even engineers; any kind of employee who can bring some kind of innovation to the table will be highly sought after.

What types of jobs are available in the industry?

As every industry, the telecommunication sector needs all kinds of specialties. Anyone looking for a job will find plenty of telecommunications services vacancies in Myanmar. Not only are there plenty of vacancies, you can also find a variety of skills required to complete different jobs. The industry is looking for people from all kinds of professional backgrounds. Almost anything, from sales and marketing to accounting & finance. Some jobs require more study and work experience before you can qualify for the role, if you are looking to work in engineering, you’ll need to complete a university degree and probably need to undertake some kind of work experience. The field of engineering in the telecommunications services industry is varied with many specialties. For example you can find a job as a network engineer, they are responsible for installing different types of servers, as well as FTTH system installations. You’ll also find roles for field technicians, they take care of the maintenance and the physical networks, while a network technician operates mostly on a computer level.

The entire industry is so big and all-encompassing that you can say a lot about it and still have more pages left to write. If you’re looking to make a move into this industry, or are looking for your next opportunity, make sure you check out Work.com.mm as we have all the latest job listings from the top employers in the telecommunications services industry.