Norway-based telecommunications company Telenor will launch services in Myanmar within eight months of winning the licence. With a population of around 60 million, of which less than 10 per cent have access to mobile services, the country presents a strong business opportunity for Telenor in Asia. The company has already appointed a management team and initiated the recruitment of employees at various levels. The company will build a mobile network using high speed packet access-  and long term evolution-ready technologies. It is planning to provide network coverage for 90 per cent of the population in Myanmar within five years. Telenor’s initial offerings will comprise voice and data services over 2G and 3G networks. The other licence winner, Qatar-based Ooredoo intends to provide telecommunication services for Myanmar’s four biggest cities within six months and cater to 97 per cent of the population within five years.