YANGON, Oct. 12 -- Myanmar's state-run New Light of Myanmar newspaper on Saturday published new Communications Law.
Under the Communications Law, signed by President U Thein Sein on Tuesday, foreign telecom companies are granted to operate in the country with the license duration from five years in minimum to 20 years in maximum.
In August, Myanmar Parliament has approved the Communications Bill.
Mobile phone users in the country increased to 5.55 million this month, accounting for 10 percent of total population.
Myanmar government is making efforts to increase the mobile phone users to 80 percent by 2015.
In June, Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo became the first foreign companies awarded mobile operating licenses in Myanmar.