Denis O’Brien,  Digicel chairman: the Digicel consortium has committed to launching its fourth-generation mobile phone network across rural and urban Burma on December 1st this year, in time for the biennial Southeast Asian Games.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Digicel consortium will invest almost $9 billion (€6.9 billion) in a mobile phone network in Burma if its bid for one of the two highly sought-aft(...)