Technology The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology.html Mon, 25 May 2015 15:44:46 +0630 en-gb Telenor works to address its child labour troubles http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14622-telenor-works-to-address-its-child-labour-troubles.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14622-telenor-works-to-address-its-child-labour-troubles.html Telenor Myanmar has again found child and underage labour in its supply chain, violations which have increased as the company expands “aggressively” into new territory, CEO Petter Furberg said yesterday at the firm’s first local sustainability briefing.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Catherine Trautwein) Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
‘Tax on talking’ sparks backlash http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14625-tax-on-talking-sparks-backlash.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14625-tax-on-talking-sparks-backlash.html A 5 percent tax to be levied on mobile top-ups beginning on June 1 is drawing public opposition.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Myat Noe Oo) Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
MPT may open more service shops http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14628-mpt-may-open-more-service-shops.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14628-mpt-may-open-more-service-shops.html MPT is planning to open several more one-stop-service counters, providing service to customers including replacing lost SIMs, according to its deputy general manger U Thein Hote.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Nyunt) Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
MySquar aims at $25 million valuation as listing date nears http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14599-mysquar-aims-at-25-million-valuation-as-listing-date-nears.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14599-mysquar-aims-at-25-million-valuation-as-listing-date-nears.html Social media company MySquar, now preparing to go public, has accepted a request from its brokers to up its share offering by 20 percent.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Catherine Trautwein) Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Three telcos to levy 5% tax on top-up http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14554-three-telcos-to-levy-5-tax-on-top-up.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14554-three-telcos-to-levy-5-tax-on-top-up.html A 5 percent commercial tax on telecom services in Myanmar will be officially enforced starting June 1, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced May 18 at their office in Nay Pyi Taw.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Catherine Trautwein) Technology Tue, 19 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Myanmar Tower Co in talks for firm’s sale http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14513-myanmar-tower-co-in-talks-for-firm-s-sale.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14513-myanmar-tower-co-in-talks-for-firm-s-sale.html Myanmar Tower Company (MTC), which is owned by Digical Asian Holdings, a joint venture between Digicel Group and YSH Finance, has been put up for sale, including all its contracts and sites, according to several market sources.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Clare Hammond) Technology Mon, 18 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Local consortium to claim Myanmar’s fourth telco licence http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14479-local-consortium-to-claim-myanmar-s-fourth-telco-licence.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14479-local-consortium-to-claim-myanmar-s-fourth-telco-licence.html Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) is working with a management committee to form a consortium of local partners, which will bid jointly for Myanmar’s coveted fourth telecommunications operator licence, according to YTP chief executive officer U Shane Thu Aung.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Clare Hammond) Technology Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
MPT adds 8 million subscribers since July http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14482-mpt-adds-8-million-subscribers-since-july.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14482-mpt-adds-8-million-subscribers-since-july.html MPT has sold more than 8 million SIMs in the seven months since Japanese telco KDDI and Sumitomo Corporation began a joint operations agreement in a bid to modernise the state-owned telco.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Catherine Trautwein) Technology Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Total Gameplay Studio expands its empire http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14486-total-gameplay-studio-expands-its-empire.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14486-total-gameplay-studio-expands-its-empire.html Myanmar's historical heroes will wage war to expand their empires in a new game from Total Gameplay Studio, due for launch this September, according to the design firm’s chief technology officer U Myint Kyaw Thu.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aung Kyaw Nyunt) Technology Fri, 15 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630
Change in chiefs for Ooredoo Myanmar http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14431-change-in-chiefs-for-ooredoo-myanmar.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/business/technology/14431-change-in-chiefs-for-ooredoo-myanmar.html OOREDOO Myanmar chief Ross Cormack has chosen to step down as CEO from the first international telco to launch services in Myanmar, the firm announced on May 11.

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kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Catherine Trautwein) Technology Wed, 13 May 2015 04:00:00 +0630