The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tender started for fourth mobile licence

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has invited local companies to submit proposals to form a special purpose vehicle and obtain the fourth integrated licence in the country.

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MIH to bring Thai-speed broadband to Myanmar

Last November when two of Myanmar’s largest internet service providers stopped accepting applications for fibre connections, those seeking efficient internet were left with few options.

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"Competition, watch out’ says Telenor Myanmar CEO, as subs over 10 million

Telenor Myanmar’s second quarter (Q2) results have exceeded expectations once again. By July, the Norwegian operator had secured more than 10 million subscriptions, with much higher numbers of data users than anticipated, said Petter Furberg, the company’s Myanmar CEO, at a press conference in Yangon yesterday.

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Vietnamese telecoms firm looks to make Myanmar a ‘second homeland’ after receiving first licence

Tech firm FPT has become the first 100 percent foreign company to be granted a Network Facilities Service (Individual) licence as it looks for growth opportunities outside its home market of Vietnam.

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Myanmar third for mobile growth

Myanmar added more mobile subscriptions than any other country in the world except India and China, according to Ericsson’s Q1 2015 Mobility Report.

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Telenor switches on in Kayah State with handful of cell towers

Telenor Myanmar switched on its network of 13 towers in Kayah State yesterday, as the telco works toward expanding across the country.

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MPT talks coverage increase

MPT will more than double the number of base stations in its network to 5000 by the end of March 2016 to serve its user base, currently at about 13 million active subscribers, according to KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM) managing director Takashi Nagashima.

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An open book for the future of e-reading

The story of Myanmar’s e-book industry is still in its early chapters. And yet, major characters in the fledgling market – up against payment problems and piracy – are doing their best to build habits around a new kind of business.

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MPT undercuts rivals with cost reduction

MPT today lowers its calling charge to K23 a minute for its Swe Thahar and CDMA users, the latest competitive move as the three telcos jostle for customers.

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Start-up aims to put bus ticketing in the fast lane

Though software can’t speed up an overnight bus trip to Mandalay, it can help users buy tickets faster. Ignite Software Solution technology provider Star Ticket lets local customers buy spots on a bus from convenience stores on the corner using a global distribution system – enabling would-be travellers to skip the commute to Aung San Stadium to buy a physical ticket.

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