The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pyay to host fourth ‘un-conference’

On July 11th and 12th, Pyay will host its fourth Barcamp – a tech-focused “un-conference” that has seen multitudes of people attend past events.

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MPT mulls pricing cuts in telecoms race

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is considering reducing its airtime costs before the end of the year, a senior official said.

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Local directories move to online apps

Myanmar Marketing Research and Development (MMRD) company has rolled out a Yangon Directory online mobile app, joining a growing number of directories heading online.

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When is mobile data not your own?

Telcos can find out who users talk to, as well as where and when – and right now, in certain situations, a Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) request could lead operators to share that information with police.

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Civic tech hackathon takes on census data

On this year’s “National Day of Civic Hacking”, over 50 people came to downtown innovation lab Phandeeyar to make recently released census data more digestible.

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Mobile penetration reaches half the country

Mobile penetration rates have increased to over 50 percent, according to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

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Users react to telecom tariffs

IT is difficult to find a person who does not support the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s move to delay the introduction of a 5 percent tax on top-up for another year.

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Parliament suspends 5% tax on top-up

The Union Parliament yesterday suspended a newly imposed 5 percent commercial tax on mobile phone top-ups until the next fiscal year.

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Telcos in a data-rate duel

Data prices have reached new low rates in Myanmar, with dual, near-simultaneous price cuts by duelling telcos.

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Red Dot now in 3000 spots

Local payment services firm Red Dot has built up a network of more than 3000 retailers in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, chief marketing officer Andy Whelan said at a press conference yesterday.

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