The Myanmar Times
Monday, 26 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MPT picks up speed in telecoms race

State-owned telco Myanma Posts and Telecommunications lost its monopoly on the telecoms market last year, joining a three-horse race with international entrants Ooredoo and Telenor. As the incumbent, MPT was first out of the starting gate.

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Fighting hate speech with tech

Civil society organisations, technologists and others came together last week in Yangon to find ways to answer hate speech and dangerous speech with technology.

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Ooredoo rolls out to Mon State

Ooredoo Myanmar has extended their 3G network to more of Myanmar, including townships in Mon State.

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Airfare hike for security

Tickets for flights to and from Yangon International Airport were quietly slapped with a surcharge beginning late last year to pay for an initiative designed to streamline passenger arrivals.  

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Ooredoo adds credit transfer services

On December 30, the Qatar-based telco unveiled its newest digital service, allowing customers to transfer calling credit to other users at the push of a button.

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App developer expo coming in February

Dates are set for Yangon’s third annual app and software development conference, organizers announced last week.

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Yangon Angels could give start-ups wings

The Yangon Angels – investors and entrepreneurs that make up a new, informal funding network based out of Myanmar’s most populous city – refuse to be “Yes” men.

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Yangon developer group hosts intro to new language

Yangon's Google Developer Group (GDG) and the Myanmar Computer Federation hosted a half-day event December 20th that introduced techies to a new way of programming – one that should help them clean up their code.

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All Greek no more – Google adds Myanmar

In an historic move, Google Translate has added “Burmese” to its portfolio, enabling the easy online translation of Myanmar language into other tongues and back.

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New app store to bridge payment gap

Yangon tech company Technomation will launch a new app store that prioritises resolving big payment problems for apps developers.

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