The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Drone fliers must register in Myanmar

Myanmar lacks extensive drone policies, but soon unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will require registration – a significant development that will land their flight on more solid legal ground.

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End of an era as phone shops disappear

Daw Ni Ni Mar considers herself to be the owner of a snack shop. She once considered herself to also be the owner of a phone shop, charging people to make calls on her phone, but her income from that business has dropped and it is barely worth keeping the phone plugged in.

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Another lowest rate in growing telco race

Telenor has raised the stakes in Myanmar’s telecoms race by cutting call costs to a new low.

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Young mobile users start advocacy group

A group of young mobile technicians are banding together with the aim of arbitrating disputes between mobile users and service providers.

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MecTel joins the discount fray

The oft-overlooked other mobile operator has introduced a discount plan for its CDMA users.

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Fibre cuts slow internet speeds

Fibre cuts and disruptions slowed the internet down and caused outages last week in Myanmar.

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Internet crawls due to fibre cuts

Internet issues have plagued Myanmar as operators struggle with crawling speeds and outages following fibre cuts.

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MPT doubles subscribers in past year

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has more than doubled its user base since the company teamed with Japanese partners KDDI Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation in July 2014, KDDI announced in its financial results for the April to June 2015 quarter.

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Annual tax payments head online for the largest companies

Taxes are never fun, but they could be easier as the Internal Revenue Department plans wit the help of the Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) to bring them online

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Google brings internet closer to home

Home-grown internet in Myanmar has received a boost that could help users get what they want from the internet faster. According to American internet performance firm Dyn, both Norway’s Telenor and local company Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) have gone live with Google Global Cache (GGC), which the American search titan calls the final tier of its content delivery platform and which involves servers that make content such as YouTube videos available for quick retrieval.

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