The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 18 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telcos roll out their Thingyan bonuses

The  three mobile operators are launching bonuses ahead of water festival, a further sign of growing competition for the country’s mobile subscribers.

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Korean handsets differ in pricing

Two South Korean handset makers will be debuting models in the next few days aimed at different pricing points. Samsung will bring in its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10, while LG will begin distributing its LG Aka phone on April 9.

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Online futures trading grows along with industry fears

Online futures trading is taking hold, though the potential for losses is large and trading should be properly regulated, experts warn.

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Controversial free software pioneer makes his case at a Yangon seminar

Richard  Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, clearly enjoys making puns.

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Pandal ticket-sellers take to Facebook to reach young people

IT was just a matter of time. Water festival enthusiasts seeking the best splash for their kyat are now booking space on pandals through Facebook.

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Ooredoo lowers calling costs but denies price war

From 12:01am yesterday, Ooredoo Myanmar began charging customers K20 a minute to make calls – a price below what has been the lowest price of K25 a minute. 

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MPT extends Swe Thahar promotion

Mobile operator MPT has extended a promotion for its Swe Thahar users, claiming a positive customer response on the deal that cuts internet costs.

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Line’s instant messaging software aims to take on local leader Viber

Instant  messaging service Line aims to give Viber a run for its money after launching in Myanmar on March 24.

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Busy signal for handset market

Rapid growth in the number of domestic mobile users is creating opportunity for mobile handset makers to expand their sales.

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Coal study under way in Tanintharyi

A feasibility study is under way on a US$2.5 billion power plant to be located in Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, according to Akira Sude, overseas power project department manager from Marubeni Corporation of Japan.

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