The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Only a week left to register SIM

Mobile phone subscribers have only a week left to register their subscriber identity module (SIM) cards or face suspension of services.

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Mytel to target rural areas and compete on price

Myanmar’s fourth and final telecoms firm – operating under the brand name Mytel – will make use of the AAE-1 submarine cable, infrastructure belonging to state-owned MECtel and try to beat its rivals on services charges, its external relations officer said at press conference last weekend.

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Myanmar’s fourth telco gets licence at last

At long last Myanmar’s fourth telecoms operator has its licence, but the brand name under which it will operate remains under wraps and the firm will only begin providing services in 2018, according to its external relations officer.

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Farmers reap rewards from 3D printing

Change is afoot at social enterprise Proximity Designs, where 3D printers are being used to design specially adapted farming tools, in consultation with the farmers who will use them.

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Fourth telco hoping to get licence for Christmas

The director of one of 11 local firms that will form part of Myanmar’s long-awaited fourth telecom operator says the consortium will receive its telecoms licence next week.

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Too perfect? When perfectionism becomes a problem

There’s nothing wrong with striving for success, but what if your high standards are holding you back? Psychologist Lucy Maddox explains why the quest for perfection may not be so perfect.

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Communications ministry eyes March for next spectrum auction

A government allocation of spectrum that will allow telecoms firms to vastly improve 4G services is scheduled for March next year, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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Telenor CEO talks data consumption, competition and reinvestment

Lars Erik Tellmann, who took over as CEO of Telenor in August this year, spoke to The Myanmar Times about the phenomenal growth in data consumption, preparing to compete with a fourth operator and why Telenor has not repatriated a single kyat of Myanmar profits.

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Yoma sells tower firm stake for US$35m

Singapore-Listed Yoma Strategic has sold a 12.5 percent stake in telecom tower-owner Edotco Investments Singpore to Malaysian Axiata Group for US$35 million.

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Ooredoo reduces Myanmar losses

Qatari telecom firm Ooredoo continues to reduce losses in its Myanmar arm relative to 2015, according to the group’s third-quarter results, although the Myanmar operation saw new subscriptions dip compared to the last two quarters.

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