Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) is no longer leading the initiative to obtain Myanmar’s fourth nationwide integrated telecoms licence, but the firm is still in the running for a place at the new operator, according to Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) director U Than Htun Aung.
Hackers have again gathered for a marathon session of tech tinkering in Myanmar – and this time, they’re coding and programming for the vote.
The 17 bids to become the local partner in Myanmar’s fourth telecoms operator are now being scrutinised, according to senior government officials.
The old business model for internet cafes is no longer working. In the previous era of bad connections, internet cafes served primarily to hook up users with services like Facebook and Gmail, charging for access to the online world.
Ooredoo Myanmar will allow its users a free download of WeChat, the chat application from Chinese goliath Tencent, as well as 200 megabytes of free use for the app over the next two months.
A newly published draft telecommunications master plan has been met with praise from civil society organisations – but also calls for beefed-up human rights considerations and further clarity on issues such as privacy and policy execution.