The last of Myanmar’s three established telecommunications firms has rolled out fourth-generation services. MPT is offering customers 4G in select locations in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, but aims to cover the country after purchasing additional spectrum next year.
Telenor and MPT have withdrawn applications to bid at the first in a series of eagerly anticipated broadband spectrum auctions.
Myanmar’s telecommunications firms are stepping up efforts to help customers register their SIM cards by next year’s deadline to avoid having their cards blocked.
Yangon innovation lab Phandeeyar welcomed the six teams selected for its accelerator program last week. The young tech entrepreneurs have US$25,000 and six months to prepare to pitch investors with start-up ideas ranging from an online comic reading app to a microloan platform.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications will conduct a field study to make sure local and foreign firms have followed rules on building mobile communication stations and towers, following complaints from residents about noise pollution, Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung has said.
Amid Samsung’s global recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, the electronics giant’s local distributor said yesterday that customers who have pre-ordered the device locally would receive a safety-tested working model in October.