The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 30 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Local developers build disaster app to track the floods

Outside Dagon Centre II in Yangon, it is not raining and the streets are dry. This marks the city as lucky compared to quite a lot of Myanmar, where whole villages have been swallowed up by what has been characterised by some residents as the worst flooding they’ve seen in decades.

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Results reveal Ooredoo falling further behind rival Telenor

The gap between international operator Ooredoo and its rival Telenor has widened again this quarter, with Ooredoo reporting less than half the number of subscribers secured by the Norwegian operator over the same period.

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Telecom operators set the record straight on USD flows

Norwegian operator Telenor has not taken any money out of Myanmar and will continue to support the economy by making US dollar payments to the government and reinvesting all of its revenues back into the business, said CEO Petter Furberg last week.

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Tender started for fourth mobile licence

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has invited local companies to submit proposals to form a special purpose vehicle and obtain the fourth integrated licence in the country.

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MIH to bring Thai-speed broadband to Myanmar

Last November when two of Myanmar’s largest internet service providers stopped accepting applications for fibre connections, those seeking efficient internet were left with few options.

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"Competition, watch out’ says Telenor Myanmar CEO, as subs over 10 million

Telenor Myanmar’s second quarter (Q2) results have exceeded expectations once again. By July, the Norwegian operator had secured more than 10 million subscriptions, with much higher numbers of data users than anticipated, said Petter Furberg, the company’s Myanmar CEO, at a press conference in Yangon yesterday.

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Vietnamese telecoms firm looks to make Myanmar a ‘second homeland’ after receiving first licence

Tech firm FPT has become the first 100 percent foreign company to be granted a Network Facilities Service (Individual) licence as it looks for growth opportunities outside its home market of Vietnam.

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Myanmar third for mobile growth

Myanmar added more mobile subscriptions than any other country in the world except India and China, according to Ericsson’s Q1 2015 Mobility Report.

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Telenor switches on in Kayah State with handful of cell towers

Telenor Myanmar switched on its network of 13 towers in Kayah State yesterday, as the telco works toward expanding across the country.

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MPT talks coverage increase

MPT will more than double the number of base stations in its network to 5000 by the end of March 2016 to serve its user base, currently at about 13 million active subscribers, according to KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM) managing director Takashi Nagashima.

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