The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Yangon’s second ‘hackathon’ scheduled for September

Code for Change Myanmar, which put on Myanmar’s first hackathon last March, has announced its second competition: the “Business Solutions Hackathon”. 

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Black market persists for Ooredoo SIMs

While Ooredoo SIM cards officially went on sale last week at K1500 per card, consumers in Yangon and Mandalay have reported that a black market selling cards at inflated rates has already sprung up.

 

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Viber holds ‘monopoly’ as number of users grow

Free messaging app Viber has 5 million registered users in Myanmar, the Rakuten-owned company recently revealed.

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Consumers react to new Ooredoo offerings

Ooredoo's new services draw strong opinions.

 

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MPT announces promotion ahead of Ooredoo launch

In an apparent response to the looming launch of new telecoms operator Ooredoo, state-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has announced a range of new promotions for the month of August.

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Telenor will partner with INGO on ‘tele-medicine’ services

Telenor Myanmar and the non-profit health organisation Marie Stopes International announced last week that they will be partnering on an initiative to connect isolated communities with healthcare professionals via smartphone.

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Ooredoo announces local distributors

Ooredoo has announced the list of local firms that will be selliing their SIM cards in the coming year.

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Telenor supports Wikipedia Zero

Telenor is set to provide Wikipedia Zero integration on its mobile phone networks when it launches later this year, giving people in Myanmar free access to information from the open source platform.

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Mobile uptake climbs steadily, says govt

The number of mobile users in Myanmar reportedly climbed to 9.36 million in June, marking what ministry officials say is 16pc coverage nationwide. This is up from just 8pc in early 2013.

 

 

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Bringing parliament to the people

Nay Pyi Taw’s halls of power have never been closer, thanks to a new app from the Open Myanmar Initiative.

 

 

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