Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Flight ban on Galaxy Note 7s

The fire-prone Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone is now prohibited onboard MAI and Air KBZ flights, following a spate of reports about the device’s propensity for spontaneous combustion.

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State-owned telco rolls out 4G services

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.

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Fourth telco licence just weeks away

Myanmar’s fourth telco has a brand name and could have its licence within the next two months, according to government officials and people involved in the new firm.

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Telenor and MPT withdraw spectrum auction interest

Telenor and MPT have withdrawn applications to bid at the first in a series of eagerly anticipated broadband spectrum auctions.

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Silicon Valley school comes to Yangon

Budding entrepreneurs dreaming about quitting day jobs to found successful start-ups will soon have access to a Silicon Valley-designed training school that aims to help them do just that.

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Telcos to offer online solutions to SIM card registration

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.

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Local start-ups get ready for six-month accelerator

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.

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Communications ministry looks into noisy telco towers

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.

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Samsung Myanmar suspends roll-out of Galaxy Note 7

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.

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Constructing Myanmar’s virtual worlds

U Aye Maung Maung Kyi has always been a gamer, even after he started making online games himself. But the avid poker player developed an idea for an online card game – with a Myanmar twist.

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