Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mobile operators comply with one in four data requests

Private customer information has been requested of Myanmar’s international operators 85 times, and has been provided in less than one-quarter of these situations, according to telecoms operators Telenor and Ooredoo.

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Telenor addresses underage labour, corruption and site fatalities

Telenor continues to confront thorny health and safety issues in Myanmar, with an accident on one of its tower sites leading to two deaths and continued instances of child and underage labour cropping up.

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Viettel picked for fourth telco tie-up, with military partner

Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence.

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Viettel picked for fourth telecoms tie-up with military partner

Hanoi-based telecoms operator Viettel has been granted the right to negotiate with a local consortium, including a military-run partner, with a view to receiving a minority stake in a company that is likely to be awarded Myanmar’s long-anticipated fourth telecoms licence.

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Mobile money regulations submitted to cabinet

Regulations on mobile money could come out as soon as next week, said a source at the Central Bank. 

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Telcos to collect 5 percent tax

Twice spared, Myanmar’s telecoms operators will soon join their counterparts in other countries in charging customers a commercial tax.

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Slow take-off for cloud firms

Myanmar's technology is already sky-high, with consumers zooming to “the cloud” every day through services such as Gmail. But it’s not all sunshine for companies that want to offer and run cloud services, as they face a sceptical market and capacity challenges.

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Yangon Heartz plans ‘smart city’

With Myanmar’s technology revolution in full swing, one Yangon-based ICT consultant is planning to push the boundaries further with a “smart city” project that will include a research and development centre for new technologies.

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Clash complicates 2600MHz auction

A spectrum auction scheduled for the end of March may not come off as outlined in initial plans, as the communications ministry is still weighing commentary from the telecoms industry.

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Ooredoo launches K30,000 smartphone

Ooredoo has begun selling a K30,000 smartphone as part of its new tactic for the Myanmar market – aiming at the masses.

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