Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ooredoo counts over 8 million users

Ooredoo has racked up more than 8 million users in Myanmar according to the company’s second-quarter results – a 1.1 million increase on the previous quarter.

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Myanmar microfinance could see fintech first

Blockchain technology – long touted for its revolutionary potential in the world of finance – could be coming to Myanmar, where a local company is hoping to become one of the first microfinance firms in the world to use a blockchain-based core banking system.

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Firms race to sell 4G smartphones

Hot on the heels of the launch of 4G services in Myanmar’s major cities, phone manufacturers are racing to introduce compatible handsets to a market they believe is hungry for faster connections.

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Telenor’s customer expansion slows in Q2 results

Telenor Myanmar’s subscriber count grew to 16.9 million customers, the company announced yesterday, with new users coming to the Norwegian mobile operator at their slowest-ever rate.

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Computer federation applies to build 300-acre Yangon IT zone

The Myanmar Computer Federation has applied to develop a 300-acre ICT park in Yangon’s eastern Thanlyin township, which it hopes will rival the successful MICT Park in Hlaing township.

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Ministry puts mobile penetration at 90 percent

Since Myanmar’s telecoms revolution began in 2014, the number of internet users has risen from 2 million to more than 39 million, while the number of SIM cards in circulation has risen by almost 400 percent, according to government figures.

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Fourth telco talks hit sticking points

Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator should have applied for its licence by now, according to a proposed timeline released earlier this year by its joint-venture formation committee.

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An exit interview with Telenor Myanmar’s CEO

Telenor Myanmar chief Petter Furberg is leaving his dream job to spend more time with his family after three years at the helm of one of the country’s first foreign mobile operators. He spoke with The Myanmar Times yesterday about his future at Telenor’s Asia digital business arm, and about the company he has helped build and is now leaving behind.

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Telenor goes 4G in Nay Pyi Taw

Telenor became the second mobile operator to roll out fourth-generation (4G) services yesterday when it officially turned on its network in Nay Pyi Taw.

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New CEO for Norwegian Telco

Telenor Myanmar will have a new chief at the helm starting next month, the company announced yesterday.

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