The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor SIM cards set to arrive in September

Telenor will launch their K1500 SIM cards in September, CEO Petter Furberg announced last week. The over-the-counter sales will require no pre-registration.

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Local app wants to replace Facebook

Doe Myanmar will eventually surpass Facebook as this country’s main social network, says sales and marketing manager U Wai Yan Min Zaw.

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Redlink to expand free Wi-Fi services

Redlink will expand free Wi-Fi in parts of Yangon and Mandalay, starting with Yangon’s University of Medicine 1 in July, says sales and marketing GM U Myo Myint Nyunt.

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Ooredoo builds 100 towers as launch looms

Mobile operator Ooredoo has built about 100 cell towers with hundreds more in the pipeline ahead of its expected launch in the third quarter 2014, according to CEO Ross Cormack.

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YCDC in dark on e-waste

Changes are afoot in the waste collection business but municipal officials say Yangon City Development Committee has no plans to introduce a policy for electronic waste, including old and disused televisions, mobile phones and refrigerators.

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Ooredoo announces successful test of new 3G network

Oooredoo Myanmar announced on May 7 that it had successfully tested the first mobile calls to and from its network and that of the other new mobile operator, Telenor.

 

 

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MPT rolls out new towers, service in Mandalay Region

In an effort to shore up its consumer base ahead of new competition from private firms, the government-backed Myanmar Post and Telecommunications is doubling down on network infrastructure and customer service in Mandalay.

 

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30 IT grads selected for training in India

Thirty tech students have won places at India’s International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore to study postgraduate software development, it was announced on May 2.

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Myanmar inks new subsea internet cable deal

At the end of March, Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) signed a contract to bring a new subsea Internet cable to Myanmar.

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MPT offers first giveaway in over 100 years

Founded in 1884, the government-backed telecom provider MPT is finding itself forced to compete for customers for the first time as international firms Telenor and Ooredoo being their operations.

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