The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MPT talks coverage increase

MPT will more than double the number of base stations in its network to 5000 by the end of March 2016 to serve its user base, currently at about 13 million active subscribers, according to KDDI Summit Global Myanmar (KSGM) managing director Takashi Nagashima.

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An open book for the future of e-reading

The story of Myanmar’s e-book industry is still in its early chapters. And yet, major characters in the fledgling market – up against payment problems and piracy – are doing their best to build habits around a new kind of business.

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MPT undercuts rivals with cost reduction

MPT today lowers its calling charge to K23 a minute for its Swe Thahar and CDMA users, the latest competitive move as the three telcos jostle for customers.

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Start-up aims to put bus ticketing in the fast lane

Though software can’t speed up an overnight bus trip to Mandalay, it can help users buy tickets faster. Ignite Software Solution technology provider Star Ticket lets local customers buy spots on a bus from convenience stores on the corner using a global distribution system – enabling would-be travellers to skip the commute to Aung San Stadium to buy a physical ticket.

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Local tech firm lists on AIM stock exchange

Local social media company MySQUAR launched on the AIM sub-market of the London Stock Exchange on July 1, after raising £1.67 million (US$2.6 million) through a placement of about 16.7 million shares at £0.10 per share.

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Pyay to host fourth ‘un-conference’

On July 11th and 12th, Pyay will host its fourth Barcamp – a tech-focused “un-conference” that has seen multitudes of people attend past events.

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MPT mulls pricing cuts in telecoms race

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) is considering reducing its airtime costs before the end of the year, a senior official said.

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Local directories move to online apps

Myanmar Marketing Research and Development (MMRD) company has rolled out a Yangon Directory online mobile app, joining a growing number of directories heading online.

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When is mobile data not your own?

Telcos can find out who users talk to, as well as where and when – and right now, in certain situations, a Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) request could lead operators to share that information with police.

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Civic tech hackathon takes on census data

On this year’s “National Day of Civic Hacking”, over 50 people came to downtown innovation lab Phandeeyar to make recently released census data more digestible.

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