Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor tests 4G across five cities

Telenor Myanmar has tested fourth-generation (4G) mobile services in Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Myawady and Muse, a company spokesperson has told The Myanmar Times.

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OPIC extends into Myanmar

The United States Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) entered Myanmar for the first time on June 15 to start distributing a US$250 million loan to Yangon-based Apollo Towers Myanmar.

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Phandeeyar accelerator goes live

Calling all Myanmar start-ups: Do you have a good idea and proof the market likes it? If so, downtown Yangon innovation lab Phandeeyar may have US$25,000 for you.

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Facebook racks up 10m Myanmar users

The world’s most popular social network, Facebook, has made millions of new “friends” in Myanmar over the last few years. In that time, the site has played the part of nationwide news outlet, emergency relief coordinator and community water cooler – but it has also provided a backdrop for privacy invasion and cyber bullying.

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Facebook Free Basics lands in Myanmar

State-owned telecoms operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has started offering Facebook’s Free Basics, a service meant to connect the global unconnected with rudimentary internet access, and which has stirred controversy in neighbouring India.

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KBZ Gateway building satellite networks

KBZ Gateway has teamed up with Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) and satellite service provider Hughes Network Systems to boost nationwide telecoms coverage and provide businesses and people with connectivity from high above the earth.

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Phandeeyar gets $2 million grant for tech start-ups

Downtown community tech centre Phandeeyar has received US$2 million in grant funding from Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm co-founded by eBay originator Pierre Omidyar.

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Ooredoo first to go 4G

Ooredoo has begun its fourth-generation rollout in Myanmar’s main cities: Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.

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IFC proposes $60m telco towers deal

The  International Finance Corporation is considering a major investment in Myanmar telecoms infrastructure firm Irrawaddy Green Towers (IGT), according to documents obtained by The Myanmar Times. 

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Ooredoo to roll out next-gen internet service

Ooredoo Myanmar announced yesterday that it will launch 4G internet services this month – making it the first mobile operator in the market to move up from a 3G network.

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