Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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iWomen app inspires poetry

Not many mobile apps can claim to have inspired poetry, but one – an application from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a Myanmar rural women’s network, which aims to encourage women toward leadership – has been paid tribute in verse.

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APEX launches mobile banking service

Myanma Apex Bank launched a text-message-based mobile banking service yesterday which can be used for top-up services, bills and other payments.

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