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.
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.
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.
Vietnamese telco Viettel, aiming to be licensed as part of a joint venture that should become Myanmar’s fourth mobile operator, says its partnership with a local consortium and a government-owned company could invest US$1.5 billion and would rely at first on 3G technology.
State-owned mobile operator Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has declined to share information on how many times the police have made requests for its customers’ data.