In another sign Myanmar’s financial services industry is moving forward, French digital services firm Atos has made its market debut through a partnership with Myanmar Millennium Group (MMG), with the two businesses signing a memorandum of understanding on October 17.
Ooredoo Myanmar is preparing to give Myanmar universities and clinics free internet service, said the firm’s senior public relations manager Ma Thiri Kyar Nyo.
Thailand’s imminent fourth generation (4G) spectrum auctions could stimulate direct and indirect investment valued at 1.3 trillion baht (USA$34.6 billion) over the next five years.
Local payment services firm Red Dot has introduced a new way to donate money for victims of this year’s flooding, which has so far affected up to 1 million people in 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions.
For the first time in Myanmar’s history, election information on candidates and voters has been moved into digital databases, but the modernisation push has also brought up numerous capacity challenges, with errors persisting in paper and mistakes difficult to avoid.
National Unity Party candidate Ko Thu Ryain Shwe talks to The Myanmar Times about the changing tech landscape, the benefits (and challenges) of using social media to campaign and communicate – on Facebook.