The Myanmar Times
Monday, 24 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor promises to build 8000 towers in five years

Ahead of its still-undecided launch date this month, Telenor CEO Peter Furberg outlined some of the company’s plans to The Myanmar Times.

 

 

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Samsung unveils plan for Burmese fonts

Speaking at a tech networking event in Yangon August 25, a Samsung representative announced that the company would soon be rolling out new smartphones that can recognise Myanmar script.

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Ooredoo claims a million customers

Over 1 million customers have signed up with Ooredoo since its launch earlier this month, according to company officials.

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RevoTech looks to expand

Yangon-based digital agency Revo Tech, founded in 2012 by 29-year-old Myanmar returner Myo Myint Kyaw, has just released its first iPad app, a tool intended to help people practice writing Myanmar characters.

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Ooredoo top-up card market is ‘cold’

Merchants in Yangon are reporting that the market for Ooredoo’s more expensive top-up cards has gone “cold” as consumers lose interest in the company’s mobile internet services.

 

 

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MySquar rolls out new messenger app

Content platform company Mysquar will debut the beta version of its new Myanmar-facing chat application, MyChat, on August 27.

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At commercial launch event, Ooredoo celebrates while acknowledges network issues

The Qatar-based telecom threw a glitzy commercial launch at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Sales of GSM phones surge – for now

Since Ooredoo rolled out its network on July 29, sales of handsets compatible with its 900 GSM network have increased rapidly, according to merchants in Mandalay and Yangon.

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Yangon’s second ‘hackathon’ scheduled for September

Code for Change Myanmar, which put on Myanmar’s first hackathon last March, has announced its second competition: the “Business Solutions Hackathon”. 

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Black market persists for Ooredoo SIMs

While Ooredoo SIM cards officially went on sale last week at K1500 per card, consumers in Yangon and Mandalay have reported that a black market selling cards at inflated rates has already sprung up.

 

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