Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Speaker urges review of 5pc telco tax

Pyithu Hluttaw speaker U Win Myint has urged the government to consider whether a 5 percent tax levied on telecommunications is appropriate, just one day after the duty was enacted after almost a year of delays.

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Myanmar mobile leaps along

Much talk in the telecoms market has been dedicated to the digital leapfrog: the almighty hop from legacy technology to a mobile-first future. Myanmar’s operators have seen subscriber figures jump by millions over the past few years; and though coverage rates have climbed higher than ever before, they’re not stopping now.

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Mobile operators comply with one in four data requests

Private customer information has been requested of Myanmar’s international operators 85 times, and has been provided in less than one-quarter of these situations, according to telecoms operators Telenor and Ooredoo.

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Telenor addresses underage labour, corruption and site fatalities

Telenor continues to confront thorny health and safety issues in Myanmar, with an accident on one of its tower sites leading to two deaths and continued instances of child and underage labour cropping up.

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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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