Monday, August 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Ooredoo user growth rate doubles

Ooredoo Myanmar has racked up more than 5.8 million customers across the country according to the company’s results for the end of 2015 – 1 million more than it had three months earlier.

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Telenor renews contract with Ericsson

Telenor Group and communications technology provider Ericsson have inked a five-year deal to improve the operator’s networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar, the company announced on February 25.

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Men more likely than women to own mobile phones: report

If you are one of the estimated 26.6 million women living in Myanmar, you are almost 30 percent less likely to have a mobile phone than a man, according to a new report on gender and connectivity from GSMA and Sri Lanka-based think tank LIRNasia.

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Redlink hits back over spectrum auction concerns

While international mobile operators Telenor and Ooredoo have criticised an upcoming spectrum auction for potentially coming ahead of finalised industry guidelines, a major local player has fired back, denying the sale is rushed and suggesting the companies are averse to competition.

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Telcos lobby govt over fourth operator

International operators Ooredoo and Telenor have expressed concerns to the government that a long-awaited fourth mobile operator will be given unfair advantage, while a source close to the licensing process believes the concerns are unfounded.

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Smart decisions equal big spending on mobiles

Despite an influx of cheap smartphones into the Yangon market, many customers are spending more, with sales of higher-priced handsets going strong, mobile handset sellers say.

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