On March 8, a quiet revolution happened. The Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor became the first private company in Myanmar's history to establish an international Internet link from the country.
How do serious gamers celebrate Thingyan? By playing a Thingyan-based computer game, of course. Total Game Play Studio is offering free downloads of “Trishaw Man Nga Pain Thingyan”, which can be played on iOS or Android smartphones.
Both of Myanmar’s foreign telecommunications operators have chosen contractors to help build the necessary towers as part of their multi-billion-dollar networks, but experts caution land issues could prove a significant barrier.
The World Bank is set to work alongside the Ministry of Communications and Technology on new laws and policies that will protect the civil liberties of consumers in the country’s growing telecommunications networks.
The black market in SIM cards appears to be on the brink of extinction. Now that Ooredoo and Telenor have been selected as operators to develop the nationwide mobile network, savvy customers are waiting to go legit.
Tech experts and enthusiasts alike gathered in Yangon this weekend for the city’s annual BarCamp conference. Held at MICT Park from 1-2 February, the community based tech gathering attracted over five thousand people, according to organizers.