The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor to build public tech centers

In an effort to build tech-literacy in rural markets, telecommunications company Telenor will be partnering with the Myanmar Information and Communications Technology Development office, or MIDO, to construct of several hundred tech-based community centers to serve small communities.

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Phew! New app teaches alphabet on the iPad

Learning the Myanmar alphabet is only one swipe away with Revo Tech’s new learning app.

 

 

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House-hunting app debuts

In a sign that Yangon’s real estate boom is far from over, the international real estate network Lamudi has introduced a new Android app aimed at connecting property buyers and sellers.

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Myanmar search engine to launch in July

As online and mobile technology takes off, how will people search Myanmar-language content? The answer is uncertain: The country has one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world and, so far, no very good search tools. That’s why Bindez, a local start-up, is working on it.

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Telenor SIM cards set to arrive in September

Telenor will launch their K1500 SIM cards in September, CEO Petter Furberg announced last week. The over-the-counter sales will require no pre-registration.

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Local app wants to replace Facebook

Doe Myanmar will eventually surpass Facebook as this country’s main social network, says sales and marketing manager U Wai Yan Min Zaw.

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Redlink to expand free Wi-Fi services

Redlink will expand free Wi-Fi in parts of Yangon and Mandalay, starting with Yangon’s University of Medicine 1 in July, says sales and marketing GM U Myo Myint Nyunt.

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Ooredoo builds 100 towers as launch looms

Mobile operator Ooredoo has built about 100 cell towers with hundreds more in the pipeline ahead of its expected launch in the third quarter 2014, according to CEO Ross Cormack.

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YCDC in dark on e-waste

Changes are afoot in the waste collection business but municipal officials say Yangon City Development Committee has no plans to introduce a policy for electronic waste, including old and disused televisions, mobile phones and refrigerators.

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Ooredoo announces successful test of new 3G network

Oooredoo Myanmar announced on May 7 that it had successfully tested the first mobile calls to and from its network and that of the other new mobile operator, Telenor.

 

 

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