The Myanmar Times
Monday, 28 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

July batch of GSM SIMs sold out in Mandalay

The newly released mobile phone GSM SIM cards that went on sale in Mandalay Region on July 25 are now sold out, officials say.

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Black market GSM prices skyrocket amid rampant demand

Demand for the newly released GSM SIMs continues to hugely outstrip supply – with cards released on July 25 selling last week for up to 100 times their face value.

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Broken cable means slow(er) internet this month

A fault in an underwater cable linking Myanmar internet users to the outside world means connections will be slower than usual for about a month.

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Cheap GSM SIMS to boost smartphone use

The release of K1500 GSM SIM cards July 25 will boost demand for smartphones, according to Yangon’s mobile phone sellers.

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Text 133 for internet

Mobile phone users will be able to apply for internet access by text starting August 1, says MPT – but the feature comes at a price.

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No market for dollar calling cards

InternationL calling cards requiring payment in US dollars continue to be sold, mobile phone sellers say, though interest in them is ldropping now that Myanma Posts and Telecommunications allows international calls to be made from cards paid for in kyat.

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K1500 CDMA SIM cards soar to K80,000

Cheap mobile phone SIM cards released in April are still trading for up to K80,000 in Yangon, with another batch expected to go on sale later this month.

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Government to pull out of Yatanarpon Teleport

The government has announced an intention to withdraw its stake in Yatanarpon Teleport once the company goes public.

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Microsoft pairs up with MIT

Microsoft announced last week its appointment of Myanmar Information Technology (MIT) as the company’s first market development partner in Myanmar.

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Winners of technology contest announced

The three winners of the 2013 Technopreneurship awards were announced last week by the president of the Myanmar Computer Federation said.

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