The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Telenor prepares for network upgrade

Telenor’s network is expected to cover 90 percent of the country’s population of more than 60 million within five years.

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Making connections: Telenor goes online

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.

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Drive a trishaw from home

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.

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Internet cafes losing patrons

Once a popular haunt for high-tech-oriented youngsters, Yangon’s internet cafes are withering away. Some owners report losing more than half their customers since last year.

 

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iPad transactions come to Yangon

A fast payment system involving a quick swipe of a credit card has been introduced in two of Yangon’s top hotels, and could be extended further.

 

 

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Can MPT survive in a free market?

Telecommunications experts calculate that Myanmar mobile phone users might collectively be spending millions of kyat to say “Hello? Can you hear me?”.

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Telecom tower deals inked

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.

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World Bank to assist MCIT with reform of laws, policies

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.

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Will cheap SIM cards end the black market?

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.

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BarCamp 2014 looks into to the future

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.

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