The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 03 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Studio debuts chess app

Coming soon to an Android handset near you: Myanmar traditional chess, or Sittuyin.

 

 

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The roots of Myanmar’s internet woes

A look at the physical infrastructure providing Myanmar's internet, and why the nation's network seems prone to crashing.

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Private browsing: Redlink to expand service in joint venture operation

Internet provider Redlink says it has big plans to expand its business as soon as the laws allow private companies to offer online access independent of state-run Yadanarpon Teleport.

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Smart phones in hand, patrons logoff Yangon’s internet cafes

The boom in mobile phones is echoing in the empty spaces of Yangon’s internet cafes, owners say.

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Internet providers mull a more competitive future

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) say they are preparing for competition as the sector liberalises to allow entrants in the future, though insiders say Telenor and Ooredoo’s emphasis on their mobile rollout may buy fixed-line ISPs some breathing room.

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