Myanmar’s mobile revolution

Myanmar has seen massive growth in internet penetration, mobile phone adoption and social media usage in the past few years, spurred by the end of direct military rule and rapid opening up of its market after decades of isolation. The consumer market in Myanmar has essentially bypassed the development stages seen in other economies and […]

Jovago aims high in Myanmar with hotel-booking app for domestic tourists

A NEW HOTEL booking app has been launched in Myanmar with the aim of boosting domestic tourism. Developed by Jovago, the app is available in Burmese and features a selection of more than 700 hotels across the country. It is targeting partnering 95 per cent of hotels in Myanmar by the end of this year. […]

Huawei smartphone leads in Myanmar with over 50% market share

China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s No. 2 telecom equipment maker, expects total shipments of smartphones in southeast Asia to rise 160 percent to 8 million units in 2015, boosted by strong demand in Myanmar, it said on Thursday. In the first quarter, Huawei posted a 120 percent increase in smartphone shipments in the region, one […]

Myanmar Becomes Eighth Country To Get Android One

Android One is Google’s effort to provide customers with compelling and affordable smartphones that still offer a stock experience. The initiative debuted in India before coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey. Today Google announced that Myanmar will be the next country to take part. CherryMobileOne Google is partnering with Cherry […]

There’s an App For That (in Myanmar)

Emerging from years of censorship to capitalize on growing demand for local apps, developers jump straight to mobile. In 2004, the same year Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates, an 18-year-old in Yangon was hard at work on Myanmar’s first smartphone app. Their lives couldn’t have been more different. While Silicon […]

Telenor Launches New Handsets

Mobile network operator Telenor Myanmar last week introduced its new handsets to the public. The new phones called T300M and T400M became available in Telenor shops and a range of outlets in areas where the network is in operation from March 26. The introduction of the feature- and smartphone follows the two first Telenor handsets […]

Opera to help support internet accessibility in Myanmar

In Yangon, Myanmar, it’s been a few years since the military made the decision to let citizens govern themselves. The city’s infrastructure is still not well-developed, and the residents remain quite traditional. One thing that is noticeable, however, is that a lot of people use smartphones in Yangon. Opera, an active player in the global […]

Tech Scene in Myanmar Hinges on Cellphone Grid

YANGON, Myanmar — Images of Steven P. Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg adorn the walls of Myo Myint Kyaw’s creative digital agency. He says they inspire him. But he imagines neither man ever worked in an environment where Internet connections were so unreliable that a “file transfer” often involved delivering electronic documents across town by taxi. […]

Ooredoo to sell SIM cards according to market demand

Ooredoo Myanmar has refuted rumours that only 20 SIM cards will be distributed to each retail store and confirms that it will provide as many SIM cards as the market demands. “Everyone may have as many SIM cards as they want,” said Thiri Kyer Nyo, information officer for Ooredoo. Ooredoo’s SIM cards will be 3G […]

Download Yangon Map for your smart phone

Get the latest Yangon City Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Yangon city click on the image below and download the actual map. To download the image: for Window use the right click button and “Save […]