Myanmar Mobile Internet Users Spend Most Time on Social Media: Opera

Myanmar’s mobile internet users spend most of their time on social networking websites, a new report shows. When it comes to social media, the majority of time spent using mobile internet is spent on Facebook, followed by Twitter, said Opera Software, the makers of the Opera Mini web browser, in its state of the mobile […]

ICT City Project Plan Goes to Yangon Parliament

Data collected for establishing an “ICT City” (information and communications technology) in Yangon has been submitted to the regional government following the approval of the President earlier this year, according to Myanmar Computer Federation. The project, which is aimed at housing ICT and related businesses, retail space, training centres and research facilities, is slated to […]

Telenor teams up with Opera in data duet

Telenor Myanmar has teamed with Norway-based software company Opera to help customers surf the web more cheaply, the telco announced November 1. The partnership accompanies Telenor Group’s “internet for all” initiative as well as its mass market-focused strategy in Myanmar. Opera’s browser, Opera Mini, makes web pages up to 90 percent smaller to reduce their […]

Myanmar’s rice revival uncertain

Scant stocks, weak demand dent Myanmar’s hopes of rice revival. Shrinking global demand, poor infrastructure and hesitant investors could leave Myanmar far short of its rice export target this year, dealing a blow to its ambitions of competing with the world’s top shippers of the grain. Industry experts and government officials say the 3 million-tonne […]