Mandalay to launch own fibre optic network

THE Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is scheduled to launch its own metro fibre network to help the e-government system in cooperation with EAGER Communication Group Co Ltd according to an information officer of the committee. Installation works kicked off on the Mandalay Metro Fibre Network on 28 March following the signing of an agreement […]

Cyber sex offenders to get time

Cyber sex-pests and abusers could go to prison, the police said on August 8. Police Captain Thi Thi Myint told The Myanmar Times that anyone using electronic transaction technology to disturb, threaten or defame in a sexual manner could face penalties of three to five years’ jail and a fine. This could include the use […]

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015. The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from Singapore, China, Japan and North Korea to the […]

World Bank gives $31.5m for telecoms

The World Bank will provide a US$31.5 million credit toward reforming Myanmar’s telecommunications sector by expanding access and making usage more affordable, it announced on February 6. According to a press release, the project will enable a competitive telecoms sector through regulatory reforms to be made in the development of the information, communication and technology […]