Splash for handset vendors after Thingyan destruction

It was damaged by water while its owner danced during New Years. Initially it looked like it would survive the experience, but now it is totally destroyed. “I went to a repair shop for my phone,” he said. “But it was expensive to repair, so I decided to just buy a new one instead.” Ko […]

Busy signal for handset market

Rapid growth in the number of domestic mobile users is creating opportunity for mobile handset makers to expand their sales. While the local handset market has traditionally been dominated by a handful of brands, several new entrants are pushing their products in the hope of growing market sharing in a rapidly expanding business. A June […]

Nepalese Phone Maker Color Mobile Eyes to Sell a Million Handsets in Myanmar

Nepal-based Colors Mobile announced that the company is expecting to sell over 1 million handset in Myanmar by the end of this year. Color Mobile introduced its 14 smart phone models recently at Sedona Hotel in Mandalay including four featurephones (bar model) and 10 smart phone models. The price of the featurephones range from K14,000 […]

Draft telecoms law to ease import scheme

The draft telecommunications bill that will soon be presented to the lower house will include a provision allowing the free import of communication devices exempt from Myanmar’s standard licensing scheme, Myanmar Computer Federation executive committee member Zaw Min Oo today told Mizzima. Under the current telecoms law, importing telecoms devices and equipment required an import license […]

China’s Huawei market leader in mobile handset in Myanmar

Chinese telecom companies are enthusiastic about Myanmar’s efforts to boost its underdeveloped telecom market, said a high-level manager at the Myanmar branch of a top Chinese telecom company. “The inflow of top telecom operators from all over the world creates a brilliant opportunity to upgrade the country’s telecom sector,” said Ren Geng, managing director of […]