Rents soar in big rush to catch up with own future

Tun Tun Naing, 26, an authorised dealer for brands like Samsung, Huawei and Sony, is riding the wave of mobile phone services that has transformed life in Myanmar since the transition from decades of military dictatorship. But it comes with a price. “Four years ago, I used to pay four lakh kyats (S$430) a month,” […]

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 […]

Mobile boom in Myanmar

The most popular brand in Yangon is iPhone, but Chinese brands are seeing their popularity rise The quest for the best mobile phones is endless in Myanmar as consumers are now offered the vast selection of products to choose from as well as better mobile phone services. In the country where the gross domestic product […]

Korean handsets differ in pricing

Two South Korean handset makers will be debuting models in the next few days aimed at different pricing points. Samsung will bring in its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10, while LG will begin distributing its LG Aka phone on April 9. Huawei is the handset maker with the largest […]

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 […]

Oredoo plans to sell 1 million handsets this year

Ooredoo Myanmar plans to sell 1 million premium handsets with a price tag starting at US$50 apiece this year, executives at the company said. It has signed agreements with HTC and Samsung to make handsets, and has a memorandum of understanding with Huawei Company for a mobile network. Than Tun Aung, a director at the […]

Ooredoo, Telenor to partner with Samsung for mobile services

International telecoms operators Ooredoo and Telenor will cooperate with tech giant Samsung to provide faster mobile internet services in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar and Samsung signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday offer customers a range of “Special Bundles” designed to make the most of Ooredoo’s 3G network on data-driven Samsung devices. Ooredoo’s products and services […]

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications: Expression of Interest (EOI) for Mobile Expansion Project . Closing Date 11 Feb 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Myanma Posts and Telecommunication (‘MPT’) is considering to expand the existing mobile network throughout the country which is currently dominated by Huawei’s, ZTE’s and ASB’s products from China. Total capacity is supposed to be 5 million lines and […]

Invitation to foreign and local companies to express interest (EOI) in providing Broadband Wi-Fi service in Myanmar. Dateline: 30th November 2013.

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) plans to supply Broadband Wireless (Wi-Fi) in public areas in Myanmar via Joint Venture with both foreign and local companies. The service will enable easy and convenient access to the […]

Apple authorises new retail shops in Yangon

The U.S multinational Apple has authorised a fourth electronic retail shop to be opened in the Junction Mawtin shopping mall in Yangon. MDrive joins TAC Apple, which only opened in September 2012, as the only authorised Apple dealers in Myanmar. “TAC Apple has opened one shop in Yangon and another shop in Mandalay. They are […]