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 […]

MPT widens distribution of cheap SIM cards

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications says it has selected 13 companies to sell its new Ks 1,500 SIM cards in Yangon, including Elite Tech, Asia Mega Link, Tarmoe Nyae Chan Thar and Fortune Company. The move follows chaos at mobile phone shops in central Yangon that were overwhelmed by customers eager to snap up the SIM […]

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 […]

In Myanmar, a Short Reprieve Expected for Newspapers

KUALA LUMPUR —The global newspaper industry’s very existence is threatened by the rise of digital media, editors and commentators said at a regional conference this week. In Myanmar however, as a post-censorship media landscape begins to take shape, observers say constraints on access to online news sources mean there may be some life in the […]