Taxi Apps on the Market, but Can They Solve the Yangon Problem?

Lately, several local taxi hailing services have been developed, such as and, which hope to copy the American taxi hiring app Uber’s model of calling taxis to users’ location but using mainly registered taxis. As of now, they are unusably buggy, as to be expected with newly developed web apps, and these problems […]

High rents holding back telecoms firms, claims CEO

Telecommunications companies are struggling to secure initial capital investment and cope with extortionate rents, said CEO Tun Thura Thet from Myanmar Information Technology (MIT) during an Asean business forum. “Land and rental prices in Myanmar are higher than those in Silicon Valley in the United States. It is depends on the location. If an office […]

Telenor Still Negotiating With Myanmar Govt Over Telecoms License

YANGON — Myanmar’s much-anticipated foreign-offered mobile telecommunications services are unlikely to be available before August 2014, as negotiations continue over finalizing network operator licenses and related telecoms rules. “We are in discussions with the government about the draft license and we expect that to complete by the end of this year,” Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter […]