Suu Kyi bemoans youth ‘wasting time’ online

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people “wasting time” on computer games and social networking. The veteran opposition politician, whose party will soon take power after winning landmark elections last November, made the comments in a letter to organisers of […]

Ooredoo adds credit transfer services

Christmas may be over, but Ooredoo is hoping consumers are still in a giving mood. On December 30, the Qatar-based telco unveiled its newest digital service, allowing customers to transfer calling credit to other users at the push of a button. By typing *155* followed by the amount they want to transfer and the receiving […]

Ooredoo’s maternal app for Myanmar wins award

Ooredoo has been honoured with a Gold Stevie Award at the Women in Business Awards in New York for its mobile maternal healthcare app “maymay”, developed in Myanmar in conjunction with local start-up Koe Koe Tech and NGO Population Services International (PSI), aiming to help reduce the country’s high maternal and infant mortality rates. Launched […]

Myanmar’s Telegram System Still Active

Despite the arrival of modern technology, an older form of communication is alive and well. On a street stacked block by block with colonial British buildings, the Government Telegraph Office doesn’t particularly stand out. Like so many of its neighbors, the façade is grimy and crumbling. There always seems to be a soft trickle of […]

Digital ventures in Myanmar

It’s difficult to imagine a country of 62 million people today with a population at large that’s been starved of the internet. It’s just as hard to think of any state – especially one within Asia, a continent where technology is king – where mobile phone uptake is only just beginning. That is the case […]

Asia’s least-developed telecom market will soon become the world’s fastest growing

Asia’s least developed telecommunications market is about to take off thanks to foreign investment and liberalized policies. Myanmar is somewhat of a technology backwater when it comes to wireless telecommunications services. Just 12.3 percent of the population has access to a basic mobile phone. The isolated southeast Asian country, which is also known as Burma […]

Ooredoo ‘Reaches’ One Million Customer Milestone In Myanmar

Group Strives To Make A Difference In Newest Market DOHA, Aug 24: Ooredoo has already broken through the one million customer milestone in its newest market of Myanmar, less than three weeks after going live with its services. H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman, Ooredoo Group, revealed the significant achievement in […]

MPT announces promotion ahead of Ooredoo launch

In an apparent response to the looming launch of new telecoms operator Ooredoo, state-owned Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has announced a range of new promotions for the month of August that will allow MPT customers to call select family members at discounted rates. MPT said in a statement on July 30 that the “friends […]

Ooredoo SIM Cards Go on Limited Sale in Myanmar

YANGON — Some shops in Mandalay have already begun selling a limited number of Ooredoo SIM cards, as the Qatari company remains tight-lipped about when its mobile phone cards will go on general sale. The sale of affordable SIM cards has been hotly awaited since Ooredoo and Norway’s Telenor were named as the winners of […]

Telenor supports Wikipedia Zero

Telenor is set to provide Wikipedia Zero integration on its mobile phone networks when it launches later this year, giving people in Myanmar free access to information from the open source platform. The Norwegian telco, one of the two international firms to be granted operating licences in last year’s hotly-contested government tender, intends to launch […]