Pick-up sticks: Selfie-takers overcome ridicule

Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion on the selfie stick. The devices allow people to take photos of themselves with their phones at more them arm’s length, improving the snapshot. Some mobile users are snapping them up, while others see users as object of ridicule – though so far there haven’t been […]

Vietnam’s Viettel Global to invest in Myanmar

Viettel Global, the international investment arm of the military-run Viettel group, will cooperate with companies in Myanmar to establish Viettel Myanmar to implement the investment in a telecommunications network project in the Southeast Asian country. The decision came after a vote of Viettel Global’s shareholders in it shareholders’ meeting on last Wednesday. The total investment […]

Big leap in Communication

Myanmar’s telecommunications sector is poised for sharp growth with the entry into the market of two foreign operators and the government’s Myanma Post and Telecommunications planning a US$2 billion upgrade with a Japanese partner. Qatari-owned Ooredoo launched its commercial network on August 15, focusing on delivering 3G technology to provide faster internet and higher quality […]

Mobile data users reaches 3 mln in 2014

The number of mobile data users has increased steadily since 2011 and is approaching 3 million this year, according to the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT). Mobile users can order data services via SMS to receive internet on their phone, a process which once required filling out multiple forms at the MPT offices in person. […]