How mobile tech is flowering in the land of ‘keepy-uppy’

U Myint Kyaw Thu says he wanted to make games since he was a five-year-old playing Nintendo. But growing up in Burma, now Myanmar, there was no internet and precious few mobile phones. So when he founded Total Gameplay Studio with his brother in 2005, he had to develop games for international buyers, sometimes living […]

Myanmar telecoms prepared for entry of fourth operator

Starting this month, Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the state-owned operator whose monopolistic rights ended last year, cut its Internet charges from 7 kyat (Bt0.21) per megabyte to 6 kyat. The short message fee was also reduced to 10 kyat, the lowest in the industry. Voice call charges are only 23 kyat per minute. Ooredoo […]

IFC to loan Ooredoo $150 million for infrastructure

The project – which has been in the works for the last few months and has involved Ooredoo’s corporate group, local management in Myanmar and the IFC – will primarily fund infrastructure development, according to Ooredoo’s new CEO, Rene Meza. The funding will mostly go toward “expansion of our existing network footprint,” he told The […]

Fourth Telco Licence in The Offing

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has invited proposals from local public companies to provide telecommunications services jointly with a foreign firm in the country. This is the fourth telecom licence being offered by the authorities after Myanmar liberalised its telecommunications sector last year by dishing out operating licences to two foreign operators […]

CDNetworks Taps Myanmar Market with Secure Websites and Mobile Access

CDNetworks has expanded to Myanmar with a new telecommunications business and newly established points of presence (PoPs) in partnership with its parent company KDDI Group, the South Korea-based global content delivery network said. CDNetworks’ PoP in Myanmar increases its network coverage to 13 locations throughout Southeast Asia. Toru Maruta, chief technical officer of CDNetworks, said, […]

Technical Advisory And Management Support For Corporatization Of Mpt

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.:5353-MM Assignment Title: Technical advisory and management supportfor corporatization of MPT Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.4.1 The Government of the Union of Myanmar hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends […]