Finland gives 4 million Euros to Myanmar Development

Finland government has opened its pockets and written a check on 4 million Euros for The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) development actions in Myanmar, supporting the areas of democratic governance, local development and environmental sustainability. “We look forward to deepening our partnership with UNDP. One of Finland’s development priorities is to support the democratization of […]

Telenor Tries to Keep Network Operational as Flood Worsens

Telenor Myanmar said it is working closely with tower companies and local relief authorities to ensure their cellular network remains operational in the face of worsening flood conditions in parts of the country. The Norwegian operator announced last week that 41 of the 2,585 sites on Telenor’s network have either been shut down due to […]

Telenor Numbers Begin New Code, Service Area Widens

Telenor has begun to distribute a new series of SIM cards with phone numbers beginning with “78”, where previous cards began with “79”. The Norwegian firm’s network began operations in September last year, and since then it has gathered 6.4 million users in 10 states and regions around the country. “Telenor Myanmar has produced approximately […]

App developer expo coming in February

Dates are set for Yangon’s third annual app and software development conference, organizers announced last week. AppExpo 2015 will run from February 19 to 20 at the MICT park, and will once again be organized by Yangon Heartz Media and Business Solutions, a local technology start-up. In addition to giving local programmers and software engineers […]

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 […]

Yangon Angels could give start-ups wings

The Yangon Angels – investors and entrepreneurs that make up a new, informal funding network based out of Myanmar’s most populous city – refuse to be “Yes” men. At least, that’s what it seemed like after one member, Charles Kathrein of Singapore-based Kathrein Ventures, called the valuations that four start-ups claimed in their investment pitches […]

Ooredoo is facing a new competitor in Myanmar

The upcoming launch of a fourth mobile phone operator in Myanmar means a new challenge for Qatar’s telecom group Ooredoo which is currently building up a nation-wide network in the country seen as one of the world’s last telecoms frontiers, with Telenor and incumbent Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) as its current competitors. News broke […]

SyQic Trading Well, Launches Myanmar Services And Inks Hong Kong Deal

LONDON (Alliance News) – SyQic PLC said Wednesday that its core Telco business remains strong, and its Yoomob mobile streaming service posted revenue of about GBP7.6 million in the nine months to end-September, compared with GBP4.7 million for the whole of calendar 2013. The company also announced that it has launched mobile services in Myanmar […]

Phone Smuggling Goes Unabated as SIM Card Sales Soar

Amid rapid network expansion and increasing SIM card sales from Myanmar’s three telecom players, legally imported mobile handsets are slim in number in a market overwhelmed by smuggled devices, a government official said. Mobile handsets entering the country via air, sea or overland channels were previously subject to 10 percent custom tariff, 5 percent commercial […]

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 […]