In Myanmar, Rocket’s Shop.Com Raises The Online Retail Stakes

I may have expressed doubts in the past about Rocket Internet’s claims to be the first mover in Asian countries. But when it comes to Myanmar, the giant German venture fund and startup cloner has made big strides very quickly. Since July, Rocket’s jobs classifieds site there, has been racking up to 100,000 page-views […]

Prepaid Citizen Card launched for Myanmar’s travellers

A new reloadable prepaid card that is accepted by MasterCard merchants worldwide has been launched with the Myanmar traveller in mind. Developed by 2C2P, a Singapore-based payment services provider, and Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB), the card comes with an optional smartphone app for both iOS and Android platforms that allow cardholders to manage transactions in […]

NZ’s role in getting quality internet to Myanmar

NZ’s role in getting quality internet to Myanmar Tom Linn has always wanted to use his expertise in telecommunications to benefit the country where he was raised, Myanmar. Now the Technical Director of fast-growing ISP Wireless Nation is working with old university friends to do just that, by helping bring the nation up to speed […]

50pc of Yangon Job Seekers Now Search Jobs Online

In surveying over 150 job seekers who came to fill out CVs at our booth at Opportunity Journals’ Job Fair two weeks ago, collected and learned some interesting and revealing facts: 50 percent had exclusively browsed for jobs offline, 25 percent browse exclusively online, and 25 percent do a combination of both on and […]

Spark of knowledge starts with Wikipedia

The people actively building Wikipedia’s Myanmar language site have a joke. Each time a celebrity dies, a Myanmar Wikipedia page is born. That’s because when a famous person passes on, news sources publish stories about them, which serve as ready-made references for the Myanmar Wikipedia community of editors. “Sometimes it’s very hard to collect the […]

MPT set to announce winners of tender for high-speed Internet service

Myanma Post and Telecommunications (MPT) will announce this month the two winning bids for its tender to provide high-speed Internet service, officials from MPT said. The state-run firm had invited tenders companies to provide 20 gigabyte Internet service. Several foreign telecoms firms, including China Telecom, bid the tender. “MPT currently has Internet speed of 27 […]

Ooredoo slashes data charges on PAYG

Ooredoo is making getting online less costly for its Pay As You Go customers, the company announced at an August 30 press event. Starting 6am on August 31, the Qatari telecom will charge Pay As You Go users KY 10 per megabyte, down from KY25 per megabyte. The 30-day promotion, which begins for customers when […]

E-visas scheduled to launch in Myanmar next month

MYANMAR will introduce an e-visa system beginning September 1, a move that could finally streamline visa processes for travellers. Tourists are required to file their visa application online at at least one week before their trip. The online visa is priced at US$50, though the same visa obtained through an embassy abroad costs US$30, […]

Myanmar search engine to launch in July

As online and mobile technology takes off, how will people search Myanmar-language content? The answer is uncertain: The country has one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world and, so far, no very good search tools. That’s why Bindez, a local start-up, is working on it. Nurtured through Project Hub’s 2013 fellowship for […]

Ooredoo partners with Rocket Internet for online services

The Ooredoo Company announced it will link up with Rocket Internet to operate e-commerce, online and digital services in Myanmar and Asia. Ross Cormack, the CEO of Ooredoo Myanmar said, “E-commerce has a great potential in Myanmar along with increasing numbers of smart phone usage. People will shop commodities and services online with their smart […]