IT firm denies ex-minister’s claims

RedLink, a data communications service provider, has spoken out against comments made by the former information minister Ye Htut regarding tax evasion. It denied Ye Htut’s accusations saying the firm was of good standing and was listed three years in a row for paying extremely high levels of tax. RedLink added that Ye Htut’s claims […]

Foreign firms eye new Myanmar telecoms licence despite inexperienced partners

Jan 25 Seven foreign firms are interested in bidding for Myanmar’s fourth telecoms license, a government official said on Monday, as the prospects of one of the region’s least connected nations outweigh the challenges of a partnership involving obscure local firms with scant industry experience. Chit Wai, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Communications […]

Yangon University dithers on WiFi

RedLink has pledged to provide free WiFi at Yangon University, but the campus has not yet decided to accept the offer, according to U Myo Myint Nyunt, assistant general manager of sales at the internet service provider. “We haven’t reached an agreement with Yangon University to provide the service, because the university hasn’t replied to […]

Market Open for More ISP Players: Minister

More internet service providers (ISP) may enter the Myanmar market as the telecommunications bylaws have been passed, U Thaung Tin, deputy minister for telecommunication and information technology, said. “When the time comes, we will establish a telecommunication commission to protect the consumers and to supervise the service. The ministry will only take care of policy,” […]

YTP hunting for partners as private launches get close

Yatanarpon Teleport public company (YTP) is still negotiating a potential partnership with foreign firms, according to CEO U Shane Thu Aung. As one of four firms to be licensed to provide mobile coverage in Myanmar, YTP began negotiations with Thailand’s True at the end of 2013 but has since widened its discussions, he said. “We […]

Invitation to foreign and local companies to express interest (EOI) in providing Broadband Wi-Fi service in Myanmar. Dateline: 30th November 2013.

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) plans to supply Broadband Wireless (Wi-Fi) in public areas in Myanmar via Joint Venture with both foreign and local companies. The service will enable easy and convenient access to the […]

Private browsing: Redlink to expand service in joint venture operation

Internet provider Redlink says it has big plans to expand its business as soon as the laws allow private companies to offer online access independent of state-run Yadanarpon Teleport. “Now, Redlink Company is giving service [in a joint venture] with Yadanarpon Teleport,” said U Thein Than Toe, the company’s vice chairman and co-founder in a […]

Internet providers mull a more competitive future

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) say they are preparing for competition as the sector liberalises to allow entrants in the future, though insiders say Telenor and Ooredoo’s emphasis on their mobile rollout may buy fixed-line ISPs some breathing room. With only state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Yatanarpon Teleport Company (YPT) currently licensed to provide […]

Redlink to provide free Wi-Fi for 27th SEA Games

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 YANGON, July 26 (Xinhua) — Host Myanmar will provide Wi-Fi free zones in Yangon and Ngwe Saung beach during the upcoming 27th Southeast Asian Games to be held in December, local media reported Friday. The services are provided by RedLink Communications Company of […]

How will the entry of two telcos affect Myanmar citizens?

The awarding of two new telecom licenses is a watershed in Myanmar’s road to modernization. It is expected to bring competition and innovation to an otherwise sleepy telecom sector that has been a disappointment to the Myanmar people and a drag on the economy for many years. Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) and Yatanarpon will […]