A smartphone love affair

Myanmar’s telecom boom is helping drive the country’s economy A rapidly rising number of smartphone users has spurred the growth of Myanmar’s telecoms sector, industry players say. Sunil Kamath, vice president for South Asia at Opera Software, says there has been an overall growth of internet users in Myanmar, given the aggregated data gathered from […]

Myanmar Mobile Internet Users Spend Most Time on Social Media: Opera

Myanmar’s mobile internet users spend most of their time on social networking websites, a new report shows. When it comes to social media, the majority of time spent using mobile internet is spent on Facebook, followed by Twitter, said Opera Software, the makers of the Opera Mini web browser, in its state of the mobile […]

Korean handsets differ in pricing

Two South Korean handset makers will be debuting models in the next few days aimed at different pricing points. Samsung will bring in its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10, while LG will begin distributing its LG Aka phone on April 9. Huawei is the handset maker with the largest […]

Nepalese Phone Maker Color Mobile Eyes to Sell a Million Handsets in Myanmar

Nepal-based Colors Mobile announced that the company is expecting to sell over 1 million handset in Myanmar by the end of this year. Color Mobile introduced its 14 smart phone models recently at Sedona Hotel in Mandalay including four featurephones (bar model) and 10 smart phone models. The price of the featurephones range from K14,000 […]

Vivo Mobile Enters Myanmar Market

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has launched its brand in Myanmar to tap the Southeast Asian countries recent telecoms boom. “Vivo Mobile’s entrance into the Myanmar market, the last economic frontier in the world, is a significant step to expand our business in the region. It’s exciting to come in and introduce this young market […]

Telenor Launches New Handsets

Mobile network operator Telenor Myanmar last week introduced its new handsets to the public. The new phones called T300M and T400M became available in Telenor shops and a range of outlets in areas where the network is in operation from March 26. The introduction of the feature- and smartphone follows the two first Telenor handsets […]

Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation. Myanmar web surfers were once paradigms of patience and ingenuity as they dodged and weaved through the former military regime’s communications blocks in decrepit backstreet […]

Telenor will partner with INGO on ‘tele-medicine’ services

Telenor Myanmar and the non-profit health organisation Marie Stopes International announced last week that they will be partnering on an initiative to connect isolated communities with healthcare professionals via smartphone. Initially the project will be focused on young children and expectant mothers, according to a joint statement from the partners, but they plan to eventually […]

Myanmar’s Analog Government Goes Digital

Yangon — Myanmar’s government is hoping to take a technological leap forward soon, by putting ministries online and in touch with the country’s increasingly Internet-savvy public. Some government ministries are going online for the first time this week. Myanmar’s government still processes its business the same way it has for decades: with massive bound ledgers […]