Myanmar businesses slow to adapt to improvements in Internet

Our study of the Myanmar industry shows that Myanmar businesses are still lagging behind in the use of Internet technology. We studied 72 audit/accounting firms and 44 law firms in Yangon and were flabbergasted to find that 93% and 68% respectively do not have websites and 70% of them are still using Gmail. Our study […]

MPT Lowers Internet, SMS Charges

The state-run telecom services provider Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has dropped its Swe Thahar package internet and SMS charges in the face of stiff competition from the foreign telecom operators. As of October 1, Swe Thahar internet charges were slashed from K7.5 per megabyte (MB) to K6, and MPT offered some internet packages with […]

New domestic airline to begin flights in March

A new domestic carrier, Apex Airlines, will be among the first in Myanmar to offer dynamic pricing when it starts flying next month, a senior company official says. Chief operations officer Selva Kumar said Apex’s first aircraft, an ATR 72-600, would arrive in Nay Pyi Taw in mid-February, with a launch planned for late March. […]

Telenor Myanmar is set to switch on in Mandalay

Telenor Myanmar is ready to sell millions of SIM cards in order to avoid a shortage and prevent black-market sales, as the service will kick off tomorrow in Mandalay. “Our SIM cards will be available in more than 1,500 stores in Mandalay … All SIM cards can be used at 11am on Saturday. Within weeks […]

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 […]

Mobile data users reaches 3 mln in 2014

The number of mobile data users has increased steadily since 2011 and is approaching 3 million this year, according to the Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT). Mobile users can order data services via SMS to receive internet on their phone, a process which once required filling out multiple forms at the MPT offices in person. […]

Ooredoo, Telenor to partner with Samsung for mobile services

International telecoms operators Ooredoo and Telenor will cooperate with tech giant Samsung to provide faster mobile internet services in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar and Samsung signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday offer customers a range of “Special Bundles” designed to make the most of Ooredoo’s 3G network on data-driven Samsung devices. Ooredoo’s products and services […]

Myanmar launches its first online music store

The first Myanmar music online store has been launched on Sunday to combat piracy and illegal downloads. The Myanmar Music Store has been selling Myanmar albums online for a week trail run before officially launching its website. It plans to release popular rock star Lay Phyu’s single album, “Diary” which has already sold 4,000 copies. […]