Myanmar social media boom alters landscape of local politics

Social media went into overdrive for the last few years in Myanmar with its government leaders using Facebook to disseminate information and make announcements. YANGON: Government leaders have often used Facebook to reach out and interact with their citizens. US President Barack Obama has captured the attention of 46 million followers while Indian Prime Minister […]

Myanmar’s e-revolution aids transparency, media control

In the new age of election campaigns, it wouldn’t seem surprising that the two most prominent leaders in the country, Aung San Suu Kyi, and former speaker Thura Shwe Mann, include Facebook and social media in campaign strategies for general elections on November 8. But in Myanmar, it is one more symbol of the dramatic […]

MPT, Line Team Up to Provide Free Service

MPT has collaborated with Line Messenger application to provide free internet service for the application during August and September. “The collaboration with Line is part of a long-term plan. MPT will absorb these costs,” said Takashi Shigeno, marketing director for KDDI, the Japanese company that has formed a joint venture with MPT. Users using MPT’s […]

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 […]

Myanmar’s advertising industry running catch up

As international brands storm the market and local companies realize the need to step up their game for consumers now faced with more choices than ever before, there has been an explosion in the advertising and marketing sector in Myanmar. Media has opened up and digital marketing is becoming a very near reality, making the […]