Rents soar in big rush to catch up with own future

Tun Tun Naing, 26, an authorised dealer for brands like Samsung, Huawei and Sony, is riding the wave of mobile phone services that has transformed life in Myanmar since the transition from decades of military dictatorship. But it comes with a price. “Four years ago, I used to pay four lakh kyats (S$430) a month,” […]

Mobile boom in Myanmar

The most popular brand in Yangon is iPhone, but Chinese brands are seeing their popularity rise The quest for the best mobile phones is endless in Myanmar as consumers are now offered the vast selection of products to choose from as well as better mobile phone services. In the country where the gross domestic product […]

HTC Sets Out Stall in Myanmar’s Telecoms Market

Electronics firm HTC, which was co-founded by Burmese-born entrepreneur Peter Chou, is confident that Burma’s the telecoms sector will begin to grow at a rapid pace next year. The Mandalay-born Chou co-founded the company in Taiwan in 1997 and is now CEO of HTC, one of the world’s leading makers of smartphones and tablets. He […]