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 […]

IMF ends Article IV consultation meetings

The IMF ended, on 1 July, their Article IV consultation visit to Myanmar releasing information regarding Myanmar’s macroeconomic state, calling for tighter fiscal and monetary policies, and stricter tax collecting policies with less incentives. The report said that in order to restrict inflation Myanmar must enforce tighter fiscal and monetary policies through, “vigorous enforcement of […]

When a SIM Card Goes From $2,000 to $1.50

Five years ago, buying a cell phone SIM card in Myanmar could set you back more than $2,000. It was an extravagance available only to the rich and well-connected—and even they couldn’t buy good reception. At the time, the country was just beginning to emerge from decades of isolation imposed by its military dictatorship. Only […]

Yatanarpon Teleport in talks with international telecom companies

Shein Thu Aung, a member of the Yatanarpon Teleport Company’s board of directors, told Mizzima on 5 November that the company has opened discussions with international telecom organizations. It aims to establish cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with several overseas firms. “We are currently holding talks with approximately twenty foreign telecommunications companies but have not […]