KBZ CIO talks connectivity

Myanmar’s mobile rollout has connected millions to the internet for the first time – but it has not been without growing pains, especially in the form of outages and sometimes spotty service. Stephane Lamoureux, chief executive officer of KBZ Gateway, spoke to The Myanmar Times about the physical and regulatory challenges facing the country’s telecoms industry, as well as […]

Myanmar’s mobile revolution

Myanmar has seen massive growth in internet penetration, mobile phone adoption and social media usage in the past few years, spurred by the end of direct military rule and rapid opening up of its market after decades of isolation. The consumer market in Myanmar has essentially bypassed the development stages seen in other economies and […]

Myanmar’s e-commerce outlook bright

MYANMAR’S first online wholesale market has drawn over 30,000 visitors in 10 days after the unofficial launch, convincing the shopping platform operator Kaymu of Myanmar’s e-commerce potential. The wholesale category was officially launched on August 11 as a link for buyers and sellers in Myanmar and overseas. It is part of www.kaymu.com.mm, an online shopping […]

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 […]

Exchange-rate roulette

Myanmar’s currency exchange problems are the talk of the town as the black-market rate for US dollars is set to soar further. The current crisis, which has engulfed banks, money changers and importers over the past four months, is largely the result of misguided central bank policies and mixed messages, according to international… But some […]

Digicel mulls sale of Myanmar towers

“Digicel has received a number of expressions of interest regarding an acquisition of the business and is evaluating the options relating to it,” say documents circulated ahead of its planned IPO on US markets later this year. Local reports suggested several companies had made initial bids and are undergoing a due diligence process Digicel made […]