Local Tech Firm Hopes to Find Partner for Fibre Infrastructure Project

Local tech company Myanmar FPT is looking for a local partner for a two phase, $50 million fibre infra­structure development.

Myanmar FPT, owned by Vietnamese company FPT Corporation, has said that the first phase of the project, the National Web Portal, would begin later this month.

“We hope to start work next month after Thingyan (water festival),” Dao Quy Phi, business development director of FPT Myanmar told Deal Street Asia.

The National Web Por­tal will act as a single hub where official data is stored as well as playing an essential in creating an ‘eGovernment’.

The project will take about 10 months to com­plete.

FPT Myanmar was awarded the contract to build the portal as part of the government’s “Tel­ecoms Sector Reform Project”, supported by the World Bank.

Construction on phase two, the development’s fibre backbone, will begin in 2018 and will cover ser­vices such as content and infotainment, payment gateways and providing TV OnDemand.

The firm has already completed a survey and built a 30-rack data cen­tre in Yangon.

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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