Broadband speed comparable to region

4G services may be a recent phenomenon in Myanmar, but the mobile broadband experience in terms of reach and speed, particularly in Yangon, is actually comparable to that of more developed cities in the region. In fact, 4G availability in Yangon is the fourth highest in ASEAN at over 80 percent, trailing Bangkok, Singapore and […]

Vietnam’s Viettel announces business strategy for Myanmar operations

Vietnam’s Viettel Group unveiled on Monday the business strategy for Mytel, its Myanmar-based telecom company, which will begin operations this Saturday, June 9. Mytel will focus on the data segment and new digital services, with D-A-T-A being its motto. “[This] stands for D-igital & new services, A-dvanced technology, T-rustworthy, A-ffordable & various services,” the company […]

Myanmar braces for mobile phone boom as Internet access trickles in

In Yangon, Myanmar, giant Samsung billboards hang overhead as dozens of handset shops line the crowded city streets and advertise the latest smartphones. Just a few years ago, you wouldn’t have seen such a sight, said Soe Nyi Nyi, a local tech entrepreneur. “There’s been a lot of changes,” he said. “There’s a lot of […]