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Kargo is disrupting logistics in Myanmar, one of the world’s most challenging countries

Kargo, a company that takes the spirit of Uber and brings it to the disorganized world of trucking, has raised a US$800,000 round of funding, giving TechCrunch an excuse to delve into the world of startup development in Myanmar, one of the world’s most curious countries. Ostracized from the world until its first free general […]

Myanmar urged to elevate 5G push

AS GOVERNMENTS around the world gear up to usher in the fifth generation of wireless technology atop their digital agendas, Myanmar should follow this trend by adopting 5G as a national strategy for the next decade, a forum has heard. Jianjun Zhou, vice president of Huawei Global Carrier Business Group, said Myanmar should draw up […]

Fintech firms partner to expand reach in Myanmar

Local digital payments provider Ongo and mobile data operator Ananda yesterday announced a partnership to expand the reach of their services in Myanmar. Under the agreement, Ananda users will have the added option of topping up their accounts at Ongo agents across the country as well as on its mobile application when they sign up […]

Ooredoo mulls 5G for Myanmar

Ooredoo is preparing significant investment to bring 5G mobile networks to Myanmar, according to the company’s chief executive officer, Vikram Sinha. Ooredoo is celebrating 4 years in Myanmar and has recently completed further testing of its 4G Pro network upgrade project – a move which the company says demonstrates its readiness to bring next generation […]

ACS hires new CEO to address ananda’s teething problems

Ananda, Myanmar’s first 4G+ wireless broadband data-only service, hasn’t gotten off to a very good start. In rushing to deliver its promise of unlimited Internet access, ananda has on the other hand drawn numerous complaints related to slow broadband speeds and poor network coverage since its debut in Yangon in May. This month, Amara Communications […]

Yangon Has 4th-Fastest 4G Speeds in East Asia, Survey Finds

YANGON — Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon ranked fourth among East Asian cities in terms of 4G download and upload speeds in a report released by OpenSignal on Thursday. The telecommunications coverage mapping company studied 12 major economic centers in the region for a three-month period. “The result is surprising,” said OpenSignal, which listed a group […]

Myanmar’s two newest telcos ready to roll out 4G

MyTel and Amara Communications, the newest entrants to the Myanmar telecoms market, have announced its plans for the deployment of 4G. MyTel, the fourth mobile operator, recently announced that its 4G network is ready to launch during a ceremony at which the operator completed the first calls on the system, between government officials in Vietnam […]

Myanmar telecom competition heats up with 4G push

MYANMAR’S three telecommunications operators, buoyed by the burgeoning ranks of smartphone users, have intensified their efforts to provide 4G/Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services with the sales hook of faster data connections. Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the nation’s leading telecommunications operator, on Monday launched Myanmar’s fastest data service, dubbed LTE+, with the 1.8GHz spectrum that was recently […]

Ooredoo to Roll Out Faster 4G in ‘Most Cities’ After it Secures 1800 MHz Spectrum

Telco Ooredoo has said its 4G network could get up to twice as fast after the operator acquired two blocks of 1800 megahertz spectrum last month. Qatari-backed Ooredoo paid $80 million for 2 x 10 megahertz blocks of the 1800 megahertz spectrum band under the same terms as rival operators Telenor, MPT and Vietnamese-backed newcomer […]

Telenor Myanmar snaps up 1800MHz spectrum

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor Myanmar has confirmed that it has purchased a twelve-year licence for a 2×10MHz block of spectrum in the 1800MHz band. The frequencies were priced at USD80 million with Telenor paying USD32 million up front, with the remainder to follow between the second and fourth year of the licence term. The cellco acquired […]