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Military-Backed Mytel Announces Successful Test of 5G Service

YANGON—Mytel, the telecom venture between the Myanmar and Vietnamese militaries, and the fourth telecom operator to be established in the country, has tested Myanmar’s first 5G service using technology developed by China’s Huawei. According to Mytel, Huawei’s 5G NR technology will provide significantly increased capacity, lower latency (or delays in sending data) and faster download […]

MyTel anticipating 5G rollout next year if granted licence

Telecom International Myanmar Co Ltd (MyTel), a joint venture between Myanmar and Vietnam launched in June last year, can roll out 5G services next year if the spectrum license is granted. The company made a test-run of the 5G service on July 31 where a speed of 1.6 Gpbs was recorded compared to the 4G […]

Huawei and smart Axiata ready to roll out Cambodian 5G

PHNOM PENH—Cambodia’s Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year. Smart Axiata, part of Malaysia’s Axiata Group Behard, serves half of the 16 million population of the Southeast Asian nation, whose government signed a memorandum of […]

Mandalay project with telco under review, says chief minister

Cooperation between China-based telecommunications giant Huawei and Mandalay city in a “Safe City” project is being reviewed, says Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung. A committee comprising Mandalay City Development Council, police, and NGO representatives, chaired by Regional Minister of Electricity and Construction U Zarni Aung, is overseeing the project, which involves the […]

Amid Int’l Espionage Concerns, Mandalay to Embrace Huawei for ‘Safe City’ Project

As part of its high-tech makeover to become a “smart city” with a view to enhancing the rule of law and security, Myanmar’s second largest city Mandalay is ready to embrace Huawei, prompting questions about whether upper Myanmar’s business hub will become prone to data theft and state-sponsored spying—both of which the Chinese telecom giant […]

Spurned by the West, Embraced by Myanmar

As the U.S. government hit it with severe sanctions in its escalating trade spat with China, Myanmar government officials showed their eager embrace of Chinese tech giant Huawei, pledging to allow the controversial company to help build the Myanmar’s communication network. The pledge was made on Friday at the Myanmar Indoor Coverage Digitalization Summit 2019, […]

Myanmar backs ‘strategic partner’ Huawei despite US ban

Amid the ongoing trade war between the United States and China that recently intensified with Washington’s ban on Huawei Technologies, Myanmar has publicly announced its stance on the issue at the event entitled, “Myanmar Indoor Coverage Digitalisation Summit 2019” on Friday. Soe Naing, deputy director general of the Posts and Telecommunications Department, said Myanmar considers […]

Samsung Myanmar sure of staying top

Amid stiff competition in the market as major smartphone brands vie for market share in Myanmar, South Korean giant Samsung Electronics remains confident that it will manage to maintain its leadership position this year, according to Zarni Win Htet, the head of mobile group at Samsung Myanmar. “We were not happy with the slow-down last […]

Digital landscape rapidly changing

Today’s smartphones can now show people what apps they use most frequently, how much time they spend on them and remind them to take a break. Moreover some mobile applications can have different settings for use by adults and children and limit applications and games by age, because many children use their parents’ phones. “Nowadays […]

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 […]