Tackling Asia’s final technology frontier

Honey Mya Win didn’t have to look far to discover the tech potential for Myanmar. A 26-year-old former telecom engineer at Huawei, she was directly involved in configuring mobile phone towers and base station controllers that expanded 3G access to the once reclusive nation. “My team was actually the one connecting the country,” she said. […]

Hundreds of Companies Caught in UWSA Tin Mine Supply Chain

Hundreds of companies from around the world may be using tin sourced from a mine under control of the United Wa State Army (UWSA), according to a Reuters report released yesterday. Several of the firms named in the report told The Myanmar Times they were responding to the findings. The Reuters investigation claims that several Chinese-controlled firms which source […]

Rents soar in big rush to catch up with own future

Tun Tun Naing, 26, an authorised dealer for brands like Samsung, Huawei and Sony, is riding the wave of mobile phone services that has transformed life in Myanmar since the transition from decades of military dictatorship. But it comes with a price. “Four years ago, I used to pay four lakh kyats (S$430) a month,” […]

Huawei smartphone leads in Myanmar with over 50% market share

China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s No. 2 telecom equipment maker, expects total shipments of smartphones in southeast Asia to rise 160 percent to 8 million units in 2015, boosted by strong demand in Myanmar, it said on Thursday. In the first quarter, Huawei posted a 120 percent increase in smartphone shipments in the region, one […]

Mobile boom in Myanmar

The most popular brand in Yangon is iPhone, but Chinese brands are seeing their popularity rise The quest for the best mobile phones is endless in Myanmar as consumers are now offered the vast selection of products to choose from as well as better mobile phone services. In the country where the gross domestic product […]

Korean handsets differ in pricing

Two South Korean handset makers will be debuting models in the next few days aimed at different pricing points. Samsung will bring in its Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10, while LG will begin distributing its LG Aka phone on April 9. Huawei is the handset maker with the largest […]

Busy signal for handset market

Rapid growth in the number of domestic mobile users is creating opportunity for mobile handset makers to expand their sales. While the local handset market has traditionally been dominated by a handful of brands, several new entrants are pushing their products in the hope of growing market sharing in a rapidly expanding business. A June […]

Oredoo plans to sell 1 million handsets this year

Ooredoo Myanmar plans to sell 1 million premium handsets with a price tag starting at US$50 apiece this year, executives at the company said. It has signed agreements with HTC and Samsung to make handsets, and has a memorandum of understanding with Huawei Company for a mobile network. Than Tun Aung, a director at the […]

Ooredoo, Telenor to partner with Samsung for mobile services

International telecoms operators Ooredoo and Telenor will cooperate with tech giant Samsung to provide faster mobile internet services in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar and Samsung signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday offer customers a range of “Special Bundles” designed to make the most of Ooredoo’s 3G network on data-driven Samsung devices. Ooredoo’s products and services […]