MPT Expands FTTH Service to Downtown Yangon

MPT announced that it is launching the next phase of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Internet Rollout Plan. MPT is now covering the whole of downtown Yangon, enabling families to access high-quality and modern internet infrastructure. In addition, there is no initial fees for new customers during the promotion period until the 25th of […]

Smartphones Bring Happiness And Headaches To Myanmar

The number of mobile subscribers in Myanmar has quickly grown in a short five years from a mere 500,000 to more than 22 million — giving Burmese a crash course in all the benefits and challenges new technology can bring. Myanmar’s low electrification rates, recurring power outages and poor Internet infrastructure mean that this growth […]

My Business: Running a newspaper in Myanmar

What makes an entrepreneur? The BBC’s Ko Ko Aung spoke to Thaung Su Nyein about his experience running a media business in an environment where access to information has historically been restricted. When Thaung Su Nyein started media company Information Matrix in 2002, he only had initial capital of $5,000 (£3,200; 3,800 euros) pulled together […]