Seven foreign and local enterprises permitted to invest US$1,435.808 million

Seven foreign and local enterprises have received permission to invest US$1,435.808million, creating 5,533 job opportunities, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission meeting held on 21st January. There were foreign investments of US$1,416.080million and Myanmar Citizen investments of US$19.728million. The foreign investments were from China, Singapore, South Korea, Viet Nam and Samoa, it is learnt. The […]

Telecoms in Myanmar: Mobile mania

On the outskirts of Bago, a scruffy town in southern Myanmar, a tall, pale Scandinavian-looking man squints up at a four-legged telecoms mast that has recently sprouted next to a mud track. He is Petter Furberg, the boss of the Burmese operations of Telenor, a Norwegian mobile-telecoms operator. He concludes that more towers will be […]

Telenor supports Wikipedia Zero

Telenor is set to provide Wikipedia Zero integration on its mobile phone networks when it launches later this year, giving people in Myanmar free access to information from the open source platform. The Norwegian telco, one of the two international firms to be granted operating licences in last year’s hotly-contested government tender, intends to launch […]

MPT to add international roaming service in 31 countries

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications will extend its services to 31 foreign countries for both its GSM and WCDMA networks as of July 2, according to a report on MRTV yesterday. “International outbound roaming (IOR) will be available in 31 countries. The service will be available both for both prepaid and post-paid phone users. Prepaid mobile […]