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 […]

Can Myanmar support 5 mobile players?

In the four years since the Myanmar government opened up the mobile industry to outside competition, the nation has experienced an economic revival across many sectors driven, in part, by its vastly improved communications network. Mobile penetration (based on unique users) jumped from 12 per cent in the middle of 2014 (about the same level […]

Vietnam’s Viettel announces business strategy for Myanmar operations

Vietnam’s Viettel Group unveiled on Monday the business strategy for Mytel, its Myanmar-based telecom company, which will begin operations this Saturday, June 9. Mytel will focus on the data segment and new digital services, with D-A-T-A being its motto. “[This] stands for D-igital & new services, A-dvanced technology, T-rustworthy, A-ffordable & various services,” the company […]

Alibaba secures foothold in Myanmar market, growth in e-commerce expected

Alibaba group has established a foothold in Myanmar following the acquisition of Daraz Group, the Pakistani online shopping platform which operates Myanmar e-commerce site shop.com.mm. The move could be the start of a slew of investments in the country by the Chinese Internet giant as well as other rival businesses. It also came just a […]

Hybrid Myanmar: How A Quiet Market Could Leapfrog Traditional Data Centre Players

Political reforms, a growing economy and a speeding adoption of digital services are bringing the once isolated Myanmar out of the shadows. In the new decade, with the arrival of digital, the development of TMT infrastructure is starting to gain pace, but much work is still needed. João Marques Lima investigates. In the heart of […]

Telenor gears up to offer a Myanmar record for data speeds

AS MOBILE data consumption in Myanmar soars to some of the highest levels in the world, Telenor Myanmar plans to offer its subscribers a record speed for the country of 1 gigabyte per second (Gbps) in the near future, said Lars Erik Tellmann, the firm’s chief executive officer. Tellmann said at a press briefing on […]

Local internet users easy prey to cybercrime: experts

Ma Khim Myat kept staring at the beautiful skirt on her computer screen, her mind torn between whether to make an online purchase or not. In the end, she decided not to shop online, remembering the horror stories of friends whose credit card information had been stolen after they used it for online purchases. “It’s […]

Mobile money services make waves in Myanmar

Seven years ago, the country had virtually no formal banking sector. Now, its clunkier commercial lenders face extinction thanks to the arrival of exciting new mobile money services whose mission is to march onwards and upwards. Brad Jones wasn’t sure what to expect when he moved to Yangon in early 2015 to become chief executive […]

Telecom Operators Must Expand Network Coverage After 4 Years

“Telecom operators, that are more than 4 years old, are expected to expand their network to remote areas where telecommunication is under developed,” U Nay Myo Kyaw, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transports and Communication, said. He was answering to the motion submitted by U Sai Kyaw Moe, Member of Pyithu Hluttaw, lower house, from […]

Mytel to sell SIM cards in early 2018

With construction of a mobile network now more than 50 per cent completed, Mytel, the fourth telecom operator, is planning to start selling SIM cards in early 2018. Mytel said its objective is to provide the best Internet services at a fair price. The company’s Myanmar headquarters is located in Yangon and it has opened […]