Telenor Myanmar snaps up 1800MHz spectrum

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor Myanmar has confirmed that it has purchased a twelve-year licence for a 2×10MHz block of spectrum in the 1800MHz band. The frequencies were priced at USD80 million with Telenor paying USD32 million up front, with the remainder to follow between the second and fourth year of the licence term. The cellco acquired […]

KOTRA: 200 buses to be exported to Myanmar

Two hundred South Korean-made buses will be exported to Yangon, the former capital and the largest city of Myanmar, for use by schools, South Korea’s trade promotion agency said Monday. According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the 29-seat New County buses, manufactured by South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor Co., will be shipped […]

How microfinance can help Myanmar meet its major funding needs

Myanmar’s economy has logged one of the fastest growth rates in the world since it opened up in 2011, but its development of channels for financing such growth has not kept pace. The stock market, which began trading in March 2016, has just four listings, and overall market capitalization is equivalent to less than 1% […]

Siemens, MMH join hands for port operations

Siemens, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation, plans to expand its business in Myanmar by providing Myanmar’s ports with technology and solutions in cooperation with a local counterpart, Myanmar Mahar Htun Co (MMH), according to Christian Beckers, head of business development at Siemens Myanmar and Cambodia. Beckers said in […]

FLM has been granted Myanmar Investment Commission approval for a USD 859 million, fibre optic network deployment.

March 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — FibreLink Myanmar (FLM) , a Myanmar licensed NFS (i) telecommunications operator, has received its Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) investment permit clearing the path to the deployment of FLM’s world class fibre network. Following an exhaustive process by MIC, FLM believes that its investment approval was granted based on the importance […]

The land of the $20 smartphone

“This one $40, this one $30 … that one $20!” The owner of the street stall, a man of about 30 years wearing a traditional longyi tied around his waist, is gesturing at a phone that looks, to my eyes, like a mid-range Android phone. It bears the brand Singtech, a brand among myriad others […]

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. […]

Registered outbound tour operators reach over 400 in Myanmar

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has permitted over 400 outbound tour licenses to operators since its initiation in late 2015, according to the ministry. Tourism in Myanmar is growing rapidly and has received increased interest from investors thanks to the country’s sweeping reforms. International tourist arrivals increase significantly year by year, while some local […]

SEA mobile market update: Malaysia falls, Myanmar booms

The close of 2016 saw a number of significant shifts in operator rankings across many countries in Southeast Asia. The biggest change was in the Philippines, where Globe Telecom moved ahead of incumbent Smart after adding more than 10 million connections and expanding its market share by 4 percentage points to lead with a 52 […]

KDDI-backed MPT quietly notches up 1M September SIM sales in Myanmar

While most of the attention in Myanmar’s mobile sector has been on the two new foreign players Ooredoo and Telenor, state-owned incumbent Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) sold more than one million SIM cards in September. MPT, which signed a joint operating agreement with KDDI-Sumitomo in July, now has 9.2 million mobile connections, according to […]