Ooredoo’s M-Pitesan launches in next development in popular mobile money industry

  by Ben Roache M-Pitesan, Ooredoo’s entry into the increasingly competitive online mobile money industry, has launched this week. Allowing users to send money to friends and family, as well as purchasing airtime, Ooredoo hopes to change the lives of the people of Myanmar with their new innovative wallet solution. M-Pitesan’s Mobile money app works […]

Central Bank of Myanmar delivers green light for mobile wallet OK Dollar

by Ben Roache OK$, a mobile payment service that has recently been heavily advertised throughout Yangon, has been granted a Mobile Financial Services (MFS) licence by the Central Bank of Myanmar. This overcomes a major hurdle between OK$ and next generation retail payment, remittance and funds transfer services in the country. Fig 1 – Screenshot […]

In Myanmar, an online platform is giving fledging comic book artists a chance to shine

White Merak Comics Studio offers comics published in English and Burmese — optimised for the Myanmar market Since I was a child, I ‘ve always enjoyed reading comic books. But in those days, 3.5 inch floppy disks were the only means of transferring files between computers (as a mainstream consumer, anyway), so there was no […]

Video-On-Demand Service Iflix Teams Up With Local Firm Red Dot

Kuala Lumpur based video-on-demand service, iflix, is now available in Myanmar on month and year long con­tracts, after the company launched in partnership with local payment com­pany Red Dot. After wooing custom­ers with free one month long trials, iflix is now offering the full array of its services starting from K3,000 per month and up […]

New fantasy football app delights fans

With the Euro Cup 2016 tournament underway there isn’t a better time to indulge yourself in the sport than with a new locally produced app. Market Myanmar recently launched an interactive mobile football app targeting Myanmar football fans. The company celebrated the launch ceremony of the game, Fantasy King Football, at the beginning of the […]

Thousands of Myanmar-registered companies risk being struck off

More than 20,000 companies are at risk of being struck off by the regulator, including local conglomerates and multinationals, after failing to respond to a request for confirmation that they are still in business. The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration published the request through state media in September, with a view to cleaning up […]

Red Dot introduces payment system for secure flood drive

Local payment services firm Red Dot has introduced a new way to donate money for victims of this year’s flooding, which has so far affected up to 1 million people in 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions. One hundred percent of donated funds will go to two local NGOs: Ayeyarwady Foundation and Hero […]

Red Dot now in 3000 spots

Local payment services firm Red Dot has built up a network of more than 3000 retailers in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, chief marketing officer Andy Whelan said at a press conference yesterday. A customer waits at a shop in the Red Dot network. Photo: Naing Wynn Htoon / The Myanmar TimesA customer waits […]

Red Dot E-Top up hits Orange Supermarket Chain

Orange Supermarket launched electronic top-up services for customers in Yangon last week. The new system allows users to quit scratching away at top-up cards, according to U Pyae Phyo Latt, Orange Supermarket merchandising director. Electronic top-up cards, now at Orange Supermarket. Photo: Aung Kyaw NyuntElectronic top-up cards, now at Orange Supermarket. Photo: Aung Kyaw Nyunt […]