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 […]

Viettel entering mature Myanmar mobile market

Myanmar’s telecoms sector became one of the fastest growing in the world since it was opened up to foreign competition in late 2013, when Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo won mobile licences to compete alongside state-owned incumbent MPT. The country had roughly 51 million mobile connections at the end of last year, up from around […]

Myanmar telecom operators ordered to complete SIM card registration

YANGON – Myanmar’s telecom regulators have demanded all operators in the country to complete the registration of all SIM cards before next March. Without the registration, the unregistered SIM cards would be temporarily suspended, said the Directorate of Telecommunications. The order is aimed at boosting mobile banking and online shopping in the country. “Many SIM […]

Myanmar calls for rural mobile coverage

YANGON (Myanmar Eleven/ANN) – Myanmar aims to provide mobile services to about 90 per cent of the population by 2020. Although mobile penetration has reached about 90 per cent of Myanmar’s population, many rural areas are left without coverage, according to Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications. “One of the objectives in the telecoms master plan […]

Myanmar’s mobile revolution

Myanmar has seen massive growth in internet penetration, mobile phone adoption and social media usage in the past few years, spurred by the end of direct military rule and rapid opening up of its market after decades of isolation. The consumer market in Myanmar has essentially bypassed the development stages seen in other economies and […]

Mobile boom in Myanmar

The most popular brand in Yangon is iPhone, but Chinese brands are seeing their popularity rise The quest for the best mobile phones is endless in Myanmar as consumers are now offered the vast selection of products to choose from as well as better mobile phone services. In the country where the gross domestic product […]

Seamless Myanmar services from Thailand

Total Access Communication has launched “Happy Myanmar” SIM and “Jai-Dee-Hi-Own-Pai-Myanmar from Happy” service, to increase telecommunications connectivity between Myanmar and Thailand. Through the SIM, a call to Myanmar will be charged Bt3 per minute while customers will be given unlimited access to Facebook and Line applications for 6 months. Through “Jai-Dee-Hi-Own-Pai-Myanmar from Happy” service, Happy […]

Tender for SIM / USIM card by Ministry of Communication and Information

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, MPT needs to buy SIM/USIM in Kyats. GSM SIM Card – 2. 5 mil unit WCDMA USIM Card – 5 mil unit Tender Form is available at 1000 Kyats. End Date and Time is (16.8.2013 – 16:30). To get detailed information on […]