Opera to help support internet accessibility in Myanmar

In Yangon, Myanmar, it’s been a few years since the military made the decision to let citizens govern themselves. The city’s infrastructure is still not well-developed, and the residents remain quite traditional. One thing that is noticeable, however, is that a lot of people use smartphones in Yangon. Opera, an active player in the global […]

Startups in Myanmar Land of temples and tech

The startup culture germinates in an unlikely place REMARKABLE views greet visitors to Phandeeyar, an open-plan office and events space which sits atop a tower block in the centre of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Its north windows frame golden pagodas and colonial mansions; to the south weather-beaten cargo ships glide up the Yangon River. The […]

Tech sector sizzles as Myanmar embraces Internet for the masses

From navigating gridlocked city roads to playing a favourite national sport, new homegrown apps are blossoming in Myanmar as cheap mobile technology ignites an Internet revolution in the once-isolated nation. Myanmar web surfers were once paradigms of patience and ingenuity as they dodged and weaved through the former military regime’s communications blocks in decrepit backstreet […]

Decades-old bets in Myanmar’s tech industry finally reap rewards

Local tech companies see major opportunities brought on by reforms in the country It may have taken almost two decades, but Tun Thura Thet’s investment in one of Asia’s poorest countries is finally paying off. “I’ve been waiting here for 17 years to have this moment,” he said, sitting at his office in Yangon, Myanmar. […]