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Govt to focus on supporting growth of digital economy, telecoms infrastructure

A senior government official says that the government is set to focus on supporting the digital economy next year. Deputy Director General of Posts and Telecommunications U Than Thun Aung said this in his speech during the Myanmar Connect 2019 Conference on Tuesday. U Than Thun Aung said regulatory areas that will be the focus […]

Growing mobile penetration gives Myanmar fintech a big boost

Financial technology services in Myanmar have boomed following an increasing number of mobile users, according to a report from Fitch Solutions Macro Research. The rise in mobile subscribers began after the government opened up the telecommunications sector in 2014, though enforced supportive regulations and point-of-sale (POS) payment solutions are still lagging behind. Fitch Solutions, a […]

Myanmar: How tech is transforming a frontier market

Just six years ago, in 2013, a mobile user in Myanmar had to pay USD 250 for a SIM card—this in a country where the average annual income was less than USD 200. For most people in Myanmar, the internet was a luxury for a select few; at least, that was the case until February […]

EOI Consulting Service for Rural Telecom Development. Deadline: 5th August 2019

Invitation for Expression of Interest Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) now invites eligible consulting firm to indicate their interests to provide for the implementation in a number of areas to accelerate the development of rural telecommunications (voice and internet) infrastructure and services in locations that are unlikely to attract sufficient private investment in Myanmar. […]

Amid Int’l Espionage Concerns, Mandalay to Embrace Huawei for ‘Safe City’ Project

As part of its high-tech makeover to become a “smart city” with a view to enhancing the rule of law and security, Myanmar’s second largest city Mandalay is ready to embrace Huawei, prompting questions about whether upper Myanmar’s business hub will become prone to data theft and state-sponsored spying—both of which the Chinese telecom giant […]

Online shopping site rgo47 eyes a growing market

When Royal Golden Owls Co. launched the 27th SEA Games Myanmar T-shirt in 2013, it was a hit across the country. To meet soaring demand for the T-shirts, which sported the games’ owl mascot, Royal Golden Owls turned to rgo47 to give consumers the option of ordering online. One of Myanmar’s first online shopping platforms, […]

Cancellation Notice for Request for Quotation (RFQ), Telecommunication Sector Reform Project (TSRP)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (TSRP) Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5353-MM Contract Title: Radio Planning Tools (Software) and Digital Map (Software) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): G.1.3.7 Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) would like to inform that invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) of Radio Planning Tools […]

Opportunities available to digitise manufacturing, agriculture in Industry 4.0

Myanmar has the potential to leapfrog semi-automated production lines and jump straight into the era of Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution, under which cyber-physical systems and marketplaces, smart robots and machines, big data, connectivity, energy efficiency and virtual industrialisation will take center stage. This is because Myanmar has not even fully participated in the […]

Invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ),Ministry of Transport and Communications, Deadline: 17th June, 2019

Invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) now invites eligible firm to submit the proposal for “Telecommunications Infrastructure / Network Inspection Tools ”as part of the Telecom Sector Reform Project supported by the World Bank’s Loan. The deadline for submission of RFQ is June 17th, 2019 by 13:30 PM (Myanmar Standard […]

An electric bus leapfrog for a cleaner, healthier Yangon?

More cars, buses and trucks on the roads are driving air pollution higher in Yangon. In 2018, a team of Japanese and Myanmar researchers found the city had unhealthy levels of what scientists call PM2.5 – soot 100 times thinner than a human hair. According to their article, published in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine, […]