Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year’s harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory […]

Telecoms companies take on landmines

As mobile telecoms operators extend their rollout into conflict and post-conflict areas, they will come up against a formidable challenge – navigating the risk of landmines. Tower companies employed by Telenor, Ooredoo and Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) will become the first private firms to build such infrastructure in areas fought over in some of […]

Myanmar’s Destination Management Company gets digital upgrades

THE upgrading of Myanmar’s data networks by new telecomms companies in the country are facilitating DMCs’ own systems upgrade with many turning to software-based solutions to handle bookings. A spokesperson from a Yangon-based travel agency who wished to remain anonymous, remarked: “Myanmar’s recent opening resulted in more bookings, and therefore we need a software that […]