The land of the $20 smartphone

“This one $40, this one $30 … that one $20!” The owner of the street stall, a man of about 30 years wearing a traditional longyi tied around his waist, is gesturing at a phone that looks, to my eyes, like a mid-range Android phone. It bears the brand Singtech, a brand among myriad others […]

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Greenlee said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar’s leap in the telecommunications sector would fuel the firm’s growth in the nation. “It is the first time that subscription video on demand [SvoD] service is available in Myanmar. So, we have set a benchmark again. We expect to be highly successful,” she said. “Myanmar is the […]

Descendent of last Myanmar King did not take too well to Thai Soap

I have never watched Plerng Phra Nang (A Lady’s Flame), a prime-time soap opera on Thai television that depicts a bloody dynastic power struggle in a fictional kingdom. The series — with elaborate period costumes and a lot of face-slapping and cat-fights among royal consorts — has received bad press in Myanmar and Thailand alike. […]

Myanmar Starts DAB Trial

Myanmar Radio and TV (MRTV) will start a DAB trial after having launched a public tender, which has been won by the Hong Kong based system integrator BTL. DAB equipment developer and manufacturer Paneda will provide DAB Head-End Equipment and support. The trial will start with one transmitter in Yangon – the country’s largest city. […]

Myanmar Is Ripe to Be Marketing’s New Frontier

A dusty street vendor taps on the taxi window. He’s not peddling flowers along the thoroughfare in Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon. He’s touting homemade copies of the country’s foreign-investment law and import-export regulations. Myanmar is open for business. After two decades of isolating sanctions, this Southeast Asian country represents one of the few places […]

Thailand True Corp eyes mobile and broadcasting industries in Myanmar

True Corp’s chief has expressed the interest in tapping the mobile phone and cable TV industry in Myanmar. President Supachai Chearavanont said that the company is prepared to apply for the licenses, as soon as Myanmar opens for the application. He said that Myanmar is expected to issue the licenses within this year: 3 for […]