Myanmar ICT Articles & Analysis

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In August and September 2014 two new mobile network operators (MNOs) launched in Myanmar, delivering state-of-the-art services to compete with the state’s monopoly. The country is now a fierce telecoms battleground as each company vies to attract Myanmar’s 51m potential mobile users. From under 10% mobile penetration in 2013, the country is due to exceed 97% teledensity...

Myanmar’s telecoms developments will undoubtedly transform the social and economic fabric of the country, but beyond basic voice, data and SMS services a host of other products are being developed, including one of the most successful and transformative services of recent years: mobile money.

With mobile penetration on the rise, how can local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) capitalise on the advancement of the telecoms sector?

Myanmar’s IT sector is beginning to feel the effects of the telecoms revolution as a result of the sector’s major reform process, but fixed-line connections and related infrastructure have a long way to go to catch up with the aggressive developments from mobile operators Ooredoo, Telenor and Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT). The general spread of internet...

Chapter | Telecoms & IT from The Report: Myanmar 2015

Myanmar is at the beginning of a telecoms boom, and consumers will soon have access to a plethora of new services that can fully alter the way business, social activities, education, and every aspect of society is run. Myanma SIM cards at one time retailed for $3000 each, severely limiting access, but as of 2014 citizens can connect their phones for just $1.50. The entrance of new players to...

Over the past few years Myanmar has experienced a number of dramatic transitions that have restructured its economy, rapidly changing its unique landscape and gradually enriching the social welfare of its people. These changes have placed modern-day Myanmar back on the international investment radar and have seen the nation coined “the Last Frontier”.