FTTH Internet Comes to Bago at a Low Cost

Internet service provid­er 5BB Broadband has introduced fiber optic home internet (FTTH) to Bago’s commercial areas at rate cheaper than in Yangon and Mandalay.

A subsidiary of Global Technology Myanmar, 5BB Broadband is target­ing hotels and commer­cial areas in Shinsawpu and Likepyarkan quar­ters, Myoma market, and Shwe Maw Daw pagoda as recipients of its FTTH service.

Installation for FTTH internet in Bago costs K150,000, which is 50 percent lower than the cost of Yangon and Man­dalay rates of roughly K300,000, said Ko Myo Myint Nyunt, General Manager of 5BB Broad­band.

“As a result of Myanmar Investment Commission’s designation of Bago as a tax exempt area in April, the installation and sale of FTTH internet is more affordable for both busi­nesses and private con­sumers,” Ko Myo Myint Nunt added.

Monthly packages vary in price proportional to the speed of the connec­tion.

A 1 megabit per second connection costs K49,500 a month, a 5Mbps con­nection costs K149,500 and 10 Mbps offered at K249,500 a month.

For those who want to fly, the fastest available connection is 20 Mbps which comes with a stag­gering K449,500 a month price tag.

“We are extending con­nection to Bago’s neigh­boring townships by working to expand the network’s infrastructure,” Ko Myo Min Nyunt said.

The company provides 2 free FTTH access points at Shwe Maw Daw Pa­goda and the renowned Myozargyi café with the goal of establishing 50 free internet access points in the Bago region. 5BB currently provides 31 free internet access points in Yangon.

Source: Myanmar Business Today