Sustainable ecosystem needed for telecom boom in Myanmar

THE PROSPECTS of Myanmar experiencing a sudden boom in telecom will not be realised if the authorities failed to create a sustainable ecosystem in time, according to speakers at Myanmar Connect 2018, held on September 18-19. Sharad Mehrotra, chief executive of Telenor Myanmar, said the most urgent thing Myanmar needs to do is to establish […]

Foreign telecoms investment reaches $2.8bn

Foreign investment in the telecoms sector has exceeded US$2.8 billion over the past two years, boosting the country’s economy, according to the first Myanmar Mobile Symposium. The event attracted about 200 representatives from the telecommunication sector to the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. It was jointly organised by the three telecom operators, […]

MPT Lowers Internet, SMS Charges

The state-run telecom services provider Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has dropped its Swe Thahar package internet and SMS charges in the face of stiff competition from the foreign telecom operators. As of October 1, Swe Thahar internet charges were slashed from K7.5 per megabyte (MB) to K6, and MPT offered some internet packages with […]