After the gold rush, fierce competition in Myanmar’s telecoms sector

Five years after the government liberalised Myanmar’s telecom sector, there is now fierce competition between four operators. That’s great for consumers, who enjoy the lowest data rates in Southeast Asia – but not so much for the companies that have invested in licence fees and infrastructure. OOREDOO provides “Myanmar’s fastest mobile network”, while Telenor owns […]

MPT sim card holders must register at sales centres under new rules

THE Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) company has issued an announcement to operators that phone sim cards have to be registered at sales centres. Phone sim cards which have not been registered will be suspended starting from March 2017. Mobile users have been instructed to register their sim before the cutoff date to avoid being […]

SEA-ME-WE5 submarine internet fiber cable networks to be installed in early 2017

SEA-ME-WE5 (South East Asia- Middle East – Western Europe 5) submarine internet fiber system will be installed in early 2017, said an official from the Ministry of Transport and Communication. Currently, installation of land cable networks is at it’s final stage for the installation of the SEA-ME-WE5 submarine cable networks. This SEA-MEWE5 submarine cable networks […]