Govt says it can’t take action against dishonest telecoms

The government is helpless against telecommunication operators that impose surcharges on customers, as shutting them down even for just an hour could hamper communications in the country, a senior transport official said on Monday. U Tha Oo, deputy minister of Transport and Communications, admitted that although mobile companies are charging users more than they should, […]

Beware of Facebook, abuse of Section 66(d): digital forum

Myanmar needs to address the spread of fake news on social media by empowering local journalists, providing freer access to information, and pushing for more responsible and conscientious use of the internet, said participants at the third Myanmar Digital Rights Forum in Yangon last month. “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we make […]

Upgrading Myanmar’s internet connection

In 2010, internet penetration in Myanmar was less than 0.3 per cent of the population, amounting to a mere 130,000 users. By 2016 this figure had risen 100 times to 13 million citizens online, and this number continues to grow. A World Bank-funded telecom reforms program led to the arrival of two private operators in […]

Government to collect tax to fund telecoms in rural areas

Funds will be collected from a tax on telecoms operators starting in June to extend the telecommunications network to remote areas of the country that do not yet have access, said an official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Telecommunications Law, section 54 states that the ministry can establish and supervise a Universal […]

Yangon Warns Telecoms to Get Proper Permits

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has warned telecommunications companies that have been given licenses to apply for permits when installing equipment or building communications towers in the city. The November 28 announcement in the state newspaper said some companies that have obtained telecommunications licences within YCDC area have set up equipment related to fiber optic […]

SIM Card Revolution Still At Least Eight Months Away, Says Telenor Chief

<a href=”https://consult-myanmar.com/myanmar-information-search-service-from-us99/” target=”_blank”><img src=”https://consult-myanmar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/infosearch-thumbnail1.jpg” alt=”Myanmar information search service” width=”600″ height=”250″ /></a> Mobile phone operator Telenor expects to have its license to operate in Burma by the end of the year, but it will be at least another eight months until long-awaited affordable SIM cards become available, the Norwegian company’s local chief said. Following a competitive […]

Myanmar telecoms licence winners to be announced Thursday as planned

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:16am IST YANGON (Reuters) – The winners of two new telecoms licences in Myanmar will be announced as planned on Thursday despite a vote in parliament to delay the process, the head of the body overseeing the bidding said. “We are ready to announce […]