Telecoms news from Myanmar
The Myanmar government has appointed a group of international consultants to assist it in preparing to award the country's first two mobile operator licenses. ...more.
The Myanmar government says that it has pre-qualified 12 companies to bid for the country's two mobile operator licenses. ...more.
Vodafone has confirmed that it is to bid for one of the forthcoming mobile licenses being offered in Myanmar/Burma. The company has formed a joint-venture with China Mobile to bid for the license. ...more.
A week after he resigned as Myanmar's Telecoms Minister, Thein Tun is reported to be under investigation for accepting bribes - along with about 50 other officials at the Ministry. ...more.
Thailand based mobile network, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has confirmed that it is considering bidding for one of the two telecoms licenses put up for tender by the Myanmar/Burmese government. ...more.
Myanmar/Burma's telecoms minister resigned earlier this week, just after the government published details of its planned telecoms license tender - but reportedly for unrelated reasons. ...more.
The Myanmar government has formally announced plans to award two telecoms licenses later this year, breaking the monopoly enjoyed by the state-owned operator. ...more.
Japan's KDDI has announced that it is setting up a local subsidiary in Myanmar/Burma. ...more.
Myanmar's government has outlined plans to loosen the state's grip on several key industries, including the telecoms market. ...more.
Burma's military regime is preparing to intercept more than 3,000 GSM and CDMA phones, according to an official from the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT). ...more.
Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants to get a Twitter account once she is released from house arrest so she can get in touch with the younger generation after years of isolation, her lawyer said Monday. ...more.
The latest traffic report from Opera web browsers has found, probably surprisingly, that Apple's iPhone is the most popular handset used by Opera Mini users in the secretive country of Myanmar (Burma). ...more.
Myanmar is planning to add some 400,000 additional lines to its GSM and CDMA networks this year, ...more.
Myanmar's telecommunication authorities are planning to expand GSM coverage to the border areas next to its Southeast neighbours, ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent has refuted recent media reports that it might have provided monitoring equipment to the Myanmar military government to track internet use by its citizens. ...more.
The state-owned telecoms network in Burma/Myanmar is to expand its CDMA network capacity by some 150,000 lines in the two main cities of Yangon and Mandalay this month, ...more.
Myanmar's government is reported to have permitted mobile phones to be used in its secretive capital city, Naypyidaw. Phones, which are already highly restricted were banned in the new capital city for security reasons. ...more.
Hollywood star Julia Roberts and detained Chinese activists are among celebrities and political prisoners tweeting and signing petitions for the release of Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as she approaches her 64th birthday - her 14th spent in detention - organizers said Sunday. ...more.
The authorities in Burma (Myanmar) are reported to be planning to boost the CDMA network capacity by 150,000 subscribers in the two main cities of Yangon and Mandalay. ...more.
It has been reported that mobile phone users in the reclusive country of Burma (Myanmar) can now send SMSs overseas, but only via a government approved website. International SMSs direct from mobile phones is still banned. ...more.