Broadband and mobile connections are set to improve in Burma’s capital and its largest city as two major providers of telecommunications services upgrade their offerings.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel discusses the impact that mobile technology has had on Burmese society since the sudden and widespread introduction of cheap SIM cards and smartphones.
Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg says Telenor will launch some time in September with both 2-G and 3-G networks. He also promised Burmese customers international calls at affordable prices.
Ooredoo’s cheap SIM cards are ending up on the black market, with even official dealers selling them at higher prices.
Watch today’s top stories with Angus Watson.
Norwegian company Telenor and Qatari-based company Ooreedo have been awarded highly anticipated telecommunications licenses in Burma. Both companies say they will invest billions of dollars to roll out mobile phone,[…]