State-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) announced that sales reached 900,000 SIM cards during the month of September. The total includes a batch of 250,000 SIM cards with redesigned MPT logos, produced[…]
Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has launched its 3G SIM cards, priced at 1,500 kyat (US$1.50), in retail shops across the country. Customers must submit an ID card and two[…]
Mobile phone SIM cards issued by Ooredoo, which went on sale in Mandalay and Naypyidaw on Tuesday for 1,500 kyat (US$1.50) each, have already sold out, the Qatar-based firm says.[…]
Burmese domestic telecommunications firm Yadanapon Teleport is looking to distribute mobile phone SIM cards at 1,500 kyat (US$1.50) each beginning in August. Board member Shein Thu Aung said the company,[…]
Daw Thet Thet Khine, the chair of The People’s Pioneer Party (PPP) has been appointed by the State Administrative Council as the Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement,[…]
From 1 June, mobile phone customers in Burma will have to pay commercial tax on any purchases of SIM cards and top-ups following the passing of a new tax law.[…]
There are now 18 million mobile phone SIM cards in active use in Burma, up from one million in 2012, according to Reuters. When they were first introduced after the[…]
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.
Norwegian telecom giant Telenor became an active mobile network service provider in Burma on Saturday, 27 September. The network, currently active only in Mandalay, will expand to Naypyidaw and Rangoon[…]
Recently launched Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) SIM cards are facing connectivity issues in many parts of Burma due to lack of network towers. The 1,500 kyat (US$1.50) MPT SIM[…]
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Ooredoo’s cheap SIM cards are ending up on the black market, with even official dealers selling them at higher prices.