Burma’s notorious online defamation law remains the tool of choice for powerful people in the country who seek to punish those who are trying to hold them accountable, and the amendment of the law in August has had “no discernible impact” on this, says a new report by the rights groups Free Expression Myanmar.
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Vietnamese technology company FPT has become the first 100 percent foreign-owned firm to operate in Burma, announcing on Wednesday that it had been granted a 15-year licence for telecoms and[…]
Burma’s telecoms network will receive a boost when 700 newly-ordered mobile communications towers are rolled out across the country. Telenor Myanmar has purchased the units – which will allow ‘multi-tenancy’, or[…]
State-owned telecoms firm China Unicom has completed construction of a US$50 million optical cable connecting China with Burma and international subsea connections on the Indian Ocean coast. The 1,500km cable,[…]
Burmese military-owned Myanmar Economic Corporation (MEC) plans to become a telecommunications operator in the near future, according to Minister for Communications and Information Technology Myat Hein. MEC will be the[…]
Ooredoo and Telenor finally received their Burmese mobile licences on Thursday at a ceremony in Naypyidaw. The companies were originally awarded the mobile licences in June, but the issuing of[…]