Ministry of Communications

Insight – Disconnected for decades, Myanmar poised for telecoms boom 0

Demand is soaring with phone shops in Yangon

Demand is soaring with phone shops in Yangon

Reposted from Reuters
By Martin Petty

YANGON (Reuters) – Blackberrys and iPhones aren’t much use in Myanmar, where its only network is frequently jammed, data services are scarce, prices extortionate, lines crackly and most phones don’t roam. For decades, its telecoms industry has been a shambles. More…

Burmese SIM Card Price Slashed by Half 0

An ethnic Chin man uses a mobile phone in Mindat, Chin State

An ethnic Chin man uses a mobile phone in Mindat, Chin State

Reposted from The Irrawaddy
By Hpyo Wai Tha

RANGOON—As the first step of Naypyidaw’s low-cost Mobile Phone Plan, the Burmese Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraph (MPT) has reduced the cost of SIM cards by around 50 percent.

SIM cards will be available at 200,000 kyat (US$ 250) for GSM and CDMA 450MHz handsets, and 250,000 kyat ($312.50) for WCDMA and CDMA 800MHz versions from March 14, claims a statement in state-run newspapers on Tuesday. More…

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