Myanmar govt orders internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin amid escalated tensions

ISPs apologize for internet cuts

The anti-Tatmadaw protest movement has condemned the industry for not pushing back against the orders. But ordinary customers of Myanmar’s nearly 70 ISPs, interviewed by Frontier, have also complained about paying full price for part-time inter

Irrawaddy Green Tower to sell for USD 700 million

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners may soon purchase Irrawaddy Green Towers Ltd., Myanmar’s biggest cellular infrastructure company, for USD 700 million, a confidential source told Bloomberg. If successful, the deal would be the largest i
SIM registration deadline gets closer

SIM registration deadline gets closer

The Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) under the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has issued a statement reminding users to (re)register their SIM cards by 30 June or face the threat of having it deactivated on that date. Th

Students arrested after protesting internet blackout

Police arrested students last Sunday during a protest against the ongoing internet blackout in conflict-riddled parts of Rakhine and Chin State. The students are facing charges of unlawful association after police broke up the Yangon protest against

Facebook suspends Myanmar accounts spreading fake news

Facebook announced that it has removed a network of bogus accounts and pages. It banned 13 accounts and 10 pages that had ties to Mytel, Myanmar’s fourth telecom provider that launched in 2018, and its foreign stakeholder, Vietnamese telecom Vi

Four ways Myanmar can boost online shopping

Even the United Nations says Myanmar is dismal for online shopping. The country ranked 126th in the The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) “Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index.” measuring an economy’s pr