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Information on using the Myanmar network and phone
Today, the Internet and the phone are so much loved and almost indispensible in everyday use. Myanmar is also a low-income nation and the Myanmar network is still local. If you want to use the phone and Internet in Myanmar, you should take a few minutes below. Myanmar's first Internet access (formerly Burma) was set up in 2000.
Internet usage has fallen sharply in Burma's past since September 2011. Before September 2011, the army regime worked proactively to limit and monitor Internet connectivity through internet usage restrictions on the basis of softwares, infrastructures and technological restrictions, legislation and ordinances with financial penalties high and long jail terms for the perpetrators.
By 2015, Internet usage has risen significantly to 12. 6 percent with the launch of the 3G high-speed wireless Internet by multinational telecommunications operators Telenor Myanmar and Ooredoo Myanmar, and later by Myanmar MRPT. Whilst the Internet landscape in Myanmar has evolved steadily since its launch in 2010 and the abolition of restrictions in 2011, legislation such as the Telecommunications Act 2013 continues to limit citizens' access to the Internet.
Despite the limitations, however, Internet access is still increasing throughout Germany. 5BB Broadband, Yatanarpon Teleport, WeLink Myanmar, Myanmar Speednet, Myanmar Net, Skynet, the state-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT), Kinetic Myanmar Technology and AGB Communication are the Internet operators in Mandalay and Yangon.
Historically, Internet cafés were the general Internet user centre for national Internet use and most used different types of softwares to circumvent public sector Internet use. By the time of democratisation in 2011, with the emergence of low-cost wireless Internet and the upgrading of telecommunication infrastructures following liberalisation, Internet cafés have become less so.
In Myanmar, however, especially in Yangon and Mandalay, they are still widely used when humans are writing a blogs or doing other work. Internet for home use in cities other than Yangon and Mandalay is the only Internet connection provided by MPT. However, the internet charges are so high.
- Up until 2017, MPT ADSL will be 325,000 Myanmar Kyat (estimated at US $ 240). - ADSL setup initially costs 50,000 Myanmar Kyat (estimated at $37) excluding CPE. - It is estimated that the 512kbit / sec (lowest bandwidth) is 17,000 Myanmar Kyat (estimated at US $ 13) and the 2.5 Mb / sec (highest bandwidth) is 80,000 Myanmar Kyat (60 US Dollar).
- Cities are unable to use Internet FTTH. It is only in Yangon to have fiber-optic Internet, while in Pagan or other places there are high-speed ASTSL billboards like Vietnam in 2000. Internet connectivity via wireless to the WLAN hot spot in Myanmar is almost non-existent or very sluggish.
To buy a personal identification number, foreign nationals need a photocopy of their Myanmar and Myanmar visas pages and a photograph. 3G-capable and available are off-the-shelf SMS and MCUs. Please be aware that there are often gaps in or even no wireless networks in the countryside, but they generally work well in cities.
Fribourg UK offers more than $5 / min. to make a call and can only be made from your room; please be aware that only a few phone conversations allow you to make a call and you can still be billed for a call even though it is not called. They can' find a pay phone in town.
Hopefully this information about the Myanmar web and phone will be useful to you when you learn about this land, especially for overseas visitors.