Title: Myanmar Connected: The Liberalization of Myanmar's Telecom Sector

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2014

Region: East Asia and Pacific

Country: Myanmar

Sector: Telecom and ICT

Topic: Country Profile

Keywords: Country Profile, Knowledge Lab, Telecom and ICT


Document Summary:

This report is extracted from Handshake Issue #15: Connectivity.

Document Details:

Political and social transformations in Myanmar have made possible reform of the country’s telecommunications sector. Liberalization has allowed a country with the lowest rates of telecom penetration to leapfrog into the digital age. In February 2012, it cost $300 to buy a mobile SIM card anywhere in Myanmar—that is, if such a rare find made itself available. But just over two years later, in September 2014, you could easily purchase one for $1.50—and have your choice from among three operators.

Updated: June 27, 2022