A US$2-million grant from the Omidyar Network to Yangon tech community Phandeeyar will help support a for-profit accelerator programme to be launched in September.
500 Startups has made its first ever investment in Myanmar, pumping in an undisclosed amount into Yangon-based startup Bindez, which operates an information search engine and ‘discovery platform.’
Ooredoo said it offering support to those affected in Myanmar’s 11 national disaster zones following severe seasonal flooding, while Ooredoo Myanmar has launched a SMS crisis-code ‘Help Myanmar’ which invites customers to donate their credit balance, or part thereof, to flood victims.
Myanmar now has its first electronic commerce payments platform, developed and implemented by 2C2P, a leading South-East Asian payment services company, and Myanmar Payment Union (MPU), the national payment network.
Singapore-based Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture between Germany’s Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo, has announced the launch of its general merchandise e-commerce platform Daraz (www.daraz.com) in Bangladesh and Myanmar (called Shop.com.mm).
Frontier Digital Ventures said it has made two key investments in Myanmar – online automobile website MyanmarCarsDB online property website iMyanmarhouse.
Telenor’s Sigve Brekke talks about how new demand for data is coming from unlikely market segments, which in turn drives the demand for spectrum across various bands.
Ruckus Wireless Inc said that Frontiir, the official ICT (information and communications technology) sponsor and partner of the 27th South-East Asian Games (SEA Games), will deploy Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi solutions to provide a reliable, high-performance wireless infrastructure.
According to IDC's latest study, Myanmar’s devices market will soon take centre-stage as the country hurtles towards becoming an ICT-driven nation.