ICT In Myanmar
- Telephone density in Myanmar is 0.6%. In urban
areas, such as Yangon and Mandalay the tele-density
is 3.6% and 2.3% respectively.
- Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) is only
one telecommunication operator and is state owned.
- Standardization of the Myanmar character code
set has been completed and approved according to ISO
10646 and UNICODE standard. Currently, more than 50
fonts with various codes are in use in Myanmar.
There are a number of projects and pilot projects
underway supervised by the e-Application Working
The project was rolled out in October 2002 for frequent
travellers and government officials. The e-passport was
introduced for authentication and access control with a
biometric system using an embedded chip.
Internet and E-mail
Here in Myanmar, we have only two ISP (Internet Service
Provider); run by Government and Private Joint-Venture
1. Government ISP &
2. Private Joint Venture ISP
The first ISP Provider and Provide only dial-up e-mail
Private Joint Venture Company ISP
Who provided not only E-mail and Internet Service.
They provided dial up connection, Broadband Wireless
Access, IP Star Wireless Access. But most of the free
e-mail such as yahoo, hotmail, msn, aol --- etc can't
access to log in.
There are several Internet Cyber café at Yangon,
Bagan, Mandalay, Inle some major Hotels. The cost might
be 2 or 3 US $ per hour. Download speed may be not more
than 10 Mbps