June 28, 2013

Mobile phone revolution begins in Burma

Burma has granted licences to Norway's Telenor and Qatar's Ooredoo to set up the country's first foreign-owned mobile phone networks. The Independent reports.

quotemarksright.jpg Fewer than six million of the country's 60 million people have mobile phones. The government is trying to push the rate to 80 per cent by 2016.

... The original network was intended for only a tiny number of subscribers. Up until a few years ago, the cost of SIM cards could reach $2,000.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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