August 15, 2014

This is what it looks like when a country gets mobile phones

BuWmG8jCEAAuzud.jpgJust five years ago, mobile phone penetration in Myanmar stood at 1%. By 2013, it had already shot up to 13%. The government wants to drive that number north of 75%.

Meanwhile, the price of a SIM card dropped from $3,000 to about $260. This month, Qatar’s Ooredoo, a mobile operator, started selling SIM cards for 1,500 kyat ($1.50).

Picture left, the outside of the Ooredoo store in Mandalay, a day after it opened.

[via Quartz]

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