August 15, 2014
This is what it looks like when a country gets mobile phones
Just 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.
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