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The ASEAN Digital Economy (& Enterprise Innovators Within)

Since its founding in 1967, ASEAN's share of global gross domestic product has almost doubled from 3.3% to 6.2% last year. The region has become the world's sixth largest economy with a combined GDP of US$2.55 trillion.


By Sue Yuin Ho | November 9th, 2017

Myanmar

The State of Enterprise Mobility in Southeast Asia - Where does Myanmar Stand?

According to the Myanmar Telecommunications Ministry, over 90% of Myanmar adults have access to mobile phones in 2016 with smartphone penetration approaching 80% of all mobile phones. As IMF's world's fastest growing economy in 2016, Myanmar has a latecomer advantage and can leapfrog quickly into the technology era. "The consumer market in Myanmar has essentially bypassed the development stages seen in other economies and moved straight to digital and mobile, creating huge potential for internet-enabled businesses', said Mika Artaut, Head of digital marketing at Wave Money.


By Yue Yeng Fong | November 3rd, 2017

Myanmar

Mobile Money: Will Myanmar Succeed the Way Kenya/Tanzania did?

... f ew will remember that the first mobile money service was launched in 2001 in the Philippines. And over the past few years, we've seen vast adoption of mobile money services in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and now Myanmar and Vietnam...


By Irza Fauzan Suprapto | October 12th, 2017

Myanmar

Myanmar’s rapid urbanisation demands for more sustainable urban solutions

As a result of Myanmar’s economic isolation, which lasted until 2010, urbanisation in the country lagged that of its regional neighbours. According to the 2014 Myanmar census, the urban community shared only 30% of the total population in the country; a low figure in both the global and ASEAN index.


By Abdullah Zaidani | September 15th, 2017

Myanmar

Cyber Security crucial in development of Myanmar’s ICT industry

Although Myanmar saw a rapid growth in internet usage and smartphones, knowledge of cyber security did not progress at the same rate. As companies transform digitally and turn to cloud technology, data protection and security have never become more important. Microsoft’s 2017 report, Security Intelligence Report Volume 22, has revealed that Myanmar is now the 4th most exposed country in Asia Pacific to malicious programmes, among Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam (Read the article on cyber security in Vietnam.)


By Su Htwe | September 7th, 2017

ASEAN

50 Years of ASEAN: Ushering a New Digital Era

A region with 630 million people and a combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion; ASEAN has accelerated in economic growth and social progress since its founding in 1967.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore founded the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50 years ago with the goal of facilitating economic and political collaboration among its members. The initiative, which includes a free trade agreement that enabled great intra-regional trade, has propelled ASEAN to be the world’s sixth-largest economy in the world.


By Abdullah Zaidani | August 31st, 2017

Myanmar

Countries with a share in Myanmar’s digital market

With the help of the international telcos, telecommunications infrastructure has been strengthened, with ever-increasing demand. This led to one of the neighbouring countries to come in and build the fourth telco of the country: that was Vietnam.


By Su Htwe | August 23rd, 2017

Future of Education in Myanmar

The future is the cloud. These fast-changing times are making traditional learning obsolete. In Myanmar, even if the kids manage to finish school, there is a high probability that they are not ready for the workplace.


By Su Htwe | August 17th, 2017

Myanmar

Battling Crime with Technology

During March this year, the parliament announced the budget allocation of USD 15.3 Billion for fiscal year, 2017-2018. Ministry of Planning and Finance received the largest amount at 22%, Ministry of Electricity and Energy was allocated 20%, and Ministry of Defence has the third highest at 13%.


By Su Htwe | July 14th, 2017

Myanmar

Is Myanmar ready for IoT?

When Myanmar opened up to the world after 49 years of military rule, many corporations turned their eye to glance at the local market. As time goes by, it has been realized that the country poses enough challenges to profit corporations in a few years’ time, and not for the present.


By Su Htwe | July 3rd, 2017

Myanmar

The beginning of smart mobility in Myanmar?

Smart mobility might have been a concept lost in Myanmar previously, but starting from this year, the country has been making massive changes to its public transport system. Yangon is the commercial and probably the most developed city in the country.


By Su Htwe | June 15th, 2017

Myanmar

Tech-gather, we can find innovative solutions to improve Myanmar’s healthcare quality

WHO recommends a minimum threshold of 2.3 health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives) for 1,000 people to achieve health-related Millennium Development Goals: reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. 


By Su Htwe | May 31st, 2017

Myanmar

Trash can be collected the smart way: Internet of Bins

In the survey carried out by the Yangon City Development Committee’s Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (YCDC), it was found that by 2015 each person disposed 0.41 kg of garbage on average daily, and the garbage production had been rising continually, from 0.34 kg in 2012. More than 70% of the rubbish was classified as kitchen waste, and the rest as plastic, glass, tin and other materials.


By Su Htwe | May 21st, 2017

Myanmar

Cyclone Maarutha Struck Myanmar: Technology Made People Prepared

As forecasted by Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Cyclone Maarutha swept the coast of West Myanmar, Thandwe township at 8.30 pm on 16th April. Maarutha, however, was short-lived and weakened steadily because of the rugged terrain of the region according to NASA. A few houses would need to redo their roofs and one lamp post has to be replaced, but there has been no report of a large-scale destruction in the area where the cyclone made the entry.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

Myanmar

Smart Grid: the way to tackle the need to electrify Myanmar?

The growth in industrialization as well as economic development as a whole has led to an increasing need for more electricity. Although Myanmar is rich with natural resources such as hydropower, gas and coal that can be used to generate electricity, it has the lowest electrification rate in Southeast Asia. The country also foresees a 15% increase in electricity demand every year.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

Myanmar

Mobile Money: the way to bring back glitter to the Golden Land Myanmar?

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There are two sectors that are most progressing in Myanmar; they are telecommunications and financial services. The two combined, creates an exciting venture: mobile financial services.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

Myanmar

Yangon: reflecting on ICT/IoT developments and potentials in Myanmar

Myanmar Pagoda Shwedagon

Being my first time in the country, I didn't know what to expect when I touched down at Yangon International Airport (except I knew that I had to change Burmese kyats at the airport since it was not available at Changi International Airport - tip for those who are making their way to Myanmar.) I wanted to find out more about the interesting, relatively new but robust ICT market in Myanmar, by attending CommuniCast and speaking to some key stakeholders in the telecommunications market about the potential of the enterprise IoT market.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017