Myanmar Internet link continues to meet with interruption (3)

20:44, November 03, 2010      

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There are only two state Internet service providers in Myanmar - - the Myanmar Teleport (previously known an Bagan Cybertech) and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.

According to the telecommunications authorities, the number of Internet users in Myanmar has reached nearly 300,000, up from 12 in four years ago.

Meanwhile, the authorities claimed introduction of 400 public access centers in 324 townships in the country within three years to facilitate communication links.

In October this year, a first Myanmar-language national web portal and an Internet exchange were formally launched in the Yatanarpon cyber city in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay region.

Along with the launch was also triple play soft switch of Yatanarpon Teleport Company, paving the way for the soon availability of high-tech communication FTTH (Fiber to the Home) service system comprising Internet, VOIP telephone and IPTV channels from a single fiber cable network which has higher speed system than Wi Max, ADSL, Dial up systems..

The Yatanarpon national web portal stands the first ever service of Myanmar and it was built for Internet users, knowledge seekers and information gatherers to be able to browse the website they like by using the nation's own search engine in Myanmar language.

Without relying on foreign websites, students studying their specialized subjects seeking knowledge will be able to browse local and international websites via Yatanarpon web portal.

The triple play service is made up of the Internet service, information and communication and is expected to be launched in Yangon and Mandalay by the end of this year.

Source: Xinhua
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