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Information Technology and Communications

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Title: Ministry of Communications Posts & Telegraphs
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Communications Posts & Telegraphs
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Communication Breakdown
Date of publication: March 2003
Description/subject: "Despite efforts to modernize communications, Burma's telecom sector remains antiquated and inefficient... Maung Ngwe would have attended his mother's funeral but his family couldn't tell him in time. They live in a village in Sagaing Division in Upper Burma. Maung Ngwe, 25, lives and works hundreds of kilometers away in Rangoon. He says the deficiency in telecommunications technology is to blame. "Our village doesn't have any phones, and neither do the neighboring villages, so my family couldn't make a call to let me know earlier." Instead Maung Ngwe learned of his mother's death by mail. By then it was too late. Maung Ngwe's family is not alone. According to official figures, 6,560 villages in Burma have no phone lines. During a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity last August, Tint Lwin, Chief Engineer of the junta's Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), admitted that most people in Burma's rural areas have never even heard a dial tone..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 11, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: DEVELOPMENT OF ENABLING POLICIES FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION - CHAPTER 5: MYANMAR
Date of publication: 2003
Description/subject: Chapter 5: Myanmar: 5. 1 Introduction: The Background; 5. 2 Policies Governing the Production and use of IT; The Computer Science Law (1996); The Draft IT Master Plan; 5. 3 Present state IT Use and Production; ICT use: Selected old Technology Indicators; Use of New Technology: Telecommunication; Mobile Telephone; Computers and Internet; Present state of IT Production; Human Resource Development in IT; 5. 4 Investment in IT: Policies, Performance and Challenges Investment Policies; Trend in Foreign Direct Investment; Role of FDI in Myanmar Economy; Working with Constraints: Promoting Investment in the IT Sector; 5. 5 Trade in IT: Policy, Performance and Challenges; Trends in the External Sector; Trade Policy: Present Scene; Structure and Direction of Trade; Promoting Trade: the Role of IT; Implications of e-ASEAN and ITA; 5. 6 Concluding Observations and Reflections on Policy Options; Tables; References .
Author/creator: K J Joseph
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCAP
Format/size: pdf (589K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.unescap.org/tid/projects/gms.asp
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2004


Title: Satellitenfernsehen erlaubt. Mehr E-mail, Einstieg ins Internet. Auslandsfernsehen
Date of publication: September 2001
Description/subject: Auswertung aktueller Meldungen zur Vergabe von Lizenzen fuuer Satellitenfernsehen, Internet, Email. New licences for email, internet, satellite TV.
Author/creator: Guenter Siemers
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Institut fuer Asienkunde
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Seminar on Data Protection Technologies for National Statistical Offices -- Country paper: Myanmar
Date of publication: 08 August 2001
Description/subject: Seminar on Data Protection Technologies for National Statistical Offices Seoul, 17-21 August 2001 STAT/DPRO/Myanmar 8 August 2001 ENGLISH ONLY ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC Seminar on Data Protection Technologies for National Statistical Offices 17-21 August 2001 Seoul Country paper: Myanmar Presented by: Ms Aye Aye Kyi Staff Officer (Computer), Central Statistical Organization, Myanmar This paper has been reproduced as submitted. It has been issued without formal editing.
Author/creator: Aye Aye Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCAP
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 April 2004


Title: Telecommunications Breakdown
Date of publication: June 2001
Description/subject: A new mobile telephone network using Global System Mobile (GSM) technology was set to go into operation in Rangoon and Mandalay by the end of June,
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol 9. No. 5 (Business section)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Burma's IT Dream
Date of publication: May 2001
Description/subject: Burma's belated entry into the IT era is being hampered by a lack of infrastructure and the ruling junta's fear of losing control over the flow of information.
Author/creator: Maung Maung Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy", Vol. 9. No. 4
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Y2k Myanmar
Description/subject: This site contains information regarding Myanmar's effort to prepare its Government and Private Enterprise sectors for Year 2000 compliance and/or readiness.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar National Committee on Y2K Work Programme
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003