Myanmar’s mobile revolution too slow for many
A piece I wrote from Yangon on the state of mobile communications in Myanmar
Myanmar is on the cusp of a mobile revolution. Only it’s happening way too slowly for many locals.
Last week the government invited expressions of interest for two mobile phone licenses – a first step towards increasing mobile penetration from its current 5-10 percent to 80 percent in three years. That would lift it off the bottom of the world’s ladder of mobile use and put it on a par with neighbors like Bangladesh.