Google's Eric Schmidt wants in on the ground floor in Myanmar
posted by Michael H. / Mar 15, 2013, 8:11 PM
Myanmar has been a military dictatorship for decades, but in 2011 reforms began that removed the military rule and installed a "quasi-civilian government". A series of political and economic reforms have made Myanmar much more attractive to business. So, next week Google's Eric Schmidt will be traveling to the country to give a talk at a technology and communications park and meet with government officials.
Myanmar is planning to modernize its telecoms infrastructure partially by giving two operating licenses for companies to build new telecoms infrastructure. Once that is complete, it should be ready for companies like Google to move in and get smartphones into the hands of the people.
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Wish they set up Google fiber here, then they could brag their Internet is 1000 times faster, not 100 times like in Kansas. The state run telecom is selfish, they sell SIM cards for around $250 and a 2mbps adsl costs over $150 per month.
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 8:20 PM 1
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SIM card for around $250? Wow,seems like the government really wanna encourage people to use cell phones
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 9:39 PM 1
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Google wants to rule the world!!!
posted on Mar 15, 2013, 8:21 PM 0
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The cheapest labor they can in the world, plus ad revenue. Steve Jobs ghost must be screaming at the Apple board members "why didn't you think of this first?!?"
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 12:29 AM 2
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