Just a few years ago the connection rate of mobile phones in Myanmar stood at barely 10 per cent of the population. Now, after a roll out of telecom infrastructure that number is closer to 80 per cent.
Honey Mya Win, former telecom engineer at Huawei and now founder of an online freelancing platform Chate Sat., was quoted as saying, “In two or three years, I’ve seen a huge improvement. Before, it was one mobile operator. Now, we have like three or four. That’s led to a huge boom in tech-related opportunities for us.”
Tech investors are starting to look at Myanmar as a place with still a lot of potential.