Telecommunications in Burma
Telecommunication networks 
Installation of telephones and the cost of calling are prohibitively expensive for most people. To call overseas for two minutes would cost more than most earn in a month.
Telephones - main lines in use: 503,900 (2005)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 5,400,000 (2012) 
general assessment: meets minimum requirements for local and intercity service for business and government
domestic: system barely capable of providing basic service; cellular phone system is grossly underdeveloped with a subscribership base of less than 1 per 100 persons
international: country code - 95; landing point for the SEA-ME-WE 3 optical telecommunications submarine cable that provides links to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2, Intelsat (Indian Ocean) and ShinSat (2007)
Homepage : www.mpt.net.mm/
Bids are been invited for two fresh telecom licenses by the Myanmar Government. The deadline is set to be Feb 8, 2013. The licenses are expected to be issued in June and carry a contract duration of up to 20 years. Two more licenses are expected to offered following this round of bidding. 
According to government statistics, 5.4 million of Myanmar’s 60 million population had a mobile phone subscription at end-2012, giving the country a mobile penetration of 9 per cent. 
Television broadcast stations: 4 (2008)
- Kyehmon (Burmese: ကြေးမုံ) - state-run daily
- The New Light of Myanmar (Burmese: Myanma A-lin) - English and Burmese language organ of SPDC
- The Myanmar Times (Burmese: Myanma Taing) - private-run English-language weekly
- MTV or MTV1 - state-run, operated by Myanmar TV - broadcasts in Burmese language.
- MTV2 - state-run, sister channel of MTV - broadcast in Burmese language and some local languages
- MTV International - state-run international TV service
- MTV3 - state-run, another sister channel of MTV - doesn't broadcast in Burmese but in Thai, Khmer, Vietnamese and English. (pay TV)
- MTV4 - state-run 24 hours sport channel. (pay TV)
- MRTV - state-run, operated by Myanmar Radio TV - broadcasts in Burmese, Arakanese, Shan, Karen, Kachin, Kayah, Chin, Mon and English
- MRTV-3 - state-run second international TV service
- MRTV-4 - pay TV service (only available in Yangon)
- TV Myawady - army-run network
- Democratic Voice of Burma - Activists from the 88 Generation launched it. Based in Norway, it makes both TV and Radio broadcasts
- Radio Myanmar - state-run, operated by Myanmar TV and Radio Department
- Yangon City FM - entertainment-based, operated by Yangon City Development Committee
- Democratic Voice of Burma - opposition station based in Norway, broadcasts via shortwave
- Myanmar News Agency (MNA) - state-run
The government does not allow access to the entire Internet; many adult, anti-government, free email, and web sites are blocked. The costs to install Internet access and ongoing usage charges are prohibitively expensive for most people.
Myanmar Teleport (formerly Bagan Cybertech), Information Technology Central Services (ITCS), and the state-owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunication (MPT) are the Internet service providers in Myanmar. Internet cafés are common in the larger cities of the country.
According to MPT's official statistics as of July 2010, the country had over 400,000 Internet users (0.8% of the population) with the vast majority of the users located in the two largest cities, Yangon and Mandalay.
See also 
- "Vodafone, China Mobile eye Myanmar". Investvine.com. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- "Myanmar telecom bidding war heats up". Investvine.com. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- Maierbrugger, Arno (5 April 2013). Inside Investor http://investvine.com/vodafone-china-mobile-eye-myanmar/
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- "Company at a glance", Yatanarpon Teleport Co., Ltd.
- "New consortium to shake up IT sector", Ye Kaung Myint Maung, Myanmar Times, vol.19, no.370 (11–17 June 2007)
- "Internet Services Tariff", Information Technology department, Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs. Retrieved 10 June 2011
- "Myanmar Internet Provider", Guide for Myanmar, 2007
- "Internet service hampered as Myanmar Teleport server breaks down", Mizzima News Agency, 10 February 2009
- Wai-Yan Phyo Oo and Saw Pyayzon (30 July 2010). "State of Internet Usage in Myanmar". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese) (Yangon) 3 (18): 1–2.