Red Link Communications

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RedLink Communications
Internet Service Provider
Founded 2008 (2008)
Founder Shane Thu Aung, Min Swe Hlaing, Thein Than Toe
Headquarters Yangon, Myanmar
Area served
Nationwide
Services Wire and wireless broadband internet access
Number of employees
500+ (FY 2013)[1]
Website www.redlink.net.mm

RedLink Communications is a private company headquartered in Yangon, Myanmar. It provides WiMAX broadband internet and other Internet and telecommunications services. Its WiMAX coverage includes areas in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan[2] Established in 2008, it became the second (after Bagan Cybertech) privately owned Internet service provider in Myanmar.[3]

In December 2010 the company was the first Myanmar ICT/telecom company to get ISO9001:2008 "Quality Management System" certificate, from SGS Myanmar.[4]

History[edit]

2008[edit]

  • RedLink launched WiMax Broadband Wireless & Installation services in Yangon in October.
  • It launched WiMax Broadband Services in Mandalay on December 2008.

2009[edit]

  • Enjoy Web Portal Lunched[5] and also launched at NetNow Wifi prepaid card in October.

2010[edit]

  • It signed to build National Long haul IP Digital Microwave Transmission Network Solution Agreement with MPT.[6]
  • It provided Wireless access point in Yangon in 2010.[7]
  • In October Red Link got ISO Certificate (9001-2008) Awarded for Quality Management System for ICT.[8]

2011[edit]

  • FTTx[9] (Triple Play Services) launched in Mandalay at March 2011.
  • Jointly cooperated with SK Telecom[10] for 802.16e WiMax Network Expansion at June.
  • It signed 802.16e WiMAX Expansion Agreement with Yadanarpon Teleport[11] at October.
  • It Launched ″WiMAX Service Soft″ in Yangon at December.

2012[edit]

  • It signed MOU with CAT Telecom,[12] PCCW,[13] NTTCom[14] and SingTel[15] to support the Global Access.
  • It launched ″802.16e WiMAX Service Grand″ in Yangon at February 2012.

2013[edit]

Owners[edit]

The company is co-owned by Toe Naing Mann, the advisor to the Speaker of Myanmar’s Lower House of Parliament,[21] and sons of Thura Shwe Mann[22][23] who is Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw, the lower house of the Burmese parliament, since 2011.[24] They were persons related to the previous government of Myanmar, their activities in the European Union were restricted and their assets were subject to be frozen.[23]

In July 2013, European Union re-opened its market to Myanmar because of reform-government.[25][26]

Shareholders and co-founders are Shane Thu Aung,[27][28] Thein Than Toe,[29] Min Swe Hlaing.[30]

Business[edit]

RedLink introduced ″Prepaid internet cards for access to wireless internet at hotspots″ in December 2009.[31]

In 2009, the company announced the expected launch internet radio from the portals enjoy.com.mm and enjoy.net.mm.[32]

In September 2010 Red Link was among six providers allowed to launch high-speed fiber optics internet services in Yangon (Rangoon). The company introduced the service in Yadanabon in March 2010 and in Mandalay in June 2010.[33][34][further explanation needed]

In 27th South East Asia Games, RedLink Communications is provided wireless broadband internet access (WiFi Zones) by cooperating with Cisco Systems Company Ltd.[35]

Other services include web hosting, IP solutions, satellite solutions, VoIP, IPTV, domain name services, for individual and corporate customers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RedLink ready for opening - The Nation". Nationmultimedia.com. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  2. ^ a b RedLink website
  3. ^ "The Internet in Burma (1998-2009) ", Mizzima News
  4. ^ Redlink secures ISO certificate, The Myanmar Times, Dec. 13-19, 2010
  5. ^ "Home". Enjoy.net.mm. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  6. ^ http://www.mptngw.net.mm/ Myanma Post Telecommunication
  7. ^ "Myanmar Times: Red Link to up WiFi access points – Nay Zaw Tun". Burmanet. 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ FTTx
  10. ^ SK Telecom
  11. ^ "IIS7". Yatanarponteleport.net.mm. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  12. ^ CAT Telecom
  13. ^ PCCW
  14. ^ "NTTコミュニケーションズ オフィシャルサイト". Ntt.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  15. ^ SingTel
  16. ^ CISCO
  17. ^ Fortinet
  18. ^  United States . "Official Site - The Power To Do More". Dell. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  19. ^ Southeast Asia
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ Toe Naing Mann
  22. ^ "The Coming Cyber War", The Irrawaddy, March 2010, vol. 18 no. 3.
  23. ^ a b COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 411/2010 of 10 May 2010 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 194/2008 renewing and strengthening the restrictive measures in respect of Burma/Myanmar, Official Journal of the European Union
  24. ^ Shwe Mann
  25. ^ europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-695_en.htm/ European Commission - IP/13/695 18/07/2013
  26. ^ EU opens trade doors to Myanmar
  27. ^ Shane Thu Aung
  28. ^ Shane Thu Aung
  29. ^ Redlink to expand service in joint venture operation
  30. ^ Min Swe Hlaing
  31. ^ "Prepaid wireless cards slated for December release", Myanmar Times, Nov. 23-29 2009
  32. ^ Internet radio on the way: Red Link Myanmar Times, vol 25, no 497, Nov 16-22, 2009
  33. ^ "Rangoon to launch high-speed internet", Democratic Voice of Burma, September 22, 2010
  34. ^ Yangon to Get Fibre-Optic Internet Service, September 10, 2010, citing MPT's mpt.net.mm
  35. ^ RedLink to provide free Wi-Fi for 27th SEA Games