Monday, August 27, 2012

Burma to enhance communication technology links

Monday, 27 August 2012 15:00 Mizzima News

Burma will ask information and communication technology (ICT) experts to provide plans for upgrading its international technology communications structure.

IT experts have been invited by the Ministry of Communication, Post and Telegraph to give advice for the reform, said the state-run New Light of Myanmar.

Minister Thein Tun told a workshop on ICT development on Saturday that Burma is behind in ICT development compared to other countries in the region.

The links provide fax by phone and IP services with ADSL, Wi-Fi, Wi-max wireless broadband systems and other communication technology that is required to operate based on international communication standards.

The newly established Yatanarpon web portal and “triple play soft switch” in Pyin Oo Lwin in October 2010 were an important step in providing IP services.

Moreover, the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Service, a high standard communication technology, was launched in Yangon and Mandalay in December 2010.

The SEA-ME-WE-3 South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 currently links 34 countries via an underwater cable system and satellite communication system and cross-border transmission links systems have been built.

Plans are also underway to be able to link with SEA-ME-WE-4, Asia, Europe under water cable. It will be linked to SEA-ME-WE-4 via Bangladesh. After completion of the project, it will allow communication with other countries included in SEA-ME-WE-4 cyber link via fiber cable.

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