Published on Monday, 03 September 2012 20:18
The Myanmar government has promised to increase Internet speed for ADSL subscribers while reducing monthly plans, Deputy Minister of Communication, Post and Telegraph U Win Than announced.
Government-owned MPT said ADSL speed will increase from 256 Kbps to 512 Kbps, 512 Kbps to 1 Mbps and 1 Mbps to 1.5 Mbps. ADSL users outside Yangon will likewise experience faster speed once transmission infrastructure for wider bandwidth is completed.
Monthly fees for Yatanarpon Teleport, the semi-governmental communication company, range from 30 FEC or foreign exchange currency (128 Kbps plan), 70 FEC (256 Kbps) to 125 FEC (512 Kbps).
Before the prices are decreased, the price for MPT ADSL varied between 1.5 million kyats and 2 million kyats in black market.
Yatanarpon Teleport reduced ADSL initial fees from 1,000 FEC to 500,000 kyats or about US$562 (not including modem) and MPT also reduced to 700,000 kyats ($786).
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