NEC Corporation, in a statement, announced will open a brand office in Yangon, Myanmar which will begin operations in January 2013. According to NEC, the company has been contributing to Myanmar’s communications infrastructure for 35 years through provision of telephone switchboards, wireless equipment, satellite ground stations and broadcasting systems. With the local office, NEC able to contribute more in helping Myanmar to develop the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) as well as social infrastructure.
Myanmar was reported only 3 per cent of people in the country subscribe to fixed or mobile telephone lines. The government aims to increase the figure to 50 per cent by 2015, which they believe the development can drive improvements in the banking and IT systems to support the rapid economic growth there.
by Alice Lee