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Inside Myanmar’s First Tech Hub

If you believe in investing in a vision rather than just in companies, Myanmar’s first tech hub, Phandeeyar, will give you the lowdown on the country’s burgeoning startup market.

Nowadays, buying a SIM card for $1.5 or less has become commonplace, yet it would have been unthinkable in Myanmar just seven years ago, when a mobile user had to pay $250 for a SIM card. In 2014, the Myanmar government granted Qatari telecom provider Ooredoo and Norway-headquartered Telenor the access to Asia’s final telecom frontier, bringing a nationwide mobile network and low-cost SIM cards to the country.

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