MIH unveils Myanmar’s fastest fibre-optic Internet

Corporate September 24, 2018 12:26

By The Nation

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Service provider Myanmar Information Highway (MIH) has introduced the country’s fastest fibre-optic Internet broadband for business, with 100-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network capacity, covering 23 townships and major buildings in Yangon. Managing director Sunti Medhavikul said communication infrastructure was one of the keys to businesses success in the digital era.



According to “Internetworldstat 2017”, Internet penetration Myanmar stood at 33.4 per cent, but an International Telecommunication Union report that same year put fixed broadband subscription penetration at just 0.76 per cent. 

“This means most Internet users are relying on the limited reliability of mobile Internet,” Sunti said.

General manager Passakorn Hongsyok said MIH secured rights-of-way for its fibre-optic network from Yangon Electricity Supply Corp in 2017 and approval from the Yangon City Development Committee earlier this year.

The company’s objective is to provide broadband Internet and data communication services, initially for corporations and dense residential areas.

“MIH has become the provider that can offer the fastest fibre-optic Internet broadband in Yangon,” said Passakorn. “With global technology partners, we are ready to support leading corporations to operate effectively in Myanmar.”

At present, MIH broadband covers 23 townships of Yangon – Ahlone, Bahan, Botahtaung, Dagon, Hlaing, Insein, Kamayut, Kyauktada, Kyimyindaing, Lanmadaw, Latha, Mayangone, Mingala Taungnyunt, North Okkalapa, Pabedan Pazundaung, Sanchaung, Seikkan, Shwepyithar, South Okkalapa, Tamwe, Thingangyun and Yankin.