YANGON Myanmar is three years into a telecoms boom. Since the sector was opened to foreign competition in 2014, thousands of mobile towers have sprung up and more than 30,000km of fiber-optic cable has been connected. Mobile penetration has jumped from 10% to over 70%, while internet speeds have soared and data usage has increased 1,500 times over.
The first phase has been infrastructure. The second is services -- everything from Korean TV dramas and local pop music to medical support and education.