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Video streaming key in fight for Myanmar mobile subscribers

Major carriers Ooredoo, MPT introduce discount data plans specifically for streaming

Mobile carrier Ooredoo has partnered with video streaming service iflix to offer discount data plans for video content.

YANGON -- With faster mobile connections in place and smartphone use on the rise, discount data plans on video services have become a key strategy for Myanmar's mobile carriers in their fight to attract new subscribers.

In June, Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the country's biggest carrier, started to offer discounted data plans to view YouTube content and local TV through mobile apps, while rival Ooredoo has announced a partnership with Malaysian video streaming company iflix.

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