Wed 22 Dec 2010
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Wireless access points in Yangon provide a refreshing alternative to being online at home or in the office. Pic: Kaung Htet LOCAL internet provider, Red Link Communications, is to boost it’s numbers of wireless access points in Yangon from an existing 13 to more than 60, a company spokesperson said last week.
As part of their NetNow project customers can purchase a prepaid K5000 card from local outlets and be able to use fast and convenient internet at quiet locations around the city such as Café Aroma outlets or 365 Café.
Each card entitles users to 15 hours access through a broadband speed connection; ranging from 128-512 kilo bites per second.
According to the 2010 International Computing and Technology survey, a locally conducted market research report released earlier this month, more and more people are beginning to use the internet away from their home or office. The number of users choosing to frequent internet café’s has shot from 42percent in 2009 to 67pc in 2010.
“The connection is good and all you have to do is buy a card,” a technical engineer at Red Link, Ko Aung Kyaw Kyaw said.
Wireless users benefit from a lack of cables and software required to connect to the net. Each new hotspot will be accessable up to 300ft from the access point.
Currently the Red Link has 13 zones at Karawait Garden, Mya Yeik Nyo Hotel (Sport Bar), Sein Le’ Soe Pyae, Dagon Center, City Mart (Myaynigone), Ocean Super Center East Point, Ocean Super Center North Point, Orange Super Market (Tarmawe), Shwe Pa Lin & Scarlet (Han Tar Waddy Car Market), Technoland (Inya Road), Café Aroma (Naypyidaw Cinema), Café Jasper and 365 Café.