Thailand’s largest mobile carrier, Advanced Info Service (AIS) has launched iSwop, a postpaid service that allows subscribers to pay for data consumption monthly rather than by recharging when credit runs out. iSwop subscribers can use up their leftover monthly voice call quota for connecting to the Internet with one minute of voice call equating to […]
Telecommunications in Myanmar are several steps behind most developed countries, and also lag behind neighbouring Southeast Asian countries: generally, you may find that systems are antiquated and access is patchy and slow. Only a small percentage of the population has access to a fixed telephone line, and internet and mobile penetration are also low. However, […]
Are you simply unable to travel without your smartphone and a broadband connection? Take heart: under the right circumstances, you don’t have to leave home without your phone. Cellphone roaming in Southeast Asia isn’t just possible, it’s very easy to do. Certain U.S. cellular phones and most European cellphones will work in Southeast Asia; if […]
TAKE a taxi in Bangkok and the driver’s mobile phone is sure to chirp. A long conversation ensues, usually by speaker phone, since few cabbies bother with headsets. It is not just that cabbies are chatty; it is also that talk is cheap. Once reserved for the rich, mobile phones are now ubiquitous in South-East […]
The Internet in Laos was first introduced in 1997. The introduction of mobile broadband has significantly increased the use of the Internet in Laos since 2008. In 2008 two operators, Lao Telecom and Unitel, were granted 3G licenses. Another two licenses were issued to ETL and Beeline in 2011.
Telecommunications in Cambodia include telephone, radio, television, and Internet services, which are regulated by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Transport and posts were restored throughout most of the country in the early 1980s during the People’s Republic of Kampuchea regime after being disrupted under the Khmer Rouge.