[SatNews] A host of operators, vendors and new investors in the satellite, mobile and broader ICT sectors are converging in Myanmar from November 18-20, 2014, for CommuniCast 2014.
The event, which is the first major telecoms show in Yangon, will showcase the unique market opportunity as the country looks to achieve 80 percent telecoms penetration within just three years. The event, organised by Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd, members of the Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, celebrates the launch of mobile services in Myanmar with the theme of Building Networks, Connecting Communities. The event has attracted the participation of more than 90 companies.
The Myanmar Government has also given its support with H.E.U Myat Hein, Union Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, opening the event at Myanmar Event Park, Yangon, on Tuesday, November 18th. In addition to the CommuniCast exhibition, the organizers are running a series of conferences and seminars including Mobile Seminars and the Satellite Forum.
Demonstrating the importance of the growing mobile industry in Myanmar, the Entrepreneur Institute of the planned Menander University Foundation will be running a series of mobile industry workshops on the 20th November. The Mobile Services – New Engine for Economic Growth seminar will cover topics ranging from the delivering of advanced mobile technology, to mobile money and also highlighting the importance of mobile apps. Supported by Myanmar Computer Federation, CommuniCast will be hosting a number of mobile app developers on the show floor. In addition, jointly hosted by CommuniCast Myanmar and talk Satellite, the Myanmar Satellite Forum takes place on November 19th and will be the first opportunity for the satellite sector to present itself in force to the Myanmar telecoms industry. The country is expected to launch its own telecoms satellite within five years as it moves towards its aim of achieving satellite sovereignty.
Details about the event can be found at http://www.communicastmyanmar.com.