A few days ago, one of our fellow readers spotted a new Internet Service Provider in town: WeLink.
Myanmar GT Broadband Co.,Ltd aka WeLink is a new Internet Service Provider only available -as of today- in Mayangone Township in Yangon.
The ISP has a very discrete social presence with less than 300 likes so far. It does even not run a website.
On December 15th, WeLink opened its first showroom at Myanmar Plaza.
From a technology perspective, WeLink operates a fiber network (FTTH / FTTB) which can connect both individual houses and condos.
10-20% cheaper than competition
The price list is slightly cheaper than the other fiber providers. For example, 1Mbps with WeLink will cost you 69,000 MMK versus 80,000 MMK with Fortune Broadband. You will have to add up to your bill the traditional non-sense: 50,000 MMK annual fee.
Installation fees are fixed at 200,000 MMK and include a WiFi router. Once again, this is quite affordable compared to the other fiber providers. Fortune Broadband usually charges 500,000 MMK for fiber installation but just launched a Christmas promotion with installations charges reduced at 300,000 MMK with a 1 year contract and 200,000 MMK with a 2 year contract.
Myanmar GT Broadband cannot guarantee any timeline for installation, it will mainly depend on the location.
Ready for service…
On a side note, we have not found any track of a public AS or public IP range for Myanmar GT Broadband. This means that the ISP is whether not alive yet or sourcing Internet from a partner which takes care of the IP transit for them. According to its customer service, WeLink sources Internet from Ooredoo and MPT. There is a good chance that WeLink relies on Golden TMH Telecom infrastructure which peers with MPT and Ooredoo according to Hurricane Electric.
Also note that WeLInk has an ongoing promotion only available for the first 100 customers. Installation fees are reduced of 50% and bandwidth will be doubled during 6 months.
Finally, payment terms are purely prepaid and Myanmar GT Broadband offers door to door payment collection.
Herbert is a nom de plume.
I am an experienced telecom professional blogging about the fastest growing Internet market in the world: Myanmar.