With 70 percent of mobile users having smartphones, Myanmar is possibly the fastest growing Internet market in the world. With rudimentary international links, this can cause all sorts of problems. One (partial) solution is content delivery networks.
Internet users in Myanmar have received a speed boost as Norway’s Telenor and local company Yatanarpon Teleport (YTP) go live with Google Global Cache (GGC). This represents the first active content delivery network (CDN) resource in one of the last untapped telecommunications markets in the world.
In addition, CDNetworks has established points of presence (PoPs) in Myanmar as part of a partnership with its parent company KDDI Group. KDDI entered the communication business in Myanmar as part of a collaboration with Sumitomo Corporation and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications in July 2014.
“While there has been some local hosting of web pages, prior to June 2015 there hadn’t been any international hosting companies with a local presence in Myanmar,” said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at internet performance monitoring company Dyn.