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The Gospel according to Google

Myanmar government urged to take hands-off approach and let telecom and internet services flourish freely.

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  • Newspaper section: Asia focus
  • Writer: Justin Heifetz
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The telecommunications sector in Myanmar is set for an unprecedented boom in access and penetration if the government does not regulate it, said Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google, on his first visit to Myanmar. 

Speaking at Myanmar Information and Communication Technology Park, Schmidt told an audience of students, IT professionals, entrepreneurs and civil society activists that the country must embrace transparency to develop telecoms infrastructure.

Increasing internet penetration from Myanmar’s staggeringly low one-percent level “can happen right now, right here, this year”, he said.

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