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BBC news on mobile phones in Burma

Although a country of almost fifty million people, it's thought that less than 10% of the population own mobile phones, and internet access generally is still rare making Burma one of Asia's least connected markets. However, the market is not set to remain untapped and the number of mobile subscribers will likely mushroom over the next four years as on June 27 the Burmese government will auction two mobile operator licences amongst a dozen or so bidders narrowed down from an original list of around twenty.