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Telenor suspended wireless broadband data services in Myanmar

Norwegian Telecoms company Telenor has confirmed that the company can no longer offer wireless services in Myanmar due to instructions from Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, media reports.

Norwegian Telecoms company Telenor, one of the biggest carriers in Myanmar, confirmed it could no longer offer wireless services. It was offering fiber optic service of up to 40 megabits per second in its packages as of Friday, well below high-speed access, which is a minimum of 100 Mbps.

The order to shut down Myanmar’s wireless broadband internet services comes after protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta’s takeover. According to source, The Myanmar government has shut down all but a few fully military-controlled media outlets. Some of those banned or whose operations have been suspended have continued to publish via social media or whatever methods they can find.

Facebook announced it was providing a safety feature to enable users in Myanmar to beef up security settings locking their profiles to prevent access by non-friends. That includes preventing non-friends from enlarging, sharing or downloading full-size profile and cover photos and seeing any posts on a person’s timeline.

Facebook and other major social media platforms have banned members of the Myanmar military, also known as the Tatmadaw, and are blocking ads from most military-linked commercial entities.

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